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English home language

Grade 8

Cultural and aesthetic prejudice

Module 9

Write a sensitive letter and read a passage

Activity 1:

Write a sensitive letter

[lo 4.1.2]

  • Now that you have looked at prejudice around the world, write a letter coming from someone who has experienced prejudice against himself.
  • Choose ONE of the following children’s problems and write a dignified letter as if coming from him or her, explaining what happens exactly, how you feel and what you think can be done about the situation: Give examples of the kind of trauma that you experience and try to explain descriptively the actions and reactions of the participants.
The thoughts of an Irish girl / boy who has been victimised because she is a Catholic. The thoughts of an Indian girl / boy who is victimised because she is one of the untouchables.
The thoughts of a Muslim Iraqi student who is victimised while studying in America. The thoughts of a young Palestinian girl / boy who is living in a largely Jewish area and who feels victimised.
The thoughts of a young Serbian boy / girl who has to attend school in a largely Croat region and who feels victimised. The thoughts of a young girl / boy who speaks English only in a largely French-speaking quarter and who feels victimised.

PREPARING:

  • Do some reading on any of the above countries and their problems.

ROUGH, SUMMARISED RESEARCH NOTES:

Look at the following assessment chart BEFORE you start writing:

CRITERIA   
Opening Format Quite right Almost right Not quite right Not right at all
Opening paragraph Impressive Quite touching Fairly moving Has no impact
Main points Have impact Quite impressive Rather confused Very confused
Mood Very meaningful Quite meaningful Meaningful in parts Not meaningful
Closing paragraph Has impact Quite impactful Fairly impactful Has no impact
Neatness Very neat Quite neat Neat in part Untidy
Diction Striking Good at times Scattered Poor
Figurative imagery Very touching Touching at times Too few images No imagery
Punctuation Adds to theme Quite interesting Used too seldom Poorly used

MADE-UP ADDRESSES AND NAMES OF THE CHARACTERS:

PLANNED OPENING PARAGRAPH:

MAIN POINTS TO COVER:

PLANNED CLOSING PARAGRAPH:

FINAL EDITED LETTER (To be handed in for your portfolio)

Activity 2:

Read passage

[lo 4.1.2]

  • Now, it is time to read the following passage to yourself and then answer the questions that follow:

The Givers and the Takers

1. When a learner is in Grade 8, there are certain sensitive issues which affect a young girl or boy: These are issues to which they react with deep emotion, heartfelt agony and embarrassment. The good news is that this is natural.

2. However we need to understand relationships more clearly and to look a bit more deeply to find solutions. There certainly ARE solutions to ALL problems.

3. Ignorance, fear and prejudice certainly do not help. To treat a person badly saying that you do not know how a person is feeling is a lame excuse; fearing someone is unnecessary when help is available and showing prejudice to any other person merely enhances a poor character.

4. There are two sides to all relationships: The sender and the receiver. And in between somewhere is a rather garbled message!

Questions & Answers

where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
learn
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
learn
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da
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Bhagvanji
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
revolt
da
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
Alexandre
nanocopper obvius
Alexandre
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
LITNING Reply
what is a peer
LITNING Reply
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
LITNING Reply
What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
Rafiq
if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
Anam
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Anam
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
Hafiz
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
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
?
Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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Source:  OpenStax, English home language grade 8. OpenStax CNX. Sep 11, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11041/1.1
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