Goal & Dream Narrative Essay

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Mitchell Brown
ENGL 1005-037
A. Stamper
3 October 2013
Goal/Dream: Why I want to become a History Teacher
In the words of Marva Collins, “the good teacher makes the poor student good and the good student superior. When our students fail, we as teachers have failed.” History teachers enlighten students of all ages about the way different societies have changed over time as a result of religion, the economy, and needs for exploration. There are three main reasons why I am trying to reach my dream of becoming a teacher; I am history buff, advice from my family, and the personal benefits I will receive upon reaching my goal.

The first reason why I want to become a history teacher is that I’m a history buff. My passion when I was in the 5th grade; my class went on a trip to Boston. We went to visit some of the city’s famous attractions specifically attractions that had to do with the Revolutionary War. Some of these famous historical sites include the Bunker Hill Monument, Faneuil Hall, the Old North Church, the USS Constitution, etc. Once I visit those I realized the history was really interesting and made me want to learn more about the history behind them. Another great example of what made me become a history buff was when I visited the Gettysburg National Military Park. When I visited the park, I wanted to learn more about the Battle of Gettysburg then what I already knew. What made the visit so interesting was that I felt like I was actually on the battlefield and I could picture in my head the battle day by day as I explored each site. Even though I didn’t get to visit all the important sites, I felt I left with a better understanding of history than I did before. With the advice given to me by my family I was sure that this could be the ideal job for me. Not all of my family was part of the military but that didn’t mean I didn’t get influence and advice from them. For example, my grandfather was in the Navy and he was a part of the Korean War...
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