Well, it's March! So let the MADNESS BEGIN! Specifically the Curious Quote Madness! This week we kick off the 2022 Season with a collection of quotations related to education. This year for EIGHT Weeks, I will be offering up a brand new set of five slides for you to use in your classroom and share with your students. Each week, I hope that you will encourage as many people as possible to vote for their favorite slide. At the end of eight weeks, the winner from each week will enter into the Elite Eight Bracket! From there, your votes will determine the Final Four, and the ultimate winner for the year. Let the competition begin!
In every collection of Curious Quotes, I have included at least one from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This year, I figured, why not just start with one. The words here seem especially timely in 2022. Yet, these words were written in 1947 during King's Junior Year at Morehouse in an article titled The Purpose of Education for the student newspaper the Maroon Tiger.
I used the color matching tool for the background to match the color in his tie. I also used the remove background feature from Adobe to create a blank canvas to highlight the text.
I am really fascinated with the photographs of Albert Einstein's office at Princeton University. I used the chalkboard space as a place to pin his education quote and the front of the desk to place his signature. There's a lot to really discuss with this image. Do you want to be more like Einstein? Judging my this image, then maybe you should start with a messy desk.
Abigail Adams was the first Second Lady and the second First Lady of the United States. She was also a prolific letter written. She wrote nearly 1200 letters to her husband John Adams over the course of 40 years, but she wrote letters to many others as well.
This quote reads "Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence." It comes from a letter written to her son May 8, 1780. I looked for an image of the actual letter, but came up short. Instead, I used The Abigail Adams Font!
Next, we have a quote from Margaret Mead. I think that this idea is important now more so than ever before. I am fascinated with headshot / promotional photos like this one where the photographer attempts to have you pose in a natural way, but then the whole thing becomes a bit awkward. I used the outline feature for the text to try to make it pop out front the background. This is also a great opportunity to introduce your students to the work of Margaret Mead and the field of cultural anthropology.
Finally, a quotation from Malcolm X. This comes from a speech delivered June 28, 1964 at the Audubon Ballroom in Washington, DC and was the first public address after leaving the Nation of Islam, touring West Africa, and making a pilgrimage to Mecca. I used the remove background feature from Adobe to create the stark background. This allowed to use a lighter weight of the Montserrat font.