Who should you choose?
The blog entry states, that a highly influential person has often had great resilience in achieving great things, against all the obstacles of their time, of the people around them. These persons are inspiring and provide great stories for others to experience.
In this course, your first task will be to find somebody who has achieved something insanely great, who managed to do something exceptional. You will tell their life story, you will analyze the times in which they grew up in and flourished.
Who will it be? Here are some suggestions. You can find your own person, though!
- Martin Luther King
- Nelson Mandela
- Pope John Paul II.
- Mikhail Gorbachev
- Desmond Tutu
- Kofi Annan
- Dalai Lama
- Aung San Suu Kyi
- Malcolm X
- Mother Teresa (charity)
- Eleanor Roosevelt (oversaw drafting of UN declaration of Human Rights)
- Rosa Parks (civil rights movement in US)
- Princess Diana (charities such as AIDS)
- Albert Schweitzer (humanitarian)
- Ellie Wiesel (holocaust survivor)
- Sophie Scholl (anti-Nazi political activist)
- Albert Einstein (quantum physics)
- Nikola Tesla (Serbian/US physicist, inventor)
- Marie Curie (Polish born French chemist and physicist)
- Alexander Fleming (inventor of Penicillin)
- Robert Koch (German physician and microbiologist; identified tuberculosis, cholera, anthrax)
- Stephen Hawking (simplified physics)
- Rosalind Franklin (discovered DNA)
- Pablo Picasso
- Salvador Dali
- Jeff Koons
- David Bowie