The current unit is a complex study on our societies view of heroes.
He did this assignment 100% independently, no help from me or his instructor.
I just got a chance to read it today.
It is one thing for him to write this content, but entirely another proud moment to know that he posted this assignment to his discussion blog for his JEDI public school class to review and grade. All his fellow students will be required to read and comment on his paragraphs.
Here is the Assignment:
Discuss your thoughts on heroes and heroines. To keep things simple, we can use the word hero to mean both male and females. Answer the following questions in your discussion:
- What makes someone a hero?
- Do heroes have special qualities?
- Did heroes only live a long time ago?
- Are true heroes superhuman?
- Do they have to be?
- What heroes do you know about?
- What makes them heroes?
Here is his post:
What I think makes someone a hero is that he must do the right thing at all costs. Heroes are here even today. Even people that just help out other people are heroes in my opinion. They don’t have to be superhuman to be a hero. They just need to do the right thing. Jesus is my hero. He came from heaven as a baby and never did a sin in his whole life. He healed people, performed miracles, and even raised others and himself from the dead. He taught others what we should do, should not do, and much more. He died because he was crucified by the Pharisees who were being hypocrites and wanted the people to follow their laws and not God’s. They also wanted to believe that they were better than everyone else. Jesus was the ultimate hero. I think Jesus should be #1 in the hero’s hall of fame.
The first miracle that Jesus did is this. Jesus is at a wedding when the servants tell him that they are out of wine. So he stands up, walks over to the barrels of water and turns the water into wine. That was his first miracle. Some of his other ones include him healing the blind, deaf, people who are unable to speak, injured, leapers, and even raising the dead. He once was walking on a path when he came to a fig tree but it didn’t have any fruit on it so he said to it, “wither up and never grow again!” and it did.