Month: October 2013

STUDENTS RESEARCH – on Jonas Salk’s Birthday

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To find the enemy discover where it lives

When attacking the enemy look at how it behaves

To destroy the enemy, analyze how it breeds

In my case, the enemy was xxxxx?

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Jonas Salk’s birthday on October 28, 1914 is a very special birthday for all of us to remember.

  1. Why? What disease did he research and discover a vital cure for?
  2. What year did Jonas graduate with a Bachelor of Science Degree from The City College of
    New York?
  3. What research did he first undertake with Dr Thomas Francis Jr?
  4. Fill in the word – Jonas was named ‘American Xxxxxxxx of the Year ‘in 1976?
  5. In what year was ‘this disease’ eradicated in the U.S.?
  • Some had to live their days in an iron lung, in order to breathe
  • Outbreaks reached pandemic proportions between 1900 and 1960

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The development of this vaccine by Jonas Salk was a huge breakthrough for medicine.  Born in New York City to Jewish parents, Jonas studied medicine before deciding on a career in medical research.  Be inspired by his tireless efforts to find this crucial vaccine.  Experience how he took huge yet vital risks, even with his own family’s health, to achieve his extraordinary results. Meet Jonas Salk and answer the questions above and find out how important his research and work were for all of us world-wide.

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Amazing People Education is brought to you by The Amazing People Club – an international education publisher that is bringing these sensational resources to students and teachers worldwide. To explore tips and tricks on classroom edu-tainment using BioViews®, please download our free Amazing Teacher Toolkit. To get involved in our direct-to-classroom resources, be sure to check out these Education Case Studies.

We would like you to try some of our amazing class starters and let us know how they were received by teachers and students. To take a peek at how some students reacted when they came face to face with Columbus and Michelangelo, please see our video from Castle Vale High School.

For further information, please contact marion@amazingpeopleclub.com, or visit www.amazingpeopleclub.com.

 

Last day of our 5 Amazing Entrepreneurs – an encouraging Rags to Riches story.

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Ladies – who can’t live without their hair straightener?

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Students, meet this courageous woman who began life named as Sarah Breedlove to parents who were slaves. Imagine being born into slavery, becoming orphaned and getting married at the age of 14! This was how Sarah Breedlove began her life! How would you cope?

Every student needs to have the opportunity to meet this courageous woman.

Find out how she overcame a stressful childhood.  Explore what led to her creating hair products to treat hair loss and a hot comb to help straighten hair. Known as Madame CJ Walker, her life story is  inspirational and she is remembered for her determination and ambition.

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“Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them.”  (Madam CJ Walker)

QUESTIONS:

  • After her parents died, who raised seven year old Sarah?
  • What was her first job?
  • How did she learn to read and write?
  • What year did Sarah change her name to Madam C.J. Walker?
  • What was the name of her hair growing treatment?

Meet Madame C.J. Walker and the previous entrepreneurs, Elizabeth Arden, William Boeing, James Harrison and Lillian Gilbreth here at Amazing Entrepreneurs.

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Amazing People Education is brought to you by The Amazing People Club – an international education publisher that is bringing these sensational resources to students and teachers worldwide. To explore tips and tricks on classroom edu-tainment using BioViews®, please download our free Amazing Teacher Toolkit. To get involved in our direct-to-classroom resources, be sure to check out these Education Case Studies.

We would like you to try some of our amazing class starters and let us know how they were received by teachers and students. To take a peek at how some students reacted when they came face to face with Columbus and Michelangelo, please see our video from Castle Vale High School.

For further information, please contact marion@amazingpeopleclub.com, or visit www.amazingpeopleclub.com.

Day 4 of this weeks’ 5 Amazing Entrepreneurs

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DAY 4 – The mother of modern management was this Amazing Entrepreneur, Lillian Gilbreth.

gilbreth lillianBorn in 1878, Lillian Gilbreth is among one of the most amazing, early working mothers. She held a Ph.D in Engineering and was an Industrial Psychologist.  An amazing woman and entrepreneur!

CheaperByTheDozenDid you know that the book Cheaper by the Dozen (that became a successful movie), was actually written by one of her children?  The story is based on their large family. 

Lillian Gilbreth is an inspiring example of the ‘working mother’. Discover how she coped with not only developing and running a successful business, but also mothering 12 children after the death of her husband when she was only 46 years of age.

  • Her work on time management is world-renowned and her classic publications are still referred to and respected today
  • She provided time and motion studies that improved productivity, profit, safety and efficiency

Maybe that was the only way she could run her own household, so why not use the principles in business also?  A true entrepreneur, she used her time well and there is much that can be learned from her determination and contributions.

QUESTION:  What do you think are the most important factors if you had 12 children and a business to run?

  1. time management
  2. organisational skills
  3. cooperation
  4. sharing
  5. communication
  6. respect

* If you thought ALL OF THE ABOVE would be required, you are absolutely correct!

YOUR TASK – a diary entry: You have a diary where you write the days happenings in every night.

  • Write in what happened today WITH little of the 1-6 points as listed above. How disastrous was it? Use your imagination.
  • Then write your diary entry utilising all the skills noted. Compare the diary entries and then you will understand the need to apply Lillian’s ideas in your own life. 

Learn more about Lillian Gilbreth at Amazing Entrepreneurs.

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Amazing People Education is brought to you by The Amazing People Club – an international education publisher that is bringing these sensational resources to students and teachers worldwide. To explore tips and tricks on classroom edu-tainment using BioViews®, please download our free Amazing Teacher Toolkit. To get involved in our direct-to-classroom resources, be sure to check out these Education Case Studies.

We would like you to try some of our amazing class starters and let us know how they were received by teachers and students. To take a peek at how some students reacted when they came face to face with Columbus and Michelangelo, please see our video from Castle Vale High School.

For further information, please contact marion@amazingpeopleclub.com, or visit www.amazingpeopleclub.com.

Day 3 of this week’s 5 Amazing Entrepreneurs

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DAY 3 – Thanks to James Harrison, we progressed from this ice making patent here –

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James Harrison’s 1st patent on ice making machine 1856

to this modern-day refrigerator – Refrigerator today 1

Imagine life today without this advanced refrigeration! Do you go camping? How do you keep your food and drinks fresh and cold?

Read more about James Harrison and his entrepreneurial talent.  His invention of the refrigerator has become a necessity in all our homes today. Can you believe he started his career as a book binder and a publisher?

How does someone go from being a book binder and publisher to inventor?

James Harrison

Follow him on this journey from overseas and his discovery that led to the invention of the ether liquid vapour compression fridge.

He was a man of many talents and his work in refrigeration, both domestic and commercial, has revolutionized the way the world stores and transports food.  The benefits are evident in medical research and treatments, as well as improved nutrition for all people.  His legacy has continued to benefit millions of people.

QUESTIONS:

  • Where was James Harrison born?
  • How did he make the discovery that led to his ice-making machine?
  • What year did he patent the refrigeration system in Sydney, Australia?
  • In 1867, James became the Editor of what well-known newspaper in Melbourne, Australia?
  • What did he win a gold medal for in Melbourne in 1873?

Find out all these answers at Amazing Entrepreneurs.

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Amazing People Education is brought to you by The Amazing People Club – an international education publisher that is bringing these sensational resources to students and teachers worldwide. To explore tips and tricks on classroom edu-tainment using BioViews®, please download our free Amazing Teacher Toolkit. To get involved in our direct-to-classroom resources, be sure to check out these Education Case Studies.

We would like you to try some of our amazing class starters and let us know how they were received by teachers and students. To take a peek at how some students reacted when they came face to face with Columbus and Michelangelo, please see our video from Castle Vale High School.

For further information, please contact marion@amazingpeopleclub.com, or visit www.amazingpeopleclub.com.

DAY 2 of this week’s 5 Amazing Entrepreneurs

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DAY 2 – ‘The Perfectionist’ – Meet William Boeing.

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The Boeing Company is a leader in successful innovations within aviation and other industries. Follow its founder, William Boeing, on a journey that took him to great heights. He was a keen entrepreneur and realized that aviation would provide huge benefits to his business. He saw opportunities along life’s path and chose to seize them, and turn them into successful business solutions.

William’s strong business sense and leadership skills were special traits that we can learn from. His motivating life story can help students in developing and nurturing their own talents.

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The B & W Biplane

QUESTIONS:

  • What business did William first become involved with?
  • What was the name of the flying school where William learned to fly?
  • In what year did he enter into business with George Conrad Westervelt?
  • How many people were on the first passenger service flight in 1927?
  • The first modern airliner was launched in 1932. What was the name of that aircraft?

Find out all these answers at Amazing Entrepreneurs.

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Amazing People Education is brought to you by The Amazing People Club – an international education publisher that is bringing these sensational resources to students and teachers worldwide. To explore tips and tricks on classroom edu-tainment using BioViews®, please download our free Amazing Teacher Toolkit. To get involved in our direct-to-classroom resources, be sure to check out these Education Case Studies.

We would like you to try some of our amazing class starters and let us know how they were received by teachers and students. To take a peek at how some students reacted when they came face to face with Columbus and Michelangelo, please see our video from Castle Vale High School.

For further information, please contact marion@amazingpeopleclub.com, or visit www.amazingpeopleclub.com.

Free eBook and Audio for December – Elizabeth Arden

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“I only want people around me who can do the impossible”. 

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This quote by Elizabeth Arden shows just how focused and determined she was in her approach to her business. Surrounding herself with people with a ‘can-do’ attitude ensured her own psychological approach was always positive, and in turn her ideas spurned on others and resulted in a multi-million dollar empire.

Elizabeth Arden was one of the world’s most successful business entrepreneurs. Her name is proudly displayed on shops all over the world selling her range of cosmetic products. But, who was Elizabeth Arden and how did she achieve her success, in an age when it was difficult for women to develop a business career?

Get an in-depth insight into her work and life.  Her story is the perfect example of what belief and dedication along with attention to detail, quality and excellence can do.

How can her story help you in business? 


 

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Amazing People Education is brought to you by The Amazing People Club – an international education publisher that is bringing these sensational resources to students and teachers worldwide.

To explore tips and tricks on classroom edu-tainment using BioViews®, please download our free Amazing Teacher Toolkit.

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To get involved in our direct-to-classroom resources, be sure to check out these Education Case Studies.

We would like you to try some of our amazing class starters and let us know how they were received by teachers and students. To take a peek at how some students reacted when they came face to face with Columbus and Michelangelo, please see our video from Castle Vale High School.

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Class discussion – iPad and education.

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What do you think about iPad use in the classroom?

IPADWe are all familiar with this logo now! The amazing iPad! Just about every household has one (or more) and now they are in our classrooms. Here at Amazing People Club we are moving forward with technology and the growing trend toward more exciting ways to teach and capture the interest of students.

It is our aim to provide teachers, in particular, with more tools to assist them in class activities and learning. To assist in raising awareness and appreciate the work of our forefathers who invented many amazing products that have developed into the gadgets and technology of today. To remember those amazing heroes, doctors and nurses who often gave up their lives for others.

STUDENTS DISCUSSION:

Today we suggest the class participate in a discussion or debate.

  • What do you think about iPad use in the classroom?
  • Can they really assist learning? If yes, then describe how.
  • Are there other ways to learn creatively?
  • If you were a teacher, how would you inspire your class to learn about famous people?
  • Do you think a hands-on approach can enhance students learning?
  • Research and discuss education as you know it today against education in the early 1900’s.

TEACHERS: Would your students like to hear Shakespeare tell you about his life and work? Or listen to Michelangelo describe what motivated him to create such masterpieces? Or would you like to meet Harriet Tubman? Well, now you can.

The educational avatars in The Amazing People Club® eBooks for iPad are truly revolutionizing the learning experience of students!  Click HERE to view our current titles.

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CASE STUDIES for Teachers – View feedback from the students from Castle Vale High School in the U.K., Tahoma High in the U.S. and Springbrook State School in sunny Queensland, Australia. Click HERE to see their class videos as they explore our unique eBooks.

Amazing People Education is brought to you by The Amazing People Club – an international education publisher that is bringing these sensational resources to students and teachers worldwide. To explore tips and tricks on classroom edu-tainment using BioViews®, please download our free Amazing Teacher Toolkit. To get involved in our direct-to-classroom resources, be sure to check out these Education Case Studies.

We would like you to try some of our amazing class starters and let us know how they were received by teachers and students.

For further information, please contact marion@amazingpeopleclub.com, or visit www.amazingpeopleclub.com.