Month: June 2015

Amazing People Education – The Man Behind the Ford

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One of America’s formidable business successes. In July 2005, the last Ford Thunderbird rolled off the assembly line. There are many models still around today and the legacy of Henry Ford and his highly successful business still lives on.

Born on a farm, Henry’s journey took him to Detroit, where he built the first mass-produced vehicles – the Model T, the Model A and the system of ’Fordism’. ie the introduction of the assembly line. He was an entrepreneur and an outstanding business man with a global vision. Henry Ford was committed to lowering costs, increasing supply and possessed forthright and sound business skills. What can we learn from Henry Ford’s success story?

In June in1896, Henry Ford introduced his Quadricycle to America and proudly drove it along the streets of Detroit. It was the first automobile he designed.

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Henry and his wife Clara

His talent for invention and machines is inspirational, and combined with his remarkable business sense, saw him enjoy much global success. Not just and engineer, Henry was also a business man full of drive and commitment.

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Henry Ford, an amazing example of business acumen.

Activity:

  • Begin by meeting the man himself through our unique BioView® story. Everyone will be immediately captivated as they hear Henry tell his own story .
  • Follow up with a discussion on how Henry Ford’s business sense created a world-wide successful entity.
  • Discuss his creativity in instigating the first ‘production line’ and what effect it would have on his business (and that of many businesses to come).
  • Do you have amazing ideas? Write a short business plan outlining the concept, how you plan to begin the project and how you will finance it. Over the coming weeks, each student can submit their business plan to their peers for open discussion.

 

Amazing People Learning

Discover a unique suite of professional development resources that support action learning through Amazing People Learning. These provide problem-solving, communication and leadership skills that can be applied in innovative and powerful ways.

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The resources can be adopted on an individual or team basis. They offer an effective, interactive approach to professional career development. Created by innovative business leader and psychologist, Dr Charles Margerison, this approach has been implemented at companies around the world including Shell, ExxonMobil, ICI, HSBC and Hewlett Packard. “Inspiring, Motivating and Enabling”, these resources deliver results and help individuals and organizations to function more powerfully.

Amazing People Learning offers resources that can be used over and over on work projects. As well as the core skills models, support tools such as interactive project notes are also included. These enable learners to log and track progress, and revisit the resource easily. In addition, users have 12 months access to a variety of support services, which feature video, articles and valuable advice on how to get the most from these unique learning tools.

Amazing People Toolkit

Amazing People Education is brought to you by Amazing People Worldwide – 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 PEOPLE WORLDWIDE TOOLKIT.

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For more information see Amazing People Worldwide® or for further enquiries please  contact us with your email details.

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Want to improve your English?

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Want to improve your ENGLISH?

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Harper Collins and Amazing People

Harper Collins has introduced some amazing titles in their ELT Readers. These titles are EDUCATIONAL, FACTUAL HISTORY stories in the form of unique BioViews® about exceptional people like Mark Twain and Florence Nightingale. Harper Collins also offers great FREE RESOURCES for Teachers and Students.  

Read the letter from the Editor to learn about how these engaging readers can assist your lessons.

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Amazing Aviators
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Amazing Scientists
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Amazing Thinkers and Humanitarians
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Amazing Mathematicians

Twenty collections of short stories, each telling the life story of five or six people from history who have helped shape the world we live in today. Read about the life of Abraham Lincoln, Mahatma Gandhi, Leonardo da Vinci, Marie Curie and many more.

Each book includes:

  • five or six short stories
  • a timeline to accompany each story
  • an MP3 CD with a full reading of each story
  • a glossary
  • plus free online classroom and self-study resources in the student and teacher zones

Amazing People Learning

Discover a unique suite of professional development resources that support action learning through Amazing People Learning. These provide problem-solving, communication and leadership skills that can be applied in innovative and powerful ways.

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The resources can be adopted on an individual or team basis. They offer an effective, interactive approach to professional career development. Created by innovative business leader and psychologist, Dr Charles Margerison, this approach has been implemented at companies around the world including Shell, ExxonMobil, ICI, HSBC and Hewlett Packard. “Inspiring, Motivating and Enabling”, these resources deliver results and help individuals and organizations to function more powerfully.

Amazing People Learning offers resources that can be used over and over on work projects. As well as the core skills models, support tools such as interactive project notes are also included. These enable learners to log and track progress, and revisit the resource easily. In addition, users have 12 months access to a variety of support services, which feature video, articles and valuable advice on how to get the most from these unique learning tools.

Amazing People Toolkit

Amazing People Education is brought to you by Amazing People Worldwide – 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 PEOPLE WORLDWIDE TOOLKIT.

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For more information see Amazing People Worldwide® or for further enquiries please  contact us with your email details.

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Amazing People Education – Monarchs as Leaders?

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  • Do Monarchs make great leaders? Or is their birthright forcing them to take on challenges they are not suited to?
  • What are the qualities needed for good, effective leadership?
  • What is the ‘X-factor’ that makes some people natural leaders?
  • Are great leaders born or made? 

Imagine our own lives. Venturing into a profession we felt we never had a say in. Does it come naturally or would you have to compromise much to be successful?

Meet these Monarchs and take on the tasks set out. What do you know about their lives and achievements?

JULIUS CAESAR

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A high priest, a politician and one of Ancient Rome’s most influential leaders, he is remembered as one of the most successful and powerful rulers in the history of the world. His violent death led to an era of Roman civil war that lasted for many years.

Activity: 

  • What were his major achievements during his rule?
  • What is the name of the calendar he created?

CATHERINE THE GREAT

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Pronounced herself Catherine II, the sovereign ruler of Russia in June 1762. Great women in history have made a huge contribution to the betterment of their country and it’s people. One such Queen is Catherine the Great. Catherine was a strong leader, who inspired loyalty and respect rather than fear and oppression – indeed she did not do things in a traditional manner. She focused on the education of her people, establishing Saint Petersburg as a cultural centre of the country.  Her passion regarding education of her people was deep. For years she investigated and reformed education in Russia appointing advisors and establishing a commission.

Questions:

  • How did she come into power?
  • What did Catherine achieve for the people of Russia?
  • How long did she reign?

LOUIS XV

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Meet the unforgettable Louis XV, crowned King at the age of 5 and married at the age of 11, he was forced to grow up quick. He certainly took his duty to keep the family line going, quite seriously, and is famed for his many affairs and mistresses, over the years. The most famous of these was Madame de Pompadour, who had a great influence on his life. Louis reigned France for seventy-two years!

Activity:

  • Discover his personal challenges and relationships and then write a short article outlining what you think motivated him during his reign.

QUEEN ELIZABETH l

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Queen Elizabeth 1st, was a truly amazing leader. Experience how she overcame political, religious and family turmoil in her younger years to become the Queen of England. Well educated, she used her intelligence and determination to ensure the country continued to flourish and prosper.

Questions:

  • Who were Elizabeth’s parents?
  • Elizabeth’s reign was known as the ‘what’ era?
  • How many languages was Elizabeth fluent in?

QUEEN VICTORIA

q VictoriaBecame Queen, June 1837. Over the course of her reign, Victoria’s popularity grew as she continued to show strength and courage, surviving seven attempts that were made on her life! She used her influence to support peace and reconciliation.  Queen Victoria, a mother of nine, was also known as the Empress of India, for her strong support of the Empire.  She is the longest reigning royal in British history. From such a young age, how did she cope with the demands and decisions she would have had to face?

Discussion:

  • Consider a major challenge relevant to this day and age and discuss how you would react and cope at 18, with this challenge. What strengths would you need to overcome this change or difficult time?

WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR

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William The Conqueror was also known as William I, King of England and Duke of Normandy. He was an innovator who brought a Norman-French culture to England during his reign. William replaced the English language, built many castles and appointed well educated men within the church, who would later serve as his administrators.

Questions:

  • What were the circumstances surrounding his birth compared to other monarchs?
  • When was he crowned King?
  • When was the coronation of Queen Victoria?
  • Do you think these monarchs made great leaders?
  • What can we learn from the life stories of these monarchs?
  • Were all of these monarchs born into royalty?
  • If not, discuss any qualities they had as leaders that may have been influenced by this fact.

 

Amazing People Learning

Discover a unique suite of professional development resources that support action learning through Amazing People Learning. These provide problem-solving, communication and leadership skills that can be applied in innovative and powerful ways. learning 22

The resources can be adopted on an individual or team basis. They offer an effective, interactive approach to professional career development. Created by innovative business leader and psychologist, Dr Charles Margerisonthis approach has been implemented at companies around the world including Shell, ExxonMobil, ICI, HSBC and Hewlett Packard. “Inspiring, Motivating and Enabling”, these resources deliver results and help individuals and organizations to function more powerfully.

Amazing People Learning offers resources that can be used over and over on work projects. As well as the core skills models, support tools such as interactive project notes are also included. These enable learners to log and track progress, and revisit the resource easily. In addition, users have 12 months access to a variety of support services, which feature video, articles and valuable advice on how to get the most from these unique learning tools.

Amazing People Toolkit

Amazing People Education is brought to you by Amazing People Worldwide – 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 PEOPLE WORDWIDE TOOLKIT.

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For more information see Amazing People Worldwide® or for further enquiries please  contact us with your email details.

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