And please tell me you know who this is....
But do you know these people??? What changes have they made in the world?
Are you interested in learning about kids who have accomplished things already in their lives? Check this out: http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/responsible-living/photos/8-amazing-kids-who-have-changed-the-world/get-ready
1. Sonia Sotomayor, the first person of Hispanic descent to serve as an Associate Justice (judge) on the United States Supreme Court and the third female Associate Justice. She is originally from New York. The other 2 women? Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsberg.
2. Malala Yousefzi. The youngest person to ever win a Nobel Prize at the age of 14. She is outspoken about women's rights, particularly to education. She was shot in the head for being so outspoken, survived, and continues to speak out for womens' rights.
Read about her: Triogenius, 1-6-2014: The Rebel.
3. Nelson Mandela. He is a South African man who spoke out against apartheid, and spent 27 years of his life in prison. Read about him here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelson_Mandela
4. Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft . Read about him at Triogenius, 9-1-2014.
5. Mother Theresa, a highly regarded nun who was born in Albania and served in Calcutta, India, the founder of the Missions of Charity, serving the poorest people of the country and those suffering from AIDs, leprosy, and other diseases. She also was the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979.
6. Joe Biden, Vice President of the United States of America. He was born in Pennsylvania, but his family moved to Delaware when he was 10. He played football in high school and earned a law degree. Mr. Biden served as a senator from Delaware starting in 1972, and eventually became the running mate of Barack Obama. Mr. Biden became Vice President in 2009.
7. Stephen Hawking. Hawking is a physicist who studies things like how the universe began, black holes, and time: He wrote a book, "A Brief History of Time." He was born in 1942 and has 3 children. He suffers from motor neuron disease, but communicates using a computer that speaks words he chooses.
*learn about the person who developed this sort of computer..beginning when she was 12 years old--Rachel Zimmerman: http://www.herstorynetwork.com/girl-power/rachel-zimmerman/
8. Sally Ride, the first female astronaut. Ms. Ride was born in 1951. She was the first American woman in space, flying twice on the space shuttle Challenger and spending over 14 days in space. . She was the youngest person at age 32 to orbit the Earth. After she retired from NASA, she was a physics professor. Ms. Ride died in 2012.
9. Alexander Fleming, who discovered penicillin. He did research on the staphylococcus germ, watching how it grew and behaved when invading healthy cells. He planned to go on a holiday and stacked his samples in a pile, and when he returned he noticed there was some other kind of mold in some of the staph samples that was consuming and destroying it. His remark was, "That's funny.." Penicillin in many forms is still used as the first antibiotic to fight infections. Fleming lived from 1881 to 1955. He was born in Scotland and lived in England.
10. Jane Goodall, born 1934. She is an Englishwoman who has devoted her life to the study of chimpanzees, living among them and discovering that they use tools, for one thing. Currently, Ms. Goodall travels the world promoting the saving of the environment and especially that of
Now you know some important people...
Think of more that you can explore:
- Who invented something you use every day, and when did that happen?
- Who has achieved great success, and how did he or she do it?
- Who would be a role model for you?
- Who rose from humble beginnings to accomplish great things?