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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Wednesday, March 31st

Assignments Due:

In-Class Agenda:
Modern Refugees.
Shattered Lives - Literature Circle (Jigsaw of Stories).
Read First 1/2 of Book In Class.

Take Notes & Fill Out Role Card.


Sarah Gould said...

Those youtube videos that we watched today in class really healped me understand how hard it was for the people who had to live in the jungle! It gave me a better picture of how it really was for them. I didn't really get to see the living conditions that they were in but the parts I did get to see were sad and depressing. But the thing that got to me most was the interviews on youtube that we watched with the Hmong people. When they were describing how they felt, it was so heart breaking! It brought tears to my eyes and that lunp in my throat! It's just too hard to believe that it's goining on in life today! :'(

Alexis Cogar said...

I have to agree with Sarah, it must be absolutely terrifying for those people I could never grasp the fact that it is happening(like the Holocaust), but I can fully understand what they feel, prior to the interviews, and the quotes we read in class on Tuesday. If I had power I would really try to do something about it, but i may end up in war. I hope this ends soon, and they get to rest and live in their country in peace:)

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