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The First President of the United States

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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.

We invite you to celebrate the birthday of the First President of the United States.

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Discover what inspired George Washington and get to know his great story.  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, taking his oath in Federal Hall on Wall Street on April 30, 1789.

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Birthday of a humble peasant teenager who became a Saint!

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JOAN of ARC

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  • Can you imagine, as a teenager, confronting a royal leader, let alone leading soldiers into battle?
  • What would the young people of today do when confronted with such unimaginable decisions?

Joan of Arc was born on January 6 around the year 1412. Only a teenager, when she led French armies into battle during the Hundred Years War, Joan of Arc (or Jeanne d’Arc), became a folk heroine of France and a Roman Catholic Saint.  Born a peasant girl with little education, ‘The Maid of Orleans’, persuaded the King and army leaders that there was a way to beat the English army, all based on a vision from God. She will long be cherished, as one of the most revered females in history.

On May 16, 1920, Joan of Arc was canonized a Saint. France celebrates this fearless girl with a festival in May each year and May 30th is her Feast Day.

Joan of ArcWe invite you to share this incredible, brave and fearless story from our on-line library about Joan of Arc as an inspiration to others. If your belief is strong, you will find the courage to take on the challenges that life puts before you. If we can learn from the amazing people who bravely gave up so much and fought for what they believed in, maybe we can inspire others to try that little bit more or work that little bit harder.

  • In business and the career sector, what can we learn from such courage?
  • How can we utilize these inspirational stories in the workplace and in schools?
  • What leadership skills are required to lead your team to success?

Managers, leaders, teachers and even parents – what can you do to enhance your leadership qualities?

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Dr Charles Margerison highlights points regarding leadership skills.  

The Big 5 Problem Solving Skills for Managers

 

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.


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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.  

charlesThe 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. toolkit

AMAZING PEOPLE TOOLKITAmazing People Education is brought to you by Amazing People Worldwide – an international education publisher that is bringing these sensational resources to students, teachers and librarians worldwide. To explore tips and tricks on classroom edu-tainment using BioViews®, please download our free AMAZING PEOPLE WORLDWIDE TOOLKIT.

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AMAZING PEOPLE LIBRARYEngaging and educational digital eBooks and Audios for schools and librarians. They include hundreds of inspirational life stories about the world’s most amazing people. The biographical interviews, known as BioViews®, are written in the first person and give a very personal perspective on what motivated and influenced amazing people. The stories have been developed and created by educational psychologist and business guru, Dr Charles Margerison. Each one is meticulously researched and based on historic facts.

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AMAZING PEOPLE TOOLKITAmazing People Education is brought to you by Amazing People Worldwide – an international education publisher that is bringing these sensational resources to students, teachers and librarians worldwide. To explore tips and tricks on classroom edu-tainment using BioViews®, please download our free AMAZING PEOPLE WORLDWIDE TOOLKIT.

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Amazing People Education – Winston Churchill

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Winston Churchill was born on November 30.

As we remember this enigmatic leader on his birthday, we wonder just how much we know about him?

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He was Prime Minister of Britain not once, but twice.

On July 16, 1945, after being defeated in the elections the previous day, Winston Churchill resigned as Prime Minister of Britain. However, he was to become Prime Minister again.

Remembered by many, as one of the greatest British leaders of the 20th Century, Winston Churchill had an inherent drive to achieve his highest potential throughout his life. In this fascinating title, get an insight into the extraordinary life of the man who held the post of Prime Minister of Britain. He had a great thirst for adventure which led him to pursue journalistic travels, where he penned great writings. He also had a keen interest in art and used it as his saviour for when he experienced some of his darker and depressed moments, which he described as ‘the black dog’.

Experience his amazing story through this biographical interview, known as a BioView®. Written in the first person, it is as if Winston Churchill is telling you his very personal perspective on what motivated and influenced him.

ChurchillHere’s a quick test about milestones in the life of Winston Churchill ….. how many can you answer?

  1. In what year was he born?
  2. When did he first become Prime Minister?
  3. What year was he knighted and by whom?
  4. He won a Nobel prize – what for and in what year?
  5. What date and year did he die?

AMAZING PEOPLE LEARNINGDiscover 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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charlesThe 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.
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AMAZING PEOPLE TOOLKITAmazing People Education is brought to you by Amazing People Worldwide – an international education publisher that is bringing these sensational resources to students, teachers and librarians worldwide. To explore tips and tricks on classroom edu-tainment using BioViews®, please download our free AMAZING PEOPLE WORLDWIDE TOOLKIT.

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AMAZING PEOPLE LIBRARYEngaging and educational digital eBooks and Audios for schools and librarians. They include hundreds of inspirational life stories about the world’s most amazing people. The biographical interviews, known as BioViews®, are written in the first person and give a very personal perspective on what motivated and influenced amazing people. The stories have been developed and created by educational psychologist and business guru, Dr Charles Margerison. Each one is meticulously researched and based on historic facts.

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 – 4th of July Celebrations!

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INDEPENDENCE DAY

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Declaration of Independence – Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson

Celebrate Independence Day by honoring Amazing Americans. Meet incredible individuals who contributed to the development of America. There are many amazing founding fathers and mothers that we can research and gain a great perception of how they helped shape America. On Independence Day, we remember and appreciate these inspirational Americans.

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George Washington

Watch our AVATAR video as George Washington talks about the Declaration of Independence.

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Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison was a great American inventor, scientist and businessman and the third most prolific inventor in history. Featured in this ELT Reader from Harper Collins, it is a unique opportunity for learners of English to read about the exceptional lives and incredible abilities of some of the most insightful people the world has seen.

 

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Abraham Lincoln

President Abraham Lincoln was a man who stood up for his beliefs and deserves credit for setting the foundations for unifying diverse states into a country.

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Henry Ford

It is interesting to see how people like Henry Ford also developed their careers. He came from a poor family background to be one of the most successful American businessmen of all time.

 

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Harriet Tubman

Life stories such as that of brave people like Harriet Tubman, a slave, are fascinating. How did she overcome those early, harsh days? They may be the exceptions, but America does have a habit of producing people who stand out.

On Independence Day, we remember and appreciate these wonderful Americans. They came from all walks of life, but they had the same drive and belief that they could achieve their dreams. Their dreams made a difference to the whole nation.

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From Colonial Men and Women, Politicians, Inventors, Entrepreneurs and Doctors, their stories are the foundation of America and you can bring them into your classroom.

Activities:

  • Article by Dr Charles – ‘interviews’ with Amazing Americans.
  • Questions – 
  • Who was The first President of the United States? (a) Abraham Lincoln, (b) Thomas Jefferson (c) George Washington.
  • Who is considered the author of the Declaration of Independence?  (a) John Adams, (b) Thomas Jefferson (c) George Washington.
  • Thomas Edison had a health issue/defect. What was it?
  • What was the secret network called used by Harriet Tubman to free slaves?
  • ‘Fordism’ was named after Henry Ford. What does it mean?

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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Birthday of a humble peasant teenager who became a Saint!

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Can you imagine as a teenager confronting a royal leader, let alone leading soldiers into battle?

  • On May 16, 1920, Joan of Arc was canonized a Saint. France celebrates this fearless girl with a festival in May each year and May 30th is her Feast Day.

Joan of Arc was born on January 6 around the year 1412. Only a teenager, when she led French armies into battle during the Hundred Years War, Joan of Arc (or Jeanne d’Arc), became a folk heroine of France and a Roman Catholic Saint.  Born a peasant girl with little education, ‘The Maid of Orleans’, persuaded the King and army leaders that there was a way to beat the English army, all based on a vision from God. She will long be cherished, as one of the most revered females in history.

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We invite you to introduce this brave girl as an inspiration to others by sharing her amazing story and that of three other incredible women in Amazing Women in War.

  • Our lives and seem so complicated at times. If we can draw on the amazing people who bravely gave up so much and fought for what they believed in, maybe we can inspire someone else to try that little bit more or work that little bit harder.
  • In business and the career sector, what can we learn from such courage? 
  • How can we utilize these inspirational stories in the workplace and in schools?

Managers, leaders, teachers and even parents – what can you do to enhance your leadership qualities?

Diagram of leadership qualities

 

Dr Charles Margerison highlights points regarding leadership skills.  

The Big 5 Problem Solving Skills for Managers

 

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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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

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.

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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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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.

The First President of the United States

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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.

On April 30th, we celebrate his inauguration as the First President of the United States.

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Discover what inspired him and get to know his great story.  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, taking his oath in Federal Hall on Wall Street on April 30, 1789.

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QUESTIONS

  • When was George Washington born?
  • In what year was he elected as a delegate to the First Continental Congress?
  • In 1781, George led his army to victory at the Battle of ……….
  • What unusual gift did George receive from the King of Spain?
  • When was George re-elected for his second term as President of the United States?

Find the answers to these questions and learn more about this amazing man. Discuss his life leading up to his Presidency and compare his journey to the White House with today’s modern President.

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With Mother’s Day just around the corner on May 11, we share this quote from George Washington about his own mother.

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“My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her” – George Washington

 

 

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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