My Ideals and Aspirations Regarding the American Creed
Slide one: Title and author
American Creed by Lily Murphy
American Flag picture: Creative Commons
Slide two: Condoleezza Rice
Mention her American ideals : Faith, community and education.
Quote from her “ Always going to be gaps between a country’s aspirations and realities”.
Present an image of her: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-RDuUC6-Qjl8/Tr-2RkuS4KI/AAAAAAAABsY/rk12h5f7BCA/s1600/Condoleezza+Rice.jpg
Slide three: Skepticism
Definition: doubt as to the truth of something; the theory that certain knowledge is impossible.
We could save a lot of resources, energy, time and heartbreak if we just realize the knowledge of what we can and cannot do.
It’s good to dream but it’s better to be realistic
Using this statement as a segway into my second American ideal
Visual representing skepticism by Jaden Knaak
Slide four: Knowledge
Definition: facts, information and skills acquired by a person through experience or education
Everything is built on knowledge, knowing what is personally achievable and what is not.
Show my own visual representing knowledge
Slide five: Genuineness
Being who you are undeniably and accepting the way things are.
“... addicted to the idea of individuality but most cruelties require collective help and togetherness” - Junot Diaz
Part of being an American is being authentic.
Take things as they come and aspire to be like no one else.
Picture of me dressed as a mascot = unique
Slide six: My family
Pictured are Me (Lily Murphy), Benjamin Murphy, Michele Murphy, Jonah Murphy and Titus Murphy.
Slide seven: Interviews
Interviewees were given the question “ What does the American Dream mean to you?”.
Responses by Michele Murphy, Titus Murphy, Oliver Middleton, Cole Hammill, Ben Murphy and my own clip at the end.
Slide eight: Maddy Lisaius
“... bring where we’re from to where we’re going and making that connection” - Maddy Lisaius.
Relate Maddy’s view to what Michele Murphy said in the interview. Relate their ideas about the past to make the connection that your past and future aren’t that far apart. You can take however you grew up and make a future for yourself.
Photo of Michele Murphy
Photo of Maddy Lisaius : https://earth.stanford.edu/sites/default/files/inline-images/mlisaius_amazon%20%281%29_0.jpg
Slide nine: My Realizations
Quote from Oliver Middleton: “It’s love, it’s simple… being free to believe what you want and say what you want” .
Quote from Cole Hammill: “You can live in America and you can become whatever you want” .
Everyone mentions the word freedom, I realize that everyone knows they have the power to do what they want.
They know they are free, know they can do/ accomplish everything they want.
Slide ten: How I’m going to achieve my dream
Mention graduating early - extra classes that I took.
Plan to attend UAA for at least the first two years, obtain a Bachelors of Social Work
Preferably get a job somewhere in the midwest or east coast so I can experience new things and make new memories.
Picture of UAA logo: http://careers.alaska.edu/cw/en-us/listing/?jobnotfound=true
Slide eleven: Works Cited
Ball, Sam, director. American Creed. WTTW and Citizen Film, 2018.