Communication firsts! Meet Samuel Morse.

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Celebrating the first telegraph message in 1844. Our lives are full of various ways to communicate, particularly mobile phones with instant text messages. Meet a man who had big ideas on how to communicate more effectively and quickly.  Do you know what made Samuel Morse famous? Samuel-Morse His surname certainly gives you a clue! However, there was a lot more to Samuel Morse! His story is a fantastic opportunity for students to research and discover more about this multi-talented man.

Morse telegraph

Samuel Morse is of course known for developing the Morse Code, however, do you know that he was also an artist?  He painted several influential figures including President John Adams and also created great pieces including Dying Hercules. What an incredible talent!

Dying Hercules


  • When was Samuel Morse born?
  • What came first in his career? a) inventor OR b) Artist….
  • In 1844, Samuel Morse sent an experimental telegraph message to Washington D.C. What was that message?
  • In what year did Samuel establish the Magnetic Telegraphy Company?

Be inspired by this multi-talented, amazing man as his story is brought to you in a unique and engaging way. We call these – BIOVIEWS®.  American audio Artists eBook These unique BioView® stories promote class activities, discussions and project work. What is a BioView®? Dr Charles Margerison developed BioViews® and they really capture the students attention immediately, as the historical story is told in the form of a virtual biographical interview. BioViews® are educational, provide inspiration and showcases how others have not only changed our world, but how they can encourage and inspire the new generations. bioviews ALSO – we invite you to please download our FREE Amazing People Toolkit. From podcasts to role-play, from hot-seating to balloon debates, Amazing People Club resources lend themselves brilliantly to active engagement strategies. This pack is full of engaging ideas for starters, activities and plenaries. Be sure to also check out our live classroom case studies. toolkit (1) - Copy

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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, or visit

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