Those that can lead good enough to instill hope in their followers make a difference and help shape the world. There is so much history that goes untold. Sure Barrack Obama won that little Nobel Peace Prize, but did you know that Mikhail Gorbachev won a Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album for Children. He was a voice actor for the Russian folk recording of Peter and the Wolf. Stranger yet, did you know that Napoleon Bonaparte (yeah that Napoleon) wrote a romance novel when he was a soldier. It was that really mushy stuff too. It took a while, but they got that together in 2008. Did you know that the Dutch Prime Minister rides a bike to work every day? It's not mandated, but he prefers it.
We try to focus on people that lead their people to what they perceived as the greatest good at their time. For some this was conquering others and then for some it was creating a peaceful and civil society. These worksheets look at key figures and world leaders throughout history that were pretty much one of kind. They might have been the first to achieve something or be the first of their descent to help lead their people or empire into a new era. As we look through most of the captured and recorded history of the world it becomes pretty obvious that most civilizations eventually come to end. The leaders of these empires and reigns ran into something, someone, ideals, or disease they just could not overcome. These worksheets will explore a wide range of leadership throughout the passage of the world. Each world leader will have their life summed up in a reading passage complete with a graphic organizer to help students take notes of the key points. We follow up the reading with a series of multiple choice and- Short Answer.