Thought ” President John
300 WORDS MINIMUM
Your name – including any nickname – What would you like us to call you? And if we might have trouble pronouncing your name, could you give a phonetic spelling of it too?
-Your major or concentration or area of study, if any
-Your race/ethnicity/ancestry: With which race or races do you identify?/Which cultural community are you part of?/Where are your ancestors from?
-Person of color: Do you consider yourself a person of color?
-What gender pronoun you prefer be used for you: he/him/his or she/her/hers or they/them, their or something else?
-A recent activity of yours: Something you did over the past few weeks other than go to class or study. Perhaps you went to work at a grocery store last night, or you took your children for a walk in a park, or you went to worship service at your church or other house of worship, or you went out with your friends for St. Patrick’s Day, or you went scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef during summer vacation.
-Something you would like to be doing in five years
-Any question you have about the class
PLEASE ANSWERS THESE TWO QUESTIONS IN A SEPERATE PARAGRAPH AND LABEL AS HISTORY
2- Read and think on the quotes shown below.
3- Tell us what you think these quotes mean and mean for us as people living in the 21st century.
“We enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.” President John F. Kennedy
“The woman who is known only through a man is known wrong.” Henry Adams from Education of Henry Adams
“We are not makers of history; we are made by history.” Martin Luther King, Jr.
“The more you know of your history, the more liberated you are.” Maya Angelou
Now consider this question.
Why should we study history? To what purpose?