For the pass two weeks, I have been buried under a mountain of Wikipedia print outs, drawings and books. I have been working on a social studies project about the great explorers. The explorer I worked on was Ferdinand Magellan.
I learned that he was born in Portugal and by the time he was ten his parents had died. I learned that he studied previous explorers like Christopher Columbus and wanted to be one himself. I learned he served his country by fighting in battles in other places and actually got hurt and had a permanent limp. Don’t ask me why this limping information is important, it’s in the books 🙂
I learned that he moved to Spain to follow his dream of circumnavigating the world. I learned he was a key piece in the future of world exploration. I mean, I learned about this dude all there is to learn.
Magellan’s life was short but significant. To this day, we are still reaping the fruit of his journey. I couldn’t help but ask myself these questions; what will be said about me when I’m gone? How will I be remembered? In what way will I have influenced the world? I don’t have the answer to these questions all I can do is work hard at what I believe I have been called to do.
I sure learned about Magellan, the question is, did my son? It was his project 😉 Cheers!
Til next time,