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Issues in Africa

  1. 1. Child Soldiers By: Ian Martin 10th honors literature/ composition 4th period
  2. 2. Innocent youth This image was used under a CC license from: 2872925/sizes/o/in/photostream/
  3. 3. Mayhem Arrives This image was used under a CC license from: 3934/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  4. 4. Broken family This picture was used under a CC license from: =comm&mt=all&adv=1&w=all&q =african+family&m=text#page=5
  5. 5. “…each time I accept death, part of me dies.” (pg. 70, A Long Way Gone)” This image was used under a CC license from: sizes/l/in/photostream/
  6. 6. Their father was war This image was used under a CC license from: 30125775/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  7. 7. Treated like animals This image was used under a CC license from: 493736108/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  8. 8. Broken and Worn This image was used under a CC license from: 9/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  9. 9. Scarred for Life This image was used under a CC license from: 3737957/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  10. 10. Relief of the United Nations This image was used under a CC license from: armyafrica/4625880769/sizes/o/in /photostream/
  11. 11. Future in Question This picture was used under a cc license from: ku/541692360/#/photos/gbaku/5 41692360/lightbox/
  12. 12. Deprived This image was used under a CC license from: 661/sizes/o/in/photostream/
  13. 13. Credits • "AK-47: the Sierra Leone child soldier." BBC news. BBC news, 6 Dec. 2005. Web. 22 Oct. 2010. <>. This article was very interesting. It is a newspaper article about how modern weapons improve the efficency of children soldiers. It also provided specific details about the issue. The newspaper proved its self reliable. • Beah, Ishmael. A Long Way Gone. New York: Sarah Crichton, 2007. Print. We used this book to provide the basis for our informatiuon. It helped use come up with questions and some answers. It is a first hand acount of what happened. • "Child soldiers." war child. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Oct. 2010. < child-soldiers?gclid=COKZ0Zr28KQCFc9a7AodEmbm1A>. This resource gives a lot background imformation. It is not specificaly children soldiers in Sierra Leone, however it provides information about how the children are treated and used. It provieds alot of facts. We checked the publising organization to back up the source. This organization proved to be a very crediable source. • Child Soldiers in Sierra Leone. 2003. Zenger Media. DVD. This DVD was provided by Ms. Hamilton. It was about the UNs efforts to help children that have been rescued from life as a child soldier. It provided background information to about the issue. It told us how they are helping the orphaned children, and how they are trying to find their family. • Jones, Lynne. "The boys of war." Globe & Mail 3 Mar. 2007: n. pag. Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 22 Oct. 2010. < default/ cant48040? sDetailsWindow%3FdisplayGroupName%3DNews%26prodId%3DOVIC%26action%3De%26windowsta te%3Dnormal%26catId%3D%26documentId%3DGALE%7CA160065469>. This Article was conecting the book "A Long Way Gone" to the real life scenarios relateing to the issue at hand. It was a good summary of the book and touched bases on our issue greatly. as far as evaluating this article, I trust Gale database. I also know that this is a legitimate newspaper in Canada. This will help increase my understanding of the book and will help me conect the book to my research.It also gave me another opinion on the issue and how it relates to the book. • "Military use of children." Wikipedia. N.p., 18 Oct. 2010. Web. 26 Oct. 2010. <>. This source provided a very broad over view of the issue. THis gave us a better understanding of where to focus our research to find specific facts. It also told us specificaly about children soldiers in Sierra Leone. We got this source from wikipedia there were no flags on the page ,but we still check some of the information to make sure it was reliable. • Richards, Paul. "Sierra Leone." Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity. Ed. Dinah L Shelton. Vol. 2. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2005. 946-954. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 22 Oct. 2010. <>. This source provided information about the civil war in Sierra Leone. This was helpful, because it gave us a good background to why the war is going on. The reasons why they rebals and millitary use children as warriors. This source was an article from an encyclodidia. We checked this source and it proved its self reliable.