Affected by her experiences growing up during China’s Cultural Revolution and her move to the United States, Hung Liu’s recent exhibitions showed both adversity and perseverance. Hung Liu was only permitted to draw from life when she was trained in Beijing. Liu, however, was against these strict rules and secretly used photographs as an aid in her painting. Her father was captured and taken away to prison when she was six years old. Her family has to destroy most of their family photos because those personal items were prohibited during the Cultural Revolution.
In the beginning of “The struggle to be an All American girl”, Elizabeth Wong started out with describing Chinese school in her living town and wrote about her and her brother’s experience of changing their culture from Chinese to American since they were children. They went to the Chinese school because her mother pretention to keep their cultural estate even though they hated it. At the school, they learned not only Chinese but politeness as well. The school in her memory smelled like “mothballs or dirty closet”, and the principal was look like a “maniacal child killer”. She also described her learning Chinese like the most boring thing in the word by using some words as: “kowtow”, “chant”, “sing-san-ho” and ideographs letters.
She thought of someone, her father. Michael is a barrister so Josie decides to call him to get her out of the mess. He succeeds and they decide from there to start getting to know one another. Later on when Josie arrives at school she is met by the school captain, Ivy Lloyd, who is crying. “John Barton killed himself.” Josie breaks down completely and feels awful just as her HSC exams are starting for the year.
Meaghan Savage Block -4 (a,c,e) She was born as Norma Jeane on June 1st 1926.She was bounced around from foster home to foster home when she was little and spent little time with her mother because her mother was institutionalized for mental illness. She had a difficult child hood with many emotional problems. She was beaten as a child by older boys in her family, and was raped when she was eight. She always tried to replace her broken up family by attaching herself to others. She married at the young age of 16 to James Dougherty.
To the School Board officers: The book “The Unwanted: A Memoir Of Childhood” by Kien Nguyen, tells stories of Kien’s real experience in the post-war Vietnam in 1975. The Northern Communist took over the Southern Capitalist where Kien and his family lived. After the Fall of Saigon, the Nguyen family had experienced in an inhumanity life because the Communist government had token everything away from the Nguyen family, and lots of violence had applied to them. For example sexual violence from relative, racism issue from society, and revenge. I think this book is not appropriate for 11th grade student because some high school 11th graders might be immature to interpret the meaning of the book, and they might get the wrong message in some ways.
Supreme Court Cases Tinker v. Des Moines 1968 John Tinker of 15 years of age, and Mary Beth Tinker, 13 years of age, brother, and sister, and Christopher Echardt 16 years of age all had parents who protested the war. In an attempt to copy their parents the teenagers come up with a plan to let everyone at school know what they thought about the war. In order to show their protest towards the war during the holidays they wore black armbands to school. Word of the armbands quickly made its way up the grapevine until finally, the principal found out. The siblings, and Echardt were asked to remove the armbands; consequences for failing to do so were suspension until after New Year’s Day, and confiscation of the armbands.
One article which was a story on a girl who blamed her father for the divorce of her parents, the other was about pregnant teenagers of Hazelwood East High School sharing the experiences they encountered in the school. In order to keep the girls privacy the editors changed their names. Before the article could be published they were removed by the Principal who felt they were inappropriate. The Principal felt that
At the end of our junior year of high school, my best friend, Hannah, made the decision to have sex with her boyfriend. The next morning she came to me scared beyond belief and told me that the original form of protection they used was ineffective. As Hannah looked in my eyes I could see what was going through her mind; her eyes reflected the fear of rejection and disappointment from her clean-cut, conservative parents and the fear of her plans for college being whisked away in the reading of one little pink plus sign. Every thing she had worked for and dreamed about would be gone if she was to become pregnant and I did what any friend would do; I told her there’s a way to make sure that doesn’t happen. I told her everything I knew about Plan
However, when information is removed from textbooks, part of history is distorted. Due to this alteration of facts, the agony and despair felt by the victims of unimaginable and devastating acts would be forgotten. For example: “Leilani Muir was 10 when her mother committed her to Alberta’s Provincial Training School for Mental Defectives. On the Basis of a single IQ test, she was labeled a ‘moron’. Four years later, she was admitted to the school clinic, supposedly to have her appendix removed.
Elizabeth 09.01.12 Pre-Ged essay MSSD's Bad Girl I was a very bad girl in Model Secondary for the School Deaf (MSSD)'s dorm with my roommates and friends. We did a lot bad things but three things what I did done got me into the trouble stealing pagers, throwing toilet paper soaked with water, and pulling down the for alarm. I were looked back at these actions that I would never do again because I am grown woman. My roommates and I had old sidekick 2’s and we saw some students had sidekick 3 which was newly released phones. I don’t know how it started us talking about it and made a plan to