Hero or Villain? For years, people have celebrated a holiday called Columbus Day. Yet, others have debated that this man, Christopher Columbus, should not have a holiday for himself. In the eyes of many, he is the hero who discovered America. Yet, others see him as a villain who committed genocide. Through it all, Columbus should be better known as a hero. Columbus is a hero who “discovered” the United States for the civilized world to see, and whose actions were justified, because of the time period he lived in. In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue with the Niña, Pinta and Santa Maria, which led to one of the biggest discoveries that changed the world. As Michael Berliner said, “This does not mean that no human eye had been cast on America before Columbus arrived. It does mean that Columbus brought America to the attention of the civilized world.” (Berliner). Before 1492, the United States was undeveloped and sparsely inhabited. There was no growth in the civilization for thousand of years. “It was Columbus’ discovery for Western Europe that led to the influx of ideas and people on which this nation was founded and of which it still rests.” (Berliner). If it wasn’t for Columbus, the United States or the world would not be the way it is now. As Daniel J. Flynn stated, “Other than Christ, it is difficult to name a person who has changed the world as dramatically as Columbus has.” (Flynn.). Columbus discovered America for the world to see. Society in 1492 is different from society today. As Flynn stated, “Enslavement and cultural conquest are common.” (Flynn). During Columbus’s time, slavery was accepted. Even the Founding Fathers of the United States had slaves and this was 300 years after Columbus. Benjamin Franklin had slaves. George Washington had slaves. However, our Founding Fathers don’t get as much criticism as Columbus does for slavery. Public perception of slavery has changed over the years. The public should not punish or judge Columbus for actions he made during his time. This does not mean that we should condemn slavery, but his actions were accepted during his time. We…
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always chose the path not that many people have wondered down. In the 5th grade I was exposed to a forked road: go to 6th grade the following year or skip 6th grade and go to 7th grade instead. I chose the path most students have not taken; I went to 7th grade and missed my 6th grade year. Many people tell me that 6th grade was their favorite year and that I should have gone, but I have never regretted my choice. Skipping 6th grade has opened up a lot more opportunities for me. Even more recently I have…
Social Studies Standards for sixth grade for thoroughness, clarity, user friendliness, and comprehensiveness. It will go on to provide a well-supported, objective, academic response to the interview conducted with Ms. Traci Smith, a sixth grade social studies teacher at Will Rogers Junior High in Claremore, OK, and the standards investigation by analyzing how social studies is taught today.
The Arizona Department of Education website contains five sixth grade history strands that emphasize World…
my educational experience started in 5th grade, and the reason it started in 5th grade is because that is the year I became an Altar boy, and my 5th grade teacher was also the Nun who was in charge of the church's scheduling, and day to day operations. I became her favorite go to Altar Boy to serve Mass, Funeral's, and Weddings. Unfortunately a majority of these Mass' were during school hours so I think you are getting a clear picture what my 5th grade education evolved into. I was happy at the…
much about one thing as much as I do. When I started band way back in 6th grade I had not very many friends because I had only been living in Wakulla for one year. But now in 12th grade I have 93 friends and could not be happier. But making friends is not the only thing band gives you. Band gives you life skills such as hard work and commitment. without band I don’t know where I would be right now.
When I started band in 6th grade I had one maybe two friends. But after a year in band I meet many…
G. P. BABB MIDDLE SCHOOL
2 - 3 Inch Binder
No. 2 Pencils and Erasers
Blue or Black Ink Pens
Personal Pencil Sharpener
2 ct. Dry Erase Markers (Black Only)
Notebook Paper (College Ruled)
12 Subject/Tab Dividers for Binder
6 - 8 Folders (3 Clasp with Pockets)
Mead Composition Books ( NOT Spiral)
Box of Tissue
Clear/Mesh Book Bag OPTIONAL
boost in the 6th grade with a very special teacher.
School was never fun for me at all. See I was on an IEP and had a reading disability. So I like to live in the shadows and sit in the back of the classroom. It way I hope the teacher wouldn’t see me or even my peers. I always needed extra help or tutoring. Kids would pick on me and call me all kinds of names when they find out about my disability. You could say that my confidence was at an all time low. But all that change my 6th grade year because…
based private school. There were around 50 students total from 1st grade through 12th. My 6th grade year was “homeschooled”, in reality I just spent all day with my mom doing no school work. I had to repeat my 6th grade year in the original school. In my 7th grade year we moved a few towns over and I transferred to another private school. My 8th grade year was my first in a public school. I stayed in that school system until my 11th grade year, when we moved to yet another town. It was then that I decided…
Fayetteville, NC 28311
August 12, 2013
Mr. Derek McCoy, Principal
Spring Lake Middle School
612 Spring Avenue
Spring Lake, NC 28390
Dear Mr. McCoy:
My name is Kiersten Jackson and I have applied for the 6th grade mathematics teacher position at Spring Lake Middle School. I am especially interested in Pauline Jones because of its commitment to providing a safe and caring environment that is conductive to learning and high academic achievement, fosters awareness…