Mrs.G is having her first day of school. The principal seems to think the integrated students are nothing more than a burden.
The Diary of Anne Frank
A gang fight explodes on the green, with multiple beatings taking place across many different gangs. Mrs.G is traumatized as she realizes just how bad it is.
Mrs.G plays a game which serves as a foundation for true respect for each other among the class. I have empathy for Ben in this scene. He hasn't had those rough patches but respects those that have anyways.
Junior AND Senior Year!
Mrs.G has the students read the diary of Anne Frank, which hits close to home for many of the students.
Mrs.G arranges for Miep Gies, the woman who sheltered Anne Frank, to visit the class. Gies explains that the students are the real heros. I have empathy for Gies. I try to do what's right but i'm not a hero.
After much debate with the higher ups in the school Mrs.G convinces staff to let her continue teaching her integrated class through to senior year. I have empathy for the students. I miss many of my teachers.