Month: February 2014

It’s your birthday Mozart!

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February 27th marks the birthday of this Amazing Composer and Musician.

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Wolfgang Mozart is one of the world’s most celebrated classical musicians.  Be inspired by his great story which follows him from his early years where he was composing as a child, to his most prolific times when he was composing and travelling all over the world and would create works such as ‘The Marriage of Figaro‘ and ‘The Magic Flute‘.

He travelled the world playing music with his father Leopold and his sister Maria Anna.

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Amazing People like Mozart are perfect role models who can ‘visit’ your classroom.

Bring MOZART into your classroom. Through his BioView® explore what he did and what inspired him to do so, understanding what his personal motivations were.

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Dr Charles Margerison has developed BioViews® for everyone to explore, learn and reflect on our historical geniuses in a most unique way.

What is a BioView®?

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BioViews® are short, historical stories told in the form of a virtual biographical interview. They capture the many achievements of the most revered individuals the world has ever known.

What makes a BioView® so amazing?

  • These biographical stories are AWESOME and ENGAGING for the classroom
  • They ENCOURAGE and INSPIRE our generation
  • They really CAPTURE the students immediately as the historical story is told in the form of a virtual biographical interview

Meet the students from Castle Vale High School in the U.K. and BRING YOUR CLASSROOM TO LIFE! Our resources are a unique diversity from main stream class activities. Just check out the students from Castle Vale High School in the U.K. and see how they interact in class.

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QUESTIONS:

  1. In what year was Mozart born?
  2. How old was Mozart when he wrote his first scherzo?
  3. What is the name of the award he received by Pope Clement XIV?
  4. What two famous composers influenced his Baroque style of composing?
  5. What is the name of the famous composition that he had yet to complete when he died?

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

How Amazing People can assist in Schools and the Workplace

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The Amazing People Club® was founded in 2006 by psychologist and management leader Dr Charles Margerison. Dr Margerison was previously Professor of Management at the Universities of Cranfield (UK) and Queensland, Australia. He was also a co-founder of Emerald, the world’s leading publisher of management journals and databases.

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The Amazing People Club is an international digitally-based publishing company. We publish inspirational books and audio titles about some of the world’s most amazing people.

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How can this material assist educators and the workplace?

  • Educators can utilize these captivating BioViews® to set the background for further research on a famous person or topic eg. who invented the typewriter, who flew the first air balloon?
  • Students can learn more about these famous inventors, doctors, musicians, explorers, writers and scientists who made significant achievements that shaped our world eg. Dr Christiaan Barnard, Shakespeare, Mark Twain and Elvis!
  • To inspire; showing how others gained success through great hardship eg. Harriett Tubman
  • Goal setting; Employers and Teachers – show how to convert opportunities into achievements eg. William Boeing

Dr Margerison gained much inspiration as an author as he visited the cities and towns where people like Leonardo da Vinci, Shakespeare, Curie, Mozart, Michelangelo, Darwin, Einstein and others made their great contributions.

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In doing so, he has recreated the life stories of these amazing individuals as though they were giving personal interviews.

The books and audios bring readers ‘face to face’ with many of the world’s most inspiring and influential characters from the fields of art, science, music, politics, medicine and business.

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In addition, the Amazing Cities range offers unique ‘city tours‘ of cities including London, Paris, New York and Sydney where amazing people who lived in these cities become your personal historical tour guide.

Visit these Amazing Cities:

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  • All the stories in the series are revealed through BioViews®; storytelling that combines biography with virtual interviews.
  • The lives of amazing people can be explored through their achievements, challenges and experiences in a very personal way.
  • The unique format and flow enables each person’s story to come alive, as if it is being personally told to you, reflecting their interests, emotions and passions.
  • These are inspirational stories that can help you achieve your ambitions in your journey through life.

Our mission is to provide stories that will inspire, educate and entertain.

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Students meet Amazing People

We offer exclusive free products and special offers to our members on a monthly basis – please Join the Club if you are not already a member. THIS MONTH WE FEATURE PIERRE DE COUBERTIN as the world enjoys the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

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CLASS QUESTIONS:

  1. Who is Pierre de Coubertin?
  2. Name one of Mark Twain’s books
  3. When was Elvis born?
  4. What was Florence Nightingale known as?
  5. What is Australia’s ‘iconic’ marsupial called?
  6. What IS a marsupial?
  7. Of the 11 cities referred to above, which one would you most like to visit AND why?
“Happy travelling!” – Janine W.

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.

Happy Birthday Mr President – 12/2/1809

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What present would you give Abraham Lincoln for his birthday?

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We thought a tree would make a thoughtful gift. A gift that lives on, grows strong, a thing of beauty that can be seen by many and an ongoing reminder of LIFE!

We are all like plants in some way. Our lives reflect growth. We physically and mentally grow each day. How do we make sure we make the most of our lives? People like Abraham Lincoln and other great leaders certainly made the most of theirs! Abraham Lincoln is a role model for us all.

On his birthday, students can visit Abraham Lincoln in a unique way!

Dr Charles Margerison has developed BioViews® for everyone to explore, learn and reflect on our historical geniuses. These biographical stories are awesome and engaging for the classroom. They provide inspiration and proof to students that determination, hard work and commitment pay off. Abraham Lincoln is an ideal role model.

His educational story is an effective way for you to reinforce not just work ethics, but LIFE ethics too.  Students can appreciate how others have not only changed our world, but how they can encourage and inspire our generation. BioViews® capture the students attention immediately as the historical story is told in the form of a virtual biographical interview that highlight their achievements. BRING YOUR CLASSROOM TO LIFE!

President Abraham Lincoln on his way to deliver his most important speech in America called The Gettysburg Address.

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Would you like to have met Abraham Lincoln and had a discussion about his life and career? Well now here is your opportunity through our unique BioView® about Abraham Lincoln.

Click HERE to view this amazing way of learning about President Abraham Lincoln and see class questions below.

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As one of the most influential of all the American Presidents, his story is a fascinating journey for students.

  • From a log cabin to the White House, Abraham Lincoln became an amazing leader, who played a crucial role in the abolition of slavery
  • With little education, discover how this farm worker went on to become a lawyer and then the President of the USA
  • His story has been explored in many ways and in this title you can gain a unique and personal insight into his inspirational life

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QUESTIONS & CLASS ACTIVITY:

  1. What was the date and year of The Gettysburg Address?
  2. What was the name of the war in America at the time?
  3. What are the iconic words at the commencement if his speech?
  4. Read the speech and discuss what Abraham’s message was?
  5. Choose a class member to act out Abraham Lincoln delivering his speech. The rest of the class can act as the congregation.

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.

Presidents Day – learning from the ‘Greats’

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  • Would you like to have met Abraham Lincoln and had a discussion about his life and career?
  • Can you imagine what George Washington would have said if he was interviewed about his achievements?
  • What do you really know about America’s past leaders?

February is an important month in terms of reflection on past American Politicians.

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‘President’s Day’ is on February 17 this year and we celebrate the birth of George Washington in 1732.

Dr Charles Margerison has introduced unique BioView® stories, where you will experience how these people lived, worked and loved. There are some stand-out Presidents in American History. From the first President George Washington, to Lincoln, Jefferson and Franklin, these influential characters helped shape the nation we know today.

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George Washington

GEORGE WASHINGTON grew up in the English colony of Virginia. He was tall and strong and respected by his friends and colleagues as a good leader. As he grew older, George saw how England took advantage of the American colonies and he didn’t like it. When the colonies declared their independence, George was chosen to lead their army as its general. When the colonies finally won their freedom, George was elected to lead the great new nation as its first president. Discover what inspired him and get to know his great story.

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Abraham Lincoln

ABRAHAM LINCOLN was arguably one of the most influential of all the American Presidents, who played a crucial role in the abolition of slavery. His inspiring life story has been explored in many ways, but you can now gain a very personal insight via these audio stories.

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Benjamin Franklin

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN is perhaps the most famous of all the Founding Fathers. His great story comes to life as you travel with him from his early years, as part of a large family, to his time at the printing company with his brother James. This ultimately resulted in his journey to England and France, a turn of events that would define the rest of his life. His inspirational story is unfurled in this audio story.

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AMAZING AMERICAN POLITICIANS – VOL 1 AUDIO  Their lives have been documented time and time again, however, ‘Amazing American Politicians – Vol 1′, is a new collection of audio stories that brings them to life through BioViews®.

WHAT IS A BIOVIEW®? BioViews® are short biographical stories, similar to interviews. These unique stories provide an easy way of learning about amazing people who made major contributions and changed our world. It is as if these amazing people have come back and given an account of their life, explaining their major challenges and achievements in the context of their family life and society.

At The Amazing People Club, we aim to provide stories that will not only educate, but will also inspire and entertain. We hope that these great tales of achievement despite challenges and set backs, will help you achieve your ambitions in your journey through life.

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Can past American Presidents inspire your career path?

Find out what students thought when they had the opportunity to ‘meet’ Christopher Columbus! The students at Castle Vale High School in the U.K. thoroughly enjoyed this history lesson.

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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