I think that Martin Luther King JR. was a great leader in our history because he was courageous, honest and he was determined. He used all of these great qualities that he had when he was fighting for the rights and freedom for blacks. I think he was courageous just for standing up against the whites that were biased against them just because of the color of their skin. He was always honest because gave his famous speeches and told everyone what he thought and what they should to stand up for themselves. He said what he believed and didn’t really care what he consequences were, as long as his opinions were out there. He was very determined in his quest for equal rights between whites and blacks, he was determined to lead this huge group of people that agreed with him and that also wanted to be equal to everyone else in the world.
Archive for January, 2011
“Do great leaders make history? or does history make great leaders?” Even though these questions are just flipped they both are very different and its hard to decide which is right. Its probably just a matter of opinion because everyone will probably think differently about this quote. I think that great leaders make great history because for example, without George Washington, our history would probably be different and we would probably be in a different place than we are now. How or when would we have crossed the Delaware River without him? Would we have beat the Hessians? Who would have been our first President? as you can see these things might not have happened without George Washington, i don’t think they would be the same either because Washington is iconic for theses times in history.
I didn’t really like the unit that we did on significant objects because I didn’t learn that much. We were assigned a topic, mine was Washington’s farewell address, and we had to find an object that could be significant to this topic. Then we had to right a story about the topic and incorporate our object into the story. My group had a taper candle that George Washington supposedly wrote his farewell address by. We had to present our story to a live audience that could bid on our objects. All of these stories had historical facts in them but we also weaved in some things that didn’t happen but, could have. The bidders knew that these stories were fake but they bid anyway because all the money is going to charity that my class works with called Clinique Monique. I don’t think this was a good way to learn about these topics because I only learned about George Washington’s farewell address and I don’t know anything about the other topics, I don’t even know what the other topics are. Here is a link to my story.
I think a leader needs to be a courageous person because they need to be able to be fearless when leading others, they also need to be well liked because they need to be able to stand up and have people actually listen to them. I think anyone can be a leader, they can be born a leader or they can make themselves into a leader if there is something or someone they want to stand up and fight against. I am not a leader and never have been, im to quiet around people I don’t know and I’m not courageous enough to stand up and fight against a cause or person. I have followed a leader when I was doing gymnastics because we had this girl Alyssa on the team that really helped us a lot to win meets because she was so good, she was kind of like our unofficial team captain. Also my coaches because they really motivated us tot do good before our meets, also because they were gymnasts themselves so during practices we would listen to everything they said and it would make us better gymnasts.
This is the medal that I won at my very first gymnastics meet and it is special to me because it holds the memory of the that competition. I won it for 3rd place on Vault, and my score was a 9.00. I also remember this meet because it was really long because the meet directors delayed the award ceremony for about an hour. My team and I were just fooling around after we finished all our events, it was actually really fun but we were at the arena really late. Eventually we proceeded with the awards and I got my medals, we didn’t end up leaving until around 10:30.