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  • Whistle At Five Oclock In The Morning
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    Sugar Cane Plantations In 1913 my Great Grandfather Man Kum Paik immigrated to Hawaii to work in the infamous sugar cane plantations. He first arrived in Koloa, Kauai. My Great Grandmother came over two years later. They moved to the Big Island where my Great Grandfather worked in the Plantation fields in the Paala plant. After having his first child he moved the family over to Hilo because the school that was around Paala only went up to the sixth grade. He wanted his children to be educated at...
  • Their Last Name From Grenman To Grant
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    Genetic Journey When I was fifteen, my mother hauled along two of my friends and I, to a reunion in Phillips, Wisconsin. The whole way to the reunion I was thinking about how thankful I was to have friends with me, to help me escape from the cheek pulling and "cutesy-woot sing", I would receive from the relatives. At the reunion the adults talked among themselves and the children played together. If at this time I would have realized how important my ancestors were, maybe I would have chose to l...
  • Tribe My Great Grandfather
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    The experiment calls for us to trace our ancestry in any manner possible and trace where we as an ethnicity came from. I decided to concentrate on my mothers's ide of the family because it is more interesting and something other members in my family have already started to investigate. I choose not to concentrate on my fathers's ide because being Mexican is the general term people associate me with. I wanted to elaborate on the other part of my culture, being Native American. From the stories my...
  • The Great Gilly Hopkins
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    The Great Gilly Hopkins was an interesting novel with many themes, some were hidden and others were obvious. Katherine Paterson has a way of telling a story in a manner that is interesting to the reader yet has a very strong theme, life is what you make of it. Gilly made life hard for herself and never realized it until it was too late. Paterson also had a hidden theme of prejudice. Family was another main theme to this book. This story will help any child who is having difficulties with family ...
  • Mr Kralefsky And Mrs Durrell
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    My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell is a novel concerning an English family, the Durrells, who suddenly leave their home in Britain in order to move to the Greek island of Corfu. This book is told from the viewpoint of Gerald Durrell, the youngest member of the family, who gives a detailed account of certain incidents that are imprinted in his mind, of the familys five year stay in Corfu. Many of the anecdotes capture the most interesting of the familys encounters with the island and i...
  • Families In The Great Depression
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    The Effects the Great Depression Had on Families Outline What were the effects the Great Depression had on families during the 1930's I. The effects the Great Depression had on each family member were, people were treated differently according to their class. The lower class went through a lot of struggle and suffering. The fathers went through the most struggle because they had to care for their families and they had no money to clothe and feed them. The mothers did all they could to contribute...
  • Marriage And Politics The Medici Family
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    The Medici Family During the Renaissance a lot of changes occurred in fields, such as humanism, politics, and economy. One of the most influential families of the Renaissance was the Medici family. They reflected the Renaissance in a way where almost every aspect of the Renaissance, could be found as one of their traits. The Medici family made numerous contributions to humanism. Cosimo de Medici was one of the first from his family to encourage humanism. He patronized artists, architects, and sc...
  • Their Parent A Great Deal
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    A River Runs Through IT This family is strong and close. The sense of interdependence is very great in this family. One member's feelings affect the rest. For example, when Norman was frustratated with his father's teachings early in the movie, Paul felt this because he wanted to go fishing with his brother, but could not because Norman had not finished his work for the day. This family was also whole in a sense that every member had their own personal role to act in order for the family to be b...

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