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  • 1. Children Soldiers in Sierra Leone
    By: Justin Palmisiano
    Children Soldiers in Sierra Leone
    10A World Literature/Composition
    4th Period
  • 2. fear
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  • 3. http://www.flickr.com/photos/travlr/82714950/
  • 4. struggle
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  • 5. CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/perpetualplum/2866054138/
  • 6. fighting
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  • 7. disrepair
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  • 8. help
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  • 9. CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/m2w2/191545978/
  • 10. how?
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  • 11. CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/gbaku/851481247/
  • 12. “Every time I stopped shooting to change magazines and saw my two lifeless friends, I angrily pointed my gun into the swamp and killed more people” Ishmael Beah
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  • 14. imagine
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  • 15. Beah, Ishmael. A Long Way Gone. 2007. New York: Sarah Chriton Books, 2007. Print. A Long Way Gone is about a little boy is faced with the daily troubles of war and how to get through the day alive. I evaluated this source by checking background information in Ishmael. Then also had to trust Mrs. Hamilton on giving us this Memoir. This source enhanced my understanding because I did not really know what the children were facing in the heat of war. This opened up my eyes to what is really happening in Africa.
    Child Soldiers in Sierra Leone. Zenger Media, 2003. AVI file. In the video it showed what the UNICEF was doing to help the children find there homes. I could not really evaluate the source since we were given no source it came from. I just have to trust Mrs. Hamilton on this one. This video helped me to understand what UNICEF was doing to help with the trouble in Sierra Leone. I found it very moving when the children find their parents for the first time in years.
    MARTEN, JAMES. “Soldier Children: Global Human Rights Issues.” Gale Virtual Reference Library. Ed. Pauls S. Fass, Ed. Vers. 3. N.p., 5 Oct. 2010. Web. 25 Oct. 2010. <http://go.galegroup.com//‌i.do?&id=GALE%7CCX3402800381&v=2.1&u=cant48040&it=r&p=GVRL&sw=w>. Children have been fighting in civil wars for hundreds of years. The UN has been trying to help the countries with this problem. To evaluate this source I used the CRAAP technique. The source passed the requirements as it should have, because this is a school database. This information informed me with numerous statistics about the child soldier ratio was 90%. The civilian population was only 10% of the entire population of countries in civil war.
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  • 16. Shepler, Susan. “Child Soldiers in Sierra Leone Studied by UC Berkeley Graduate Student.” University of California. Ed. Shepler Susan. N.p., 26 July 2002. Web. 22 Oct. 2010. <http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu///‌>. Shepler went to Sierra Leone and studied people’s feelings and reactions to the war. To evaluate the source I first checked up on the website and found out that it is the actual University Of California website. After that I made sure her information was not plagiarised. This information source helped because it was my level of reading and not to high up to understand. She also made it clear what she was talking about throughout the article.
    “Sierra Leone.” Wikipedia. N.p., 28 Oct. 2010. Web. 28 Oct. 2010. <http://en.wikipedia.org//‌Sierra_Leone#Economy>. This source is about the economy of Sierra Leone and how the war affected it. To Evaluate the source I used the Information Fluency Module. In the order it was numbered I checked up on this website and confirmed the information was correct. This source helped me a lot, I have never known the economy Sierra Leone and this gave me background info on it. It also had tons of information on the war and how it affected the economy thus giving me a lot of understanding.
    “When Children Are Soldiers.” Global Issues in Context. New York Times, 5 Oct. 2010. Web. 25 Oct. 2010. <http://find.galegroup.com//.do?&contentSet=IAC-Documents&idigest=b527955b5caccdb4b4a2d40e86fe061a&type=retrieve&tabID=T006&prodId=GIC&docId=A150178814&source=gale&userGroupName=cant48040&version=1.0>. This New York Times editorial is about different countries and there problem with soldiers capturing the children and making them into fighters. This source was evaluated by the CRAAP technique. Also the Information Fluency modules helped to find the correct information to cite the source. This source helped me because I have never known that the children were kidnapped. I thought that they were forced to because of all of the war in there area that they needed extra support.
     
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