Amelia Earhardt, Garden City, LI, 1936
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On this day in 1935, Amelia Earhart became the first person—male OR female—to fly solo (all by herself) from Hawaii to California. This was a monumental achievement in the history of aviation, and it helped make Earhart a national hero by showing that a woman could do things men hadn't been able to.
What's your definition of a hero? Is it someone with superhuman strength or the ability to fly, like Superman or other comic book characters? Is it a firefighter who rushes into a burning building when everyone else is rushing out? Is it a father or mother who works multiple jobs to ensure a better future for their kids? The fact is, anyone can be a hero, and a hero to one person is not necessarily a hero to another.
For your assignment, due next Thursday, I'd like you to ask three different people these questions:
1. Who is someone you think of as a hero?
2. Why do you think that person is a hero?
If possible, ask someone who is younger than you, someone who is your age and someone who is older than you to see what kind of different answers they give. If you'd like, have them read and respond to this post themselves by leaving a comment (click link at bottom of post). Have them include their name, their age (optional), their responses, and your name (so you can get credit). Remember, first names only.
Other options for completing this assignment could include:
Writing down the responses and typing them as a comment to this post
Writing or typing the responses and bringing them in to school/emailing them to school
Recording the responses (audio, video or both) and bringing/emailing
Presenting the responses orally for the class
Or come up with your own way (check with Mr. C. or Mrs. C. first to make sure it's o.k.)!