Freedom Writers Compare the lives of the students of the movie to students I might have in future classrooms. Imagine the impact Mrs. G had on the students in her classroom. Discuss the violence and hate the students had towards each other. The impact Mrs. G had on her students was amazing. She fought against the board of education and did anything possible for her students. She didn’t just give them book work or worksheets. She worked with them from beginning to end, she never once sat down. She got books from which they could relate to and get inspiration from. For example, she got the Diary of Anne Frank. She also had to live through a war and still lives through her diary. She showed them that no matter if you die for your people or your pride, you will be forgotten by everyone. If you write about your life, then you will live on forever. All of these kids were deeply impacted by Ms. G because she fought for them and really understood the hardships they had to go through every day. She couldn’t change the way they lived, but she could change their mentality and prepare them for greater things in life besides jail or death. These students had to encounter so much violence and crimes every day. These kids didn’t know any better because this is all they knew and had grown up with. It was a war between races in their school and they even had a full blown fight with everyone. Eva had to witness a murder take place by her own people. Some students had to drug deal and others were in gangs. Mrs. G changed everyone’s perspective by taking them to a holocaust museum and showing them the consequences of hating others. This was a life changing experience her students because they knew they were not the only ones who were discriminated against or hated by others and going through a war of their own. I believe that it only takes one teacher to change a child’s life and all it takes is love and patience.