Freedom Writers: Express Yourself Discussion Guide
A facilitator’s discussion guide for youth leaders, educators and families to accompany the book and movie, Freedom Writers Ages 13 – 18 www.freedomwriters.com
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Comparing Freedom Writers and The Outsiders
Taking place in Long Beach California, Richard Lagravense directed an amazing movie titled “Freedom Writers.” Freedom Writers came out in 2007 and has inspired many teenagers all over the world. Not only do I consider this to be one of my favorite movies...
” Sartre focuses on the relationship between the writer and the reader. He analyses the process involved in writing and reading. He says that literature involves both the writer and the reader, for one cannot survive without the other because a writer cannot produce a piece of literature for his own...
quad carry into the classroom” – Diary #2 (Freedom Writers 8). This student describes an environment that is segregated as a matter of practice. Everyday people are faced with difficult obstacles in their lives that affect their education. In The Freedom Writers Diary, students disengaged from education...
The Enlightenment Writers
The central ideas of the Enlightenment writers were similar to, yet very
different from, those of the writers of earlier periods. Four major
Enlightenment writers were Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Paine, Thomas Jefferson,
and Patrick Henry.
Their main purpose was to write...
it a chance or leave right away? Well, the students from The Freedom Writers survived. The students at Wilson High School survived even though there were a lot of shootings and gang violence. The Freedom Writers book and The Freedom Writers movie are both similar and different because they consist of...
Movement. Dr. Martin Luther King made it very clear as he frequently translated some variation of logic or reasoning through out his speech, as the writer or author of the speech he show a lot of credibility and trustworthiness, and also a variation of emotional appeal about what he was saying in his...
on the Freedom Writers Diary
Ten years ago, The Freedom Writers Diary was published and soon became an international sensation. Today, more than one million people have read it, and they have even made it a motion picture starring Hilary Swank. As the freedom writers...
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Freedom Fighters of India Vallabhbhai Patel His brave deeds earned Vallabhbhai Patel the title of the iron man of India. For his role in the Bardoli Satyagraha, ...
249 Words Short Essay on Five Freedom...
“A Talk To teachers”
By James Baldwin
Two-Dimensional Visual Art: Film
“ The Freedom Writers”
Director: Richard LaGravenese
Story by: Erin Gruwell
Adapted from: The Freedom Writers Diary
Two-Dimensional Visual Art: Painting
“Hope “( painting)
By George Frederic Watts
emphasizes individual existence, freedom, and choice. While Existentialism was never an organized literary movement, the tenets of this philosophy have influenced many diverse writers around the world and readers can detect existential elements in their fiction. Americans writers like William Faulkner, Ernest...
granddaughter swinging near the fence, looking past the valley. This is very symbolic as it shows that his granddaughter is swaying on the edge between freedom and staying with her family. This can be seen in the second paragraph of the story,
“His eyes travelled homewards along this road until he saw his...
The Freedom Writers were a group of kids from Wilson High School in Long Beach, California helped change the world around them for the better. Do not think that these kids didn’t have help from anyone because, they did. The help they got the most was from a couple of very caring individuals...
anyone been gunned down but the police complaints,
threats and hounding are ominous. The two recent incidents
remind us, yet again, that the right to freedom of expression in
India remains at best ambivalent and at worst a bracketed,
highly restricted one. As a result, whether it is “citizens” who take
that person is. Thomas Jefferson and Patrick Henry are two such people. These great men are among the writers who shaped the America of today, which is a long-standing symbol of democracy and freedom.
Jefferson has created a long standing impression on the world and molded the America of today. Upon...
American Indians and Freedom
American Indians have striven for freedom ceaselessly since the colonization in 1800s. But for different American Indians, the definitions of freedom vary a lot. For the chief Seattle, the writer of AUTHENTIC TEXT OF CHIEF SEATTLE’S TREATY ORATION 1854, the freedom means the rights...
• What is Freedom?
• How do you exercise freedom
outside your line of duty?
• How were you disciplined as a child?
• How do you see yourself
ten more years from now?
• What is the opposite of freedom?
Matt Timothy Dizon RN
Technical Writer Jim Lemuel Ventanilla
the ideology of liberalism, which is a political ideology that is against any system that threatens the freedom of the individual, specifically the importance of human individuality and the freedom of humanity from attachment to another group. The big picture is that the ideology of liberalism was one...
After Sophomore Year
During their junior year, in 1997, the Freedom Writers all went to Washington, D.C., where they presented their diary to the United States Secretary of Education Richard Riley. During this trip they also honored the Freedom Riders by holding a peace march and prayer vigil at the Washington...
Freedom Writers Influential Moments
“Racial discrimination is similar to a deprived child who grew up wanting someone to offend.”- E. Shohat. Set in California, Freedom Writers locates this bad stereotype of people in the interior of the racial community fit in to a nasty corruption...
Hillary Rodham Clinton, we find a lot of points made in terms of internet freedom by the use of her power position. After she made her speech to the audience in George Washington University there were authors, professors, writers, and research study groups who wrote on behave of the arguments she made...
The Freedom Writers Essay- Chloe Taylor
How are different cultures represented in Freedom Writers? What values and attitudes do we draw from the film and its background?
Cultures are shown and exposed to us in various ways everyday. Different cultures are represented in different ways in the Western...
The Freedom writers Diary which was a amazing true story for it shows strength, courage, and achievements in the face of adversity. This remarkable true story starts in the fall of 1994, in class room 203 at Woodrow Wilson High School in Long Beach, California. Erin Gruwell first time teacher faced her...
Freedom Writers Essay
Sophomore Writing- Movie Review
The gang violence currently going on daily in America has an impact on every American right now, especially youths. This violence is a result of the lack of education in the people involved, which is a topic brought up...
with an important message. Explain what the reader is to learn and analyse and how the writer achieves his purpose.
A short story that warns us about the disparaging effect the future will have on us is the writer tries to create is a dull and disheartening one. He tells us about the streets being “silent...
Freedom Writers- Movie Review
“Freedom Writers" has a great advantage over all those other idealistic and somewhat naïve teachers who come to inner city schools and initially face setbacks but persevere and eventually gain the students' interest and teach them to achieve far beyond the expectations...
exist. They may even pick up a romance filled book to day dream and fantasize. We have the freedom to read any type of book we desire, and the freedom to read it whenever or wherever we like. The Freedom Writers Diary is a non-fiction. A book that tells the story of war, reality, and struggles of daily...
Maya Angelou. The free bird makes a good comparison with a caged bird, talking about how the caged bird is trapped, and the free bird claiming its freedom. The caged bird seems to represents the black community, and the free bird represents the white community. My reading from the title alone portrays...
Here It Matters
In Long Beach, California, a war is raging. You can’t always see it, but its soldiers know it’s there. You need to go and watch “Freedom Writers” right this instant. In this heartwarming movie, Hillary Swank plays quirky school teacher Erin Gruwell who, alongside her unsupportive husband...
FREEDOM WRITERS - 2nd March 2007 (Cert 12A) (Paramount) Starring: Hilary Swank, Scott Glenn, Imelda Staunton, Patrick Dempsey, Mario Directed By: Richard LaGravenese Freedom Writers is inspired by real teenagers and the diaries that they wrote after the LA riots. Two-time...