Monday, January 27, 2014

Jawaharlal Nehru

Jawaharlal Nehru  was born in Allahbad the son of a lawyer whose family was originnaly  from Kashmir. He went to school in England at Harrow School and then at Trinity college and then Cambridge. He studied Law at the inner Temple in London. He returnred to India in 1912 and practiced law for a couple of years. In 1916 he married Kamla Kaul and the following year he had a daughter named Indira Gandhi.
In 1919 Nehru joined Indian National Congress which was fighting for independense for India. He was very very inspired by Mohandas Karamchand Ghandhi. During the 1920's and 1930's he went in jail repetedly.
My opinion on Nehru is he was a strong leader. He helped Ghandhi gain Independence from the
British. He was very good at speaking and arguing with the British. Nehru like Ghandi never belived in Violence. Nehru studied very had in law so that means that he was very dertimened. Nehru then became  first Prime Minister of India.
My questin or Challenge to you is would you want to meet Nehru if you were alive in his time?
Would you want to follow his principles?

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Anne frank

Anne Frank was born on June 12 1929. Her diary Wartime diary The Diary Of A Young Girl has been the bases of many plays and films. The Frank family moved to  Germany to Amsterdam in 1993 the year the Nazis took control of Germany. By the beginning of 1940 they were trapped in Amsterdam  by the German occupation of the Netherlands. Otto Frank, the only survivor of the family, returned to Amsterdam after the war to find that Anne's diary had been saved, and his efforts led to its publication in 1947. It has since been translated into many languages. It was translated from its original Dutch and first The Diary of a  young girl. The blank diary, which was given to Anne published in English in 1952 as  The Diary Of a young girl  on her thirteenth birthday, chronicles her life from 12 June 1942 until 1 August 1944. 

My opinion on this topic is Anne Frank was very brave. She had to go through so many things during the holocaust. She has inspired me to be brave and never give up. She had to goto concentratin camp because of the Nazis. This is My opinion on Anne Frank. 

Do you think ann was brave? 
Would you like to live her life for one day?

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Jack Roosevelt "Jackie" Robinson

Jack Roosevelt "JackieRobinson was born on    January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972. He was the first Africain Americain baseball player to play in the major league. Over ten seasons he played in six world series. He was selected for six consecutive games. Robinson was inducted from the hall of fame in 1962. He was the first pro athlete in any sport to be so honered. Robinson was born on January 31, 1919, into a family of sharecroppers in Cairo, Georgia. On April 15th 2004 Jackie Robinson day which is when everyone on every team wears the number 42 to honor Jackie Robinson. He was the youngest of 5 siblings Jerry and Mallie Robinson, after siblings Edgar, Frank, Matthew (nicknamed "Mack"), and Willa Mae.  His middle name was in honor of former President Theodore Rossovelt.

Jackie Robinson was brave enough too play baseball. Eventhough he was black he still wanted too play baseball. A white man hit a ball and Robinson catched it. It stung his hand a little but he still caught it. When that white man gave him his first baseball glove he got inspired. Day by day he practiced baseball by himself. This is an important topic to understand because he was very dertimned to do this. He practiced everyday. He was then selected to play in a baseball game.

Do you think Jackie Robinson was brave to play baseball because of his color?

Thursday, January 16, 2014

The Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China – one of the Seven Wonders of the medieval World - was built to protect the Chinese Empire from other military groups. It is made of stones, bricks, earth and other materials. It is built along an east-to-west and stretches from Shanhaiguan in the east, to Lop Lake in the west. The length of all Chinese defense walls built is approximately 31,070 miles.

Facts about Chinese wall:

  • It is the longest man-made structure in the world.
  • Several walls were being built as early as the 7th century BC and later joined together, made bigger and stronger, and are now called as the Great Wall. Especially famous is the wall built between 220–206 BC by the first Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang. Little of that wall remains. Since then, the Great Wall has been rebuilt, maintained, and enhanced; the majority of the existing wall was reconstructed during the Ming Dynasty.
  • It was used for border controls, the imposition of duties on goods and the control of immigration.
  • The Great Wall has watch towers, troop barracks, garrison stations, signaling capabilities through the means of smoke or fire, and the fact that the path of the Great Wall also served as a transportation corridor.
  • Most of the ancient walls have eroded away over the centuries, and very few sections remain today.
  • It is said that hundreds of thousands, if not up to a million, workers died building the Qin wall.
  • In 2009, an additional 180 mi of previously undetected portions of the wall, built during the Ming Dynasty, were discovered. The sections had been submerged over time by sandstorms which moved across the arid region.
  • The Chinese invented the wheelbarrow and used it extensively in building the Great Wall.
  • Numerous temples were built along the Great Wall for the worship of the war god, Guandi
  • The Great Wall of China is 25 feet high in some places and ranges from 15-30 feet wide.
  • The highest point of the Great Wall is in Beijing at Heita Mountain (5,033 feet). The lowest point is at Laolongtou (sea level).
  • As early as 1346, the North African traveler Ibn Battuta, reported about the wall.