For my intro to teaching class, we have to come up with a list of "role models", and I want to know who your personal hero is. So far, I only have mine-- Ghandi (you can't write about role models and NOT include Ghandi!)
(this is the essay question: Generate a list of heroes from various backgrounds that you think would be of interest to the students you may one day teach. When selecting your heroes, consider such things as ethnicity, gender, age, class, lifestyle, and disability. Provide a brief biography of each person and describe why you think he/she is a hero. If using information from outside sources, make sure to include proper citations.)
I don't really have heroes, but I find Madeliene Albright a compelling, fascinating person who students (well, I am a student...) might be interested in. She's America's first female Sectretary of State and she is smart and writes very well, and is generally made of awesome.
Personally i dont believe in heroes,
Im sure if i thought about it hard i would,
butttt im not going too.
How about Martin Luther King, or Helen Keller, George Washington, or Abraham Lincoln.
Its too easy to glorify someone about something.
Take a famous person, with a decent background and glorify them.
MLK help gain equal rights, as did JFK.
George Washington was pretty much for the people, by the people.
Abraham helped free slaves.
I dont really know what Helen Keller did except give asshats like me lots of things to joke about.
He denied her a treatment for an illness, saying God would heal her if it was His will that she survive. She died. Later when he had the same illness he took the treatment. That makes him a hypocrite. Everyone is. He's just like me. I wish I was more like him.
how about George Eliot (i cant think of her real name now...drat) but she was a female writer who had to take on a male pseudonym in order to gain published work
it can be someone more modern, like Ricky Martin, who does a lot of charity work in Latin America
or Florence Nightingale of the Red Cross
or Mattie Stepanek- the little kid w/ books out and all