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The Corps of Discovery Expedition

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“I saw the spray arise above the plain like a column of smoke….it began to make a roaring too tremendous to be mistaken for any cause short of the great falls of the Missouri.”

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On June 13 in 1805, explorer Meriwether Lewis arrived at the Great Falls of the Missouri River.

Take students on a trek through the wilderness lands west of the Mississippi with Meriwether Lewis on the historical Lewis and Clarke Exhibition which lasted 28 months. They returned home on September 23, 1806.

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Allow them to make their’ own explorations’ into this adventurous journey and discover that it has both scientific and commercial objectives, as well as the prospect of opening up commerce opportunities.  Throughout his life, Meriwether was a pioneer in exploration and made a significant contribution to science and the North American Continent.

In this title, Amazing Explorers, you will also meet – Jacques Cartier, Amy Johnson, David Livingstone and Marco Polo. 

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QUESTIONS:

  • When was Meriwether Lewis born?
  • What do you think inspired Meriwether to embark on his journey of discovery and exploration?
  • What was the name of the President of the U.S who was also a friend of the Lewis family?
  • This President appointed Meriwether to command an expedition to explore the territory after The Louisiana Purchase from Napoleon. What was this expedition called?
  • We have discussed Meriwether Lewis, but do you know what the other four intrepid explorers did? Write down a brief summary of their contribution to exploration.

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

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We also invite you to read our September Newsletter. 

~ Janine Wakefield ~

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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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For further information, please contact marion@amazingpeopleclub.com, or visit  www.amazingpeopleclub.com

Join the journey in 1805 and discover the Great Falls of Missouri

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“I saw the spray arise above the plain like a column of smoke….it began to make a roaring too tremendous to be mistaken for any cause short of the great falls of the Missouri.”

great falls

On June 13 in 1805, explorer Meriwether Lewis arrived at the Great Falls of the Missouri River.  Take students on a trek through the wilderness lands west of the Mississippi with Meriwether Lewis on the historical Lewis and Clarke Exhibition which lasted 28 months.

482px-Meriweather_Lewis-Charles_Willson_Peale

Allow them to make their’ own explorations’ into this adventurous journey and discover that it has both scientific and commercial objectives, as well as the prospect of opening up commerce opportunities.  Throughout his life, Meriwether was a pioneer in exploration and made a significant contribution to science and the North American Continent.

In this title, Amazing Explorers, you will also meet – Jacques Cartier, Amy Johnson, David Livingstone and Marco Polo. 

explorers audioexplorers 1

QUESTIONS:

  • When was Meriwether Lewis born?
  • What do you think inspired Meriwether to embark on his journey of discovery and exploration?
  • What was the name of the President of the U.S who was also a friend of the Lewis family?
  • This President appointed Meriwether to command an expedition to explore the territory after The Louisiana Purchase from Napoleon. What was this expedition called?
  • We have discussed Meriwether Lewis, but do you know what the other four intrepid explorers did? Write down a brief summary of their contribution to exploration.

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

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We also invite you to read our June Newsletter

~ Janine Wakefield ~

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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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For further information, please contact marion@amazingpeopleclub.com, or visit  www.amazingpeopleclub.com

Imagine ~ the Beatles and John Lennon ~ Australian Tour Anniversary

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Imagine life without music!

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Beatles in Melb 1964

 

Today, Australians celebrate the 50 year anniversary of the arrival of music phenomenon, The Beatles in 1964. Many of us will never forget the impact they had on us musically and visually as their presence was captured across Australia.

 

Beatlemania was a global phenomenon and the world would never be the same again!

  • Give students a break from the usual this week and find out more about John Lennon through his BioView®. You can also ‘visit’ other Amazing Musicians as well.

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How lucky are we, to have had the great John Lennon pick up a guitar? Often writing with Paul McCartney, his song writing has brought so many memorable songs to us – Imagine, Revolution, Strawberry Fields Forever, She Loves You, I am the Walrus, Help!, A Day in the Life, Ballad of John and Yoko, In My Life  ………….

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Throughout his outstanding career, John Lennon managed to, not only touch people’s lives through his music, but through his actions as well.

He was a humanitarian, a passionate peace activist and cultural icon to his adoring fans. His music continues to touch and inspire the lives of many today. He is recognized as one of the world’s best known rock stars.  John was the leader of one of the most influential music groups of all time and he also had an equally successful solo career.

His music and legacy will continue in the musical magic he left behind.

John hailed from England and in this title, Amazing People of England, you will meet other amazing and inspirational people who made unforgettable contributions to the world in various fields.

Who inspires you the most from this collection and why?

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QUESTIONS

  • What is your favorite Beatles song?
  • How many concerts did the Beatles play in Australia in 1964?
  • Their cavalcade in Adelaide drew a huge crowd of fans. How many? a) more than 100,000 b) more than 200,000 OR, c) more than 300,000?
  • Where did they first play together?
  • How and who discovered them?
  • Write a short statement about what impact or influence you think they would have on today’s generation?

~ Janine Wakefield ~

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

 

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We also invite you to read our June Newsletter

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.

 

Joseph Lister – Surgeon and Anti-Sepsis Researcher

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We celebrate the birthday of JOSEPH LISTER on April 5. 

Joseph Lister was the pioneer of antiseptic surgery. Post-operative infections were a serious problem until Joseph’s research produced carbolic acid.

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Wounds and surgical instruments were successfully sterilized and resulted in a reduction in infections. Spurned on by the work of Louis Pasteur, Joseph researched into infection control and enforced strict hygiene routines in hospitals before and after surgery.

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Joseph was a gifted Doctor and surgeon. He also improved both mastectomy and kneecap surgery. He was held in high esteem and some of his patients were high profile public figures.

QUESTIONS

  • When and where was he born
  • Who was he an assistant surgeon to after he moved to Scotland
  • Who was one of Joseph Lister’s most famous female patients
  • What year was Joseph Knighted
  • Joseph assisted in an appendectomy on another famous person. Who was it?
  • Name three prestigious awards received by Joseph
  • A product we still use today was named after him – what is it?

doc and nurses1His story is brought to life through a new story format called a BioView® featuring other incredible doctors and nurses. It is as if these amazing doctors and nurses returned through time to tell the story of their life and their amazing achievements. Students are given the opportunity to really engage in a more ‘personal’ way in this unique history lesson.

Are you are interested in studying to become a doctor? To know and appreciate the background of others in medicine, gives us an insight into the difficulties they had to achieve their goals. Yes, many of us work and study hard today, but we have many pioneers to thank for the research and discoveries that we, at times, may take for granted.

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

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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 freeAmazing Teacher Toolkit. To get involved in our direct-to-classroom resources, be sure to check out theseEducation 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 fromCastle Vale High School.

For further information, please contactmarion@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

November, anniversary of The Gettysburg Address by President Lincoln

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

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Abraham Lincoln (highlighted)

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 ideas 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
Lincolns hand notes edit Gettysburg address
Lincoln’s notes, editing his speech

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.