Scorpions Essay & Project Ideas

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1. Research the use of slang, the part it plays in social groups, and how it comes in and goes out of use. Collect slang words and phrases, then define them, use in them sentences, and create a dictionary of slang (perhaps called "Slanguage"). Ask older people what slang words they used when they were young.

2. Research what goes on in institutions for juvenile delinquents? What conditions and restrictions do the inmates live with? How many are rehabilitated and better because of the incarceration, and how many go on to more crime and more jail terms? Jamal thinks he knows what jail was like.

"The big guys ganged up on you and beat you up and then they had sex with you." Is he right? Probation officers, guards, police officers, or former inmates could contribute to this research.

3. Choose a character such as Mack, Indian, Abuela...

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