Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Iconic American Image

A few weeks ago I offered extra credit for the students to pick an iconic american image.  An image that has inspired the country, and brought us together as a nation.  Here are the images that came up over and over and what they said about the image! 

Flag Raising at Iwo Jima
During WWII

This picture inspired a lot of people back in America to work harder and help support the troops.  This image is most associated with American Freedom.

President Obama giving thumbs up!

The reason this picture is inspirational is because it shows hope.  He was the first African American President ever!  When you see this, you just think to yourself that if he can become president, you can do anything you set your mind to.  The two things you need is just belief that you can, and the help of God.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s I have a Dream Speech

This image inspired the nation to come together because this had never been done before in any culture.  Even those rooted in deep southern ways tuned in on the radio or television and watched.  For one day, if only for a while the nation stopped what they were doing, and forgot the prejudice and just listened. 

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