ENGLISH MIDDLE SCHOOL

Complete your CAP file carefully. It contains most of the information you need to finish your assessment! Choose a state or local issue. Be sure to have your teacher and parent or guardian approve your choice of issue. Choose a format for your presentation. You may choose one of the following: letter to a newspaper editor slideshow presentation video or podcast Your presentation should address all the following questions: What is your chosen issue? What background information did you gather about this issue? What government agencies and citizen groups would likely address the issue? Are there laws or other rules related to the issue? What is the ultimate goal to address this issue? (In other words, how will you know the problem is solved?) What are the public policy alternatives to address the issue? What are the positives and negatives for each possible policy alternative? Based on your research, which public policy is the best to address the issue? Support your answer with facts. What is the best plan to get the policy enacted? Be sure to include a list of at least three sources of information. Set time aside to revise your work. Reading your work over thoroughly will help you identify areas that need improvement. You could have a trusted adult or peer review it as well. Revising your writing will make it more powerful. Keep in mind that your goal is to write in a formal style, as if your work will be presented to government officials. This activity will give you more tips for great persuasive writing.

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Answer: Use powerful stats to make kids stop and think

For example nearly half the world's population lives on less than $2 a day and 0.5% of the world's population holds more than a third of the world wealth. The UN has a good site with statistics on different issues. Another great website looking at development numbers is Gapminder.

Use assembly time to reflect on the world around you

Assembly is a great opportunity to get kids reflecting on the world around them, and there are a huge range of resources are available. Christian Aid does an assembly of the month and Oxfam produces something every half-term.

Use the news as a platform to discuss key issues

For example, talk about democracy with the US election, or use hurricane Sandy to talk about development, disasters and climate change, everyone saw the impact in New York, but what about places such as Haiti?

Food is an issue kids can connect to easily

Food is now a critical global issue, after decades of improvements globally hunger is now increasing and one in eight people don't have enough to eat. This is an issue kids can connect to easily. You can find a range of resources, for example Oxfam's Food for Thought resource and organisations like Action Aid has good resources too. Find a variety of resources on food and hunger on the Guardian Teacher Network, collated here.

Learn about the Millennium Development Goals

These are eight global poverty reduction goals agreed in 2000 to be achieved by 2015, with three years left. The prime minister was recently at a meeting in Paris to discuss what we do in 2015 – some successes but many challenges and a great opportunity for debate. Here are colourful photos from around the world illustrating the eight Millennium Development Goals from the charity Practical Action and from the UN Photo Library.

Start with human rights

The 1948 UN Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a commitment to everyone sharing a set of basic fundamental rights, and kids understand this. You can bring a range of issues back to it - for example 67 million kids are denied the right to education every year - a rich topic to discuss. You can bring this to life use with a (very popular) school-based campaign called Send my Friend to School or see UNICEFs Rights Respecting Schools Award. See also these resources from Amnesty which explore human rights as a preparation for entering the Young Human Rights Reporter competition 2013 including this neat summary of the UDHR. Global inequality and self-sufficient education are explored in this resource by the charity Teach a Man to Fish.

Challenge perceptions about the world

A good starting point is Miniature Earth which represents the earth if it were a village of 100 people. Maps are also useful, for example the Guardian's climate change maps, or Oxfam's resource about map projections.

Get pupils thinking about power structures. For example with the global food system, four companies control over three quarters of global grain trade. Find out more about them in this article and this lovely infographic illustrates the degree of monopolisation in the food system. A good tool is the development compass rose which prompts thinking about the political, social, economic and environmental aspect of any issue.

Use a learn-think-act process

Don't stop at the learning, but get pupils thinking about their how to do something as responsible global citizens. This can include raising awareness locally, contacting their MPs, or changing their shopping habits. For more information on global citizenship see this page or Get Global, a great resource pack for teachers.

Use the Global Dimension as a guide

This was developed by the Department for Education as a guide to thinking about global issues with your pupils, it has eight key concepts which can help to guide and organise learning.

Lastly don't reinvent the wheel

There are resources already there. Look at sites like Oxfam's, but also the Global Dimension website – a central clearing house for global learning resources.



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What is the theme of the pome "hero" by Mariah Carey?

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Encouragement because the song tell you to be brave and strong

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Mariah Carey's lyrics to Hero are in reference to to discovering the hero inside each and every one of us. Therefore when she speaks of the "long road when you face the world alone" she is certainly not meaning this in the literal sense, but a more symbolic sense of how taking on the challenges and responsibilities of releasing one's inner hero is a struggle.

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What do allegories and commentaries have in common

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Allegories refer to any piece of writing which have a hidden message. The hidden message most often refers to one of a political or moral nature. Hotel Rwanda, a movie about a man who shelters hundreds of people from mass genocide in Rwanda explores the themes of genocide and taking charge for one's own safety. It is an example of allegory.

A commentary on the other hand refers to a piece of writing or visual which offers opinions about a specific topic or tries to explain a certain phenomenon in greater detail.

The similarities between the two are: they both deal with factual instances, they are both serious in nature.Hope this helps


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Which sentence describes the main idea of the poem? A. Some dreams need more time to develop and grow. B. It’s difficult for people to keep their dreams alive. C. No one knows what happens to dreams that are never fulfilled. D. Dreams that are delayed could disappear or become a burden.

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Answer:

A

Explanation:

Some dreams need more time to develop and grow.

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There isn't any poem to analyze.

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However, it is possible to explain some things:

In literature, theme is defined as the main idea or an underlying meaning of a literary work, which may be stated directly or indirectly, according to Literary Devices. There are major and minor themes: the major theme is an idea repeated by the author in his literary work; the minor theme is an idea that is briefly mentioned in the work.

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Jumbled Words 1. used /field/ they/ in /are fields/ all/ life /the /of

2.information /has/ it /change /technology /brought a / technology /in / sea change

3. are/ there/ month/ February /of/ a/ nine /in/ year/ twenty/ days/ leap /the/ in.

4.are= and / hundred /days/ in /year/ that / sixty six / there / there.

5.become/ on/ have /popular/ reality /T.V/ shows.

6.telecast /show/ every /T.V/ to/ channel /reality/ wants/ a.

7.increases /their / it /rating /T.V /time / in /prime.

8.every / four/ hours /the fast /take /liquids /during.

9.the fast /grapes /in recommended /and /orange /during / juice /of / lemons.

10. May /also /vegetable/ soup/ your/ doctor/ recommend.

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At the moment I only have answers to 5, 10, and 3.

3: In a leap year, there are twenty-nine days in the month of February.
5: Reality shows have become popular on T.V.
10: Your doctor may also recommend vegetable soup.
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