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Amazing People Education – PARENTS DAY

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PARENTS DAY

America celebrates Parents Day on the 4th Sunday in July.

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Parents have done so much for us, giving us life, nurturing us, advising, teaching, guiding, and have been there through thick and thin. It’s a great opportunity to say thank you. There are many wonderful individuals who have taken on the role of a parent in some way. Thank you to all the ‘parents’ around the world.

In recognition of parents world-wide, we have selected four amazing people whose life stories were inspiring. We can learn so much from these outstanding individuals.

They were like ‘parents’ to many who they helped during their lifetime. From caring, nursing, teaching, loving, development and progression, they have been amazing role models for all of us, and we should make sure the future generations know who they are and what they did.

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Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale – as a nurse, she developed an idea of ‘spiritual motherhood’ and saw herself as the mother of the men of the British army—”my children“—whom she had saved. With her lamp in hand, Florence Nightingale became known as “The Lady with the Lamp” as she checked on and cared for the wounded soldiers during long, lonely and painful nights.

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Maria Montessori

Maria Montessori – believed education was essential to the achievement of peace. Maria had a great respect and interest in a child’s psychological, physical and social development, and went on to establish a revolutionary teaching method that has inspired many. It was, and still remains, a vital part of many childrens learning and development years.

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Jonas Salk– Many children died or were left with a disabling paralysis when they were afflicted with polio. When Jonas was sitting in a park and watching children play, he realized how important his work against polio was. He saw that there were thousands of children and adults who would never walk again if they contracted this disease. He felt a duty to continue his work and went on to discover and develop the first successful polio vaccine.

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Lillian Gilbreth

Lillian Gilbreth – one of the first female engineers and psychologists, Lillian Gilbreth is a true early example of the ‘working mother’. How did she cope with, not only developing and running a successful business, but also mothering 12 children after the death of her husband when she was only 46 years of age. Her work on time management is world-renowned and her classic publications are still referred to and respected today.

Activities:

  • When was Florence Nightingale born?
  • Maria Montessori developed a unique teaching method, but prior to that, she was a . . . . . . ?
  • When did children first receive the polio vaccine?
  • Lillian Gilbreth developed new methods for analyzing work, called ‘Therbligs’. How did this name come about?
  • Discussion –  discuss what their greatest achievements meant at the time to others and then discuss what you think the impact would have been today without their input and discoveries.

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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.

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He may be short in stature, but he had a BIG personality!

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Today is the birthday of Napoleon Bonaparte.

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Born in 1769 and nicknamed ‘the Little Corporal’ due to his
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Napoleon Bonaparte is regarded as one of the most ruthless and greatest military leaders of all time.  During his reign, he experienced great victories and devastating defeats.  
 

Napoleon4His policies and practice shaped European politics in the 19th Century, and he had a major impact Gain a personal insight into his military campaigns, as well as his personal life and relationships. His BioView is among other amazing leaders you can learn from.

CLASS ACTIVITY

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? All of these questions and more are answered in this unique collection of inspirational stories, as Amazing National Leaders from history.

  • Here’s a chance to study this amazing leader. Research his life and how he changed the lives of the people of France.
  • Compare today’s political leaders and discuss the vast differences of leading a country now.

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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 August Newsletter

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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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Anniversary of the death of an Angel

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This is a vision of an angel:-

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and this is Florence Nightingale – a vision of ‘hope, love and care’

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Florence Nightingale died on August 13, 1910.

Share the story of Florence Nightingale with your class and let students meet this angel. Known as ‘The Lady with the Lamp’,  Florence Nightingale was not only a fascinating woman in history, she also had an outstanding career as a nurse and paved the way for women in medicine. We can be thankful as she contributed to vast improvements in healthcare.

Her story is inspirational. 

From a very young age, she was on a mission to care for others and there are many lessons to be learned from her perseverance and courage.  She laid the foundations for the first nursing school and demonstrated amazing courage during the Crimean War, taking care of countless injured soldiers. Be inspired by her great story reflected in her BioView®. She used her time well and we can learn how to do likewise.

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.

As Americans celebrate PARENTS DAY, here’s four special people to remember too.

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Here’s to parents all around the world. America celebrates Parents Day on 28th July this year. Parents have done so much for us. They have given us life, nurtured us, taught us, guided us, and generally have been there through thick and thin. It’s a great opportunity to say thank you.

In recognition of parents world-wide, we have selected four very important people to highlight and discuss. They are like ‘parents’ to many of those they helped during their lifetime. From caring, nursing, teaching, loving and developing, they have been amazing role models for all of us and we should make sure our children know who they are and what they did.

  • Take students to ‘meet’ these two amazing women and two amazing men
  • Create a class discussion on just what their achievements have done for us.
  • What would our world be like to day without their input?

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Florence Nightingale – as a nurse, she also developed an idea of spiritual motherhood and saw herself as the mother of the men of the British army—”my children”—whom she had saved.

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Maria Montessori – as a doctor she was noted for the way in which she ‘tended’ her patients, making sure they were warm and properly fed as well as diagnosing and treating their illnesses.

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Jonas Salk– best known for his discovery and development of the first successful polio vaccine. Many children died or were left with a disabling paralysis.

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Henry Wellcome – he has saved many lives with the medicines he developed and produced.  He willed his entire fortune for further development and research, to The Wellcome Trust, which is one of the largest biomedical charities in the world.

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.

CLASSROOM QUIZ – What are these men famous for?

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Take this list of names and create a class project about Amazing Engineers. Not all of the men listed here will be instantly recognised by your students. Let’s see how they go identifying them and what they are famous for? For those they don’t know, they can research and write one page about their life and achievements.

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  • Charles Babbage
  • John Logie Baird
  • Isambard Brunel
  • Gordon Gould
  • Johannes Gutenberg
  • James Harrison
  • Peter Henlein
  • Thomas Newcomen
  • William Shockley
  • Christopher Sholes

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This class activity will allow students to delve into the great minds of these Amazing Engineers. When problems crop up, we need solutions. When something needs to be improved, or made more efficient, we need innovative ideas and positive action. Your students can learn a lot from some of the world’s most celebrated engineers whose inspirational life stories are celebrated in this collection from The Amazing People Club®.

What is a BioView®?

  • A BioView® is a short biographical story, similar to an interview, about an amazing person.
  • These stories offer an inspirational way of learning about people who made major contributions to our world.
  • The unique format and flow enables each person’s story to come alive, as if it is being personally told to you, and reflects their interests, emotions and passions.

Meet these Amazing Engineers and others HERE.

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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.


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Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica – whew! What is that!?

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If you’re into mathematics and science you should know. It is Latin for Mathematical Principles of Natural Science – the simple title it is most referred to is, Principia.

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First published by Isaac Newton in 1687, his book is said to be “the single most influential book on physics and possibly all of science”.

  • How did he discover and understand the foundation regarding gravity?

Be inspired by ‘the greatest genius who ever lived’ as Sir Isaac Newton tells his own incredible story in this inspirational publication from The Amazing People Club®. Born into a wealthy farming family, Isaac’s intellectual flair was spotted early on by his schoolmaster.

Follow Isaac’s meteoric rise through his years at Cambridge University, his membership and subsequent presidency of the Royal Society, his position as Master of the Royal Mint, his seat in the House of Parliament, and his eventual Knighthood. Along this journey, read how Newton came to challenge long-held scientific theories and change the way we see our world and our universe through his startling mathematical, astronomical and scientific discoveries. Check out his story through the eBook or Audio HERE.

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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.

New York history – can your students identify these maps?

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There have been many amazing people responsible for establishing The Big Apple – New York, America. From those we may not know very well, to the very famous.

Here’s the challenge –

  • can your students tell you what these maps represent?
  •  can they tell you about; Jonas Bronk, Peter Minuit, Sojourner Truth, John Bloomfield, Clemence Sophia Lozier?

We have a selection of amazing New York people who students can learn more from. What was their contribution to shaping New York?

These are short biographical stories that will totally engage students from the outset. WHY? Because the subjects tell their own story just as if they were sitting right there in the classroom.

Oh! and the maps – ask your students to listen to Giovanni da Verrazzano and Henry Hudson tell you their story.

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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.