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    Name: Raquel Dewald Book: The Freedom Writers Diary Author: The Freedom Writers and Erin Gruwell Genre: Nonfiction SPOILER WARNING The Freedom Writers Diary Report Plot Summary: Mrs. Gruwell is a new english teacher at Wilson High School. The school is located in a town with a bad reputation for gangsters. When she was a Student teacher, she found a racist caricature of a “bad” Student, Sharaud. She claims this was the sort of thing that led to the Holocaust, but no one knows what the Holocaust is; they just know the violence and discrimination of their everyday lives. So Mrs. Gruwell shifts the lessons to teach about tolerance. When she is done with her role as Student teacher, she gets her first real teaching job teaching “at-risk” freshmen.…

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    years after the L.A. riots set off by the infamous beating of Rodney King, Erin Gruwell was tasked with her first teaching opportunity. Erin was placed in room 203 at Woodrow Wilson High School in Long Beach, California. When Erin started teaching at Woodrow Wilson High, it had recently fallen victim to “Voluntary Integration.” The school was torn apart by race, class, and gender. Blacks, Whites, Cambodians, and Latin American Students all hated each other. Gang rivalry hung in a thick cloud…

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    The Freedom Writers The Freedom Writers took place in Long Beach, California in 1984. One of the main settings was at Wilson High School and Erins home, which was located in Long Beach, California. In the film Freedom Writers there were many wonder characters such as: Eva Benitez Erin Gruwell, Scot Casey, Steve Gruwell, Margaret Campbell, and Marcus. Eva was a student at Wilson high school. She lives in Long Beach, California, When Eva was little she had witnessed someone being murdered.…

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    this compelling movie, Freedom Writers the main Character Erin Gruwell(Hilary Swank) sees potential in grieving students when everyone else has lost hope in them. Long Beach, California is central for violence, drugs, and alcohol. For these students all they have known is love through gangs and rough households. Underneath the tough constructed attitude lies innocent kids who have lost faith in themselves. Erin Gruwell enters Long Beach school district, which is close to Los Angeles and gets…

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    Nobody Left to Hate and Freedom Writers Cognitive psychology focuses on studying how the environment a person lives in affects his or her behavior. In the mid 1950s, researchers started looking into external factors rather than internal processes to explain why people act a certain way. Cognitive research revolutionized and become the dominant approach in psychology by the late 1970-1980s. Then, many people started creating strategies to influence people’s behavior to change. In 1990, Erin…

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    A&M. It was a boring weekend on campus, and none of my friends were leaving to go back to their home towns so we decided to go to the theater on campus, that particular day they were playing “Freedom Writers,” and since none of us had ever watched it we decided to stay. Even though this is not my favorite film, it is on my must see list of recommended movies and since I knew my analysis paper was due soon I decided that this would be the perfect movie to analyze. “Freedom Writers” is based…

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    Freedom Writers Critique

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    school in Los Angeles, California in 1992. The film was about a highly inspiring teacher Mrs. Erin Gruwell who is fresh out of college, played by actress Hilary Swank. The story line is about integration, high school students that are not interested in learning, in light of the lifestyles they live. The setting of the movie was based in a low poverty area that involved gang life, black and Latino people would be shot or beat due to their race. Mrs. Gruwell’s was hired to teach a group of…

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    In America, education is held to a high standard. Therefore, since America holds it to a high standard we are funded by our local taxpayers. Education and funding is probably one of the most taxed things in America. As seen in Freedom Writers, which takes place in a urban area in Los Angeles, Mrs. Erin Gruwell did not have the proper funding to give the proper education to her freshman students. The resources that she needed was not provided to her even if they did have some resources. If…

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    Afterwards, she presents the students with journals of their own so they can express their own personal experiences with the discriminations, gang violence and war they face. Gruwell only taught freshmen and sophomore years but with her love of teaching and determination, she managed to help all students achieve the proper academic level and unite them as a family. She made an impact so big the board of education granted permission for Gruwell to become their junior and senior English teacher.…

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    5, 2007, many conflicts occur in Long Beach, California (“Freedom Writers”). Freedom Writers was directed by Richard LaGravenese. Erin Gruwell, played by Hilary Swank, is a new teacher to Woodrow Wilson Classical High School and is completely unprepared for the classroom (“Freedom Writers”). Hilary Swank adapts to the students and puts them first with all their problems in life. While trying to gain their respect, she tries to get the students more involved with school and to work hard in life.…

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