Answer: First-generation American Henry Ford (1863-1947), is the inventor of the first affordable automobile--called the Model T--manufactured in an assembly line in Detroit.
The model-T is the great-great-great grandfather of the Ford cars many of us drive today. Because it was the first car that most Americans could afford, he sold millions of them, and became a very, very wealthy man and business tycoon.
Yet no one told young Henry that he could be whatever he wanted to be when he grew up. Instead, he was expected to work on the family farm, which he didn't like. As a kid, he was always taking apart people's watches and clocks and putting them back together, and he knew that engineering and inventing things were his true calling. So, eventually, he put his mind to trying to make his own car. Until Ford, most people thought that cars were just a luxury for rich people to own because they could only be built one at at time. But Ford thought he could make an affordable car. . . and he did!
And....yeah, I no hablo espanol. (At least, not yet!)
My first reaction was, "I have to call the school and tell them I can't do it. It's too crazy to teach kids who barely speak English how to behave in school for the first time! What will I say?" But then I came across Ford's wise words and I took his quote to heart. Now, I think it will be fun. Well, at least until someone can't find the bathroom!
Why do you think this?
Renegade Challenge: Encourage yourself to do the impossible!
Bonus Video: Watch the video below to find out what happens when an orangutan thinks he can be a mommy tiger. (This is also what it will probably look like in my class room tomorrow!)