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.

Washingtons birthday poster

‘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.

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.

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.


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.


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.

students ibooks

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.

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