My favorite part about the Images of Greatness project was the night that we had to share our food, our bio riddle and our costume because I learned a lot about her and was confident that I knew what I was talking about. Also I enjoyed figuring out how to dress like her and using random things around the house to improvise. Another part of the night I really like was seeing all the creative food ideas that other people came up with. I thought it really showed how creative we are and how we can really take the simplest concepts to the next level.
The two most interesting things I learned during my research was that the slaves used quilt patterns to tell fellow slaves when, what, where, who, etc, would help them escape. I find this interesting because I think it's really smart of them to use common household objects, like quilt patterns, to give someone that much information. Another interesting thing I learned while researching was that she was invited to meet the Queen of England. I didn't really think people of other countries back in that time kept detailed tabs on other countries so when I found out that Harriet was invited to meet the Queen of England, I was surprised.
The hardest part of my project was presenting my bio riddle because I'm not very comfortable speaking in front of crowds quite yet. I think this was the hardest part because I don't speak in front of people very often so my skills with public speaking are limited. But I practiced a lot behind the curtain and felt very confident walking on stage. When I was behind the curtain I tried thinking about the good things that will go right instead of the bad things that might happen.
I improved as a student for two reason. The first one is because I really worked hard on this project and got the things that needed to be done almost right away. I didn't slack off as much and felt very prepared heading into this project. The other reason I improved is because I felt more confident on stage with my bio riddle. I think I did better than I expected because I knew my stuff more and was really ready to just tell the audience what I've been working on the past few months.
If I could do the whole project over I would probably change my bio riddle and my costume. I would change my bio riddle because I felt like it needed more details and major facts I would've liked to share with the audience. I would change my costume because I would've liked for it to look more ragged and old rather than new and clean.
When it comes to the whole experience of this project, I'm most proud of how well I handled how many tasks we had to complete to make it a whole project. If Mrs.Edlin would've given me this project last year, I would've waited till the last minute to complete everything and it would've not turned out as well as it did. I felt like this project was a breaking point in how I get school work in general done.
My suggestions for any GOAL student is don't count on doing it until the last minute. Even if you don't like it, do it. Just work through it and get it done now. Your project will not look as good if you wait and are rushed.
I think Harriet Tubman is an Image of Greatness because she was determined to have equal rights for everyone and have them be treated fairly no matter skin color, gender, or religion. Another reason why I think she is an Image of Greatness is because she always chased after her goal and never stopped even when things get rough.
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