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English home language

Grade 9

A true sense of freedom

Module 19

To communicate ideas accurately

Activity 1:

To communicate ideas accurately and coherently

[lo 2.2]

Imagine what freedom means to different people.

  • You may wonder if freedom does indeed exist throughout the world. To children in war-torn countries or in detention, freedom may seem an impossible dream. To those suffering poverty or even emotional traumas, freedom may seem non-existent.
  • Now find pictures in magazines or newspapers, which depict freedom as you imagine it could be. After pasting them on a sheet of paper, write a caption for each picture.
  • Also write WHY you have chosen these pictures to symbolise freedom.
  • Now “show and tell” the class about your pasted pictures as well as your reasons for choosing them.

Rough work:

1. Captions for pictures:

2. Reasons for choosing pictures:

Activity 2:

To evaluate writer’s point of view and to use language to investigate questions

[lo 3.8.1]

Comprehension - Freedom must be protected

Read the following article very attentively. Answer the questions that follow in full sentences and in your own words as far as possible.

1. History shows us that people have always been concerned about human rights, as can be seen in many religious writings and cultures. The individual is seen as most important in some while in others the group is the major unit.

2. There seems to be a consensus about basic values such as respect for human life and dignity, tolerance for those who are different or who have different ideas, the solving of differences by non-violent means and fair and just punishment for those who break society’s laws.

After the Second World War, fourteen countries met to draw up the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a protest against the atrocities which occurred during the war, especially genocide, which is the planned killing of people merely because of who they are. Six million Jews were killed between 1939 and 1945 just because they were Jews. The UDHR was written for all countries, whether they are economically strong or not.

4. Today, many people are involved in human rights organizations. These organizations want to make people aware of human rights abuses throughout the world so that these abuses can be stopped. Non-governmental agencies such as Amnesty International and the International Committee of the Red Cross are involved with the plight of prisoners-of-war and prisoners in general. They try to ensure that standards of treatment are humane at all times.

5. You, as an individual, should be willing to take a stand to protect Human Rights so that freedom from abuse becomes a reality.

6. Firstly, you could approach family and friends, youth groups, women’s organizations, labour or business groups, religious groups, political parties, national human rights groups or professional unions if you are aware of human rights abuses.

7. Secondly, you need to consider different tactics or strategies which could include public meetings, exhibits, displays, plays, writing to the press, circulating petitions, placing advertisements or contacting local radio talk shows, research, negotiation, arbitration or mediation or participation in demonstrations.

Questions & Answers

Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
On having this app for quite a bit time, Haven't realised there's a chat room in it.
what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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Berger describes sociologists as concerned with
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