December and the Nobel Prizes

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What is so special about December and the Nobel Prizes?

  • In 1901 the first Nobel Prizes were awarded
  • In 1903 Marie Curie was jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics
  • In 1953 Winston Churchill was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature
  • And December is also the month of Alfred Nobel’s passing in 1896


Do you know how the Nobel Prizes came about? Find out why Alfred Nobel created these awards.

What categories are there? 

Meet the man behind the Nobel Prizes, Alfred Nobel.


We all associate peace with the Nobel prize, but did you know that Alfred Nobel actually invented dynamite?  He was also a great chemist, engineer, innovator and a manufacturer of armaments.

So how did the Nobel Peace Prize come about?

Get inside the mind of this amazing individual and discover what drove him, what changed his ways of thinking and how he came to see things differently, and consequently changed the world.


Alfred Nobel’s life, often shrouded in mystery, comes to life through his BioView® as we explore his life and career.


What is a BioView®?  


Dr Charles Margerison developed BioViews® and they really capture the student’s 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. These unique BioView® stories promote further class activities, discussions and project work.

We can learn a lot from the achievements of amazing people. Not only in the areas for which they are acclaimed, but in the way they lived their lives. Their selfless approach to life and the many people they assisted is encouragement for all of us in times of doubt and hardship.

We invite you to please download our FREE Amazing People Toolkit.

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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.


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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.

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