Perseverance Times

By: Ankita Parvathanei

Winston Churchill a man of Perseverance!

Winston Churchill is an eloquent and influential historical figure. He was born in 1874 at his grandfather’s home, Blenheim Palace in Marlborough, England. His childhood consisted of his nanny filling in the spot of his mother and father, him being a troublemaker, and being accepted to the prestigious Harrow school. Throughout his life he has shown determination, overconfidence , and energy. For example, during the Boer War in South Africa, he was shot and captured! But churchill was determined to break out, he escaped after a month in prison and surprisingly got out safely. He also tried to be part of the action in World War 1 and have his hands in all kinds of military issues and his overconfidence and energy got him fired. However, he is best known for being Prime Minister or England and leading Great Britain into World War 1&2. When the Nazi attacked, Chamberlain resigned as Prime Minister and King George VI asked Churchill to be Prime Minister. During this time WWII was in full swing and Nazi Germany had just attacked France on May 10th, 1940. Churchill gave his great “Blood, Toil, Tears, and Sweat” speech to encourage Britain to keep fighting. Britain and the United States, churchill saved Britain and all of Europe from Nazi Germany domination. Winston Churchill once said,“ ...appearances are often very deceptive, and as Kipling well says, we must ‘ with Triumph and Disaster. And treat those two imposters just the same.” From this quote, we know that he was a very peaceful person and wasn’t looking into treating the other side disrespectfully because when he says ,” he’s saying that whether we win or lose that we should treat both sides with respect . Winston Churchill showed an immense amount of courage, bravery, and persistence throughout his lifetime and accomplished amazing things. Without him Europe would have been under Nazi’s domination.

Jackie Robinson, the man who's perseverance made History!

Jackie Robinson is an extraordinary man that wrote history. He was born in Cairo, Georgia. His early life, was not all that pretty, he was brought up in a poverty stricken area by a single mother and along with four older siblings. He attended John Muir High School and Pasadena Junior College, where he was an excellent athlete and played four sports; football, basketball, track, and baseball. He was named the region's Most Valuable Player in baseball in 1938. Throughout his life he has shown determination, perseverance, and kept his head up. For example, when many racist whites were against him, a black, playing baseball and protested and even got violent with him, he showed determination because he didn’t let it get to him and kept pushing ahead and was determined to finish the job.When people threw bean balls at his head he showed perseverance and pushed ahead despite the difficulties and obstacles in his way.Even with all the taunting and threats he received, Jackie was a man that always kept his head up high and didn’t back down.. However, he is best known for making history in 1947 when he broke baseball's color barrier to play for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Jackie Robinson breaking racial barriers was a huge deal! Jackie brought blacks out of the Negro league and into the major leagues of baseball.Jackie Robinson also won the National League Rookie of the Year award during his first season. He Helped the Dodgers to the National League championship.During this time blacks were still facing racial discrimination and were treated differently. They had to use separate things than whites could and were forced to play in negro leagues instead of the big leagues. Jackie Robinson brought them out of the negro leagues and into the big leagues. Jackie Robinson once said “,I’d get mad, but I’d never let them know it.” From this quote, we know _that Jackie was affected by the verbal and physical stands that some racist individuals took. But Jackie knew that letting them know it affected him would only encourage them. Jackie didn’t let it get to him and kept on persevering through his adversities. Jackie Robinson stood up for Blacks and fought for their rights. By being determined, friendly no matter what, and persevering through his adversities, Jackie was able to accomplish the unthinkable.

The Persevering Lady Jags!

The Lady Jags are the basketball team for Carroll Academy. Carroll academy is a school to rebuild troubled kids that have gotten themselves into activities against the law or are battling mental disorders such as anger issues or depression. The focus of the Carroll academy video is to have the girls overcome their troubles through basketball and build trust and bonds throughout the season because coming in, the girls had trust issues that they needed to overcome. The Lady Jags are discouraged by their incredible number of 218 loses, to keep playing and attempt to win a basketball game. The Lady Jags are frustrated and exhausted, especially the girls that are dealing with mental disorders such as anger issues and depression. This is an issue for the Lady Jags because they have already had many setbacks in their life and this may trigger trust issues in their coaches who keep telling them the can win and they don't, and their teammates who keep losing and also cause lack of confidence. The Lady Jags have had an incredible amount of losses but even though they have been able to build friendships. They were able to overcome their trust issues and form bonds with the coaches and especially the other girls on the team. The coaches motivation also a solution to help the girls overcome their problems, it also really helped that the coaches didn't give up and this is something the girl’s notice and it kept them going because they knew that there was someone there and that they weren't alone. All these factors help because these kept the girls going and it kept them motivated. The Lady Jags have faced many adversities but they persevered through it. They fought back even with all the problems they have faced.

Elanor Roosevelt the woman of Perseverance!

Cause and Effect Graphic Organizer

Cause- Eleanor's parents desired a boy not a girl.

Effect #1- Eleanor's mother didn't have respect for her and called her names such as "Granny" because of her seriousness.

Effect #2- Elanor always felt unwanted so she became withdrawn and developed many fears. She was afraid of being scolded or other children. She became a lonely and frightened little girl.

Effect #3- Her father was the only one who truly loved and cared for her, even if she wasn't a boy liked he hoped for.

Effect- Eleanor made a name for herself in society and spoke out against racial discrimination

Cause #1- She married the 32nd president of the United States so she was able to go to social gatherings and her husband had connections

Cause #2- Her husband became disabled so she became his eyes and ears so she was able to become deeper involved in politics

Cause #3- Her husband passed away and she didn't let that cause her name to die down in politics. She spoke at charities and got involved in fighting against racial discrimination

The boy who can't walk carried by the boy who can't see, Dartanyan and Leroy

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