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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

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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William Shakespeare – FREE eBook and Audio for April

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William Shakespeare was born in 1564, and raised in Stratford-upon-Avon.

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His actual date of birth may not be known, however, the people in Stratford-upon-Avon celebrate his birthday on the 23rd of April. What we do know is that he was baptized on 26th April, 1564 and is one of the world’s greatest writers.

Over 450 years ago, little did we know that the birth of William Shakespeare would bring us so many memorable literary pieces. He wrote many well-known plays, sonnets and narrative poems and received payment for his plays, as thousands of people regularly went to the theatre. He became a very wealthy man and his wealth enabled him to develop one of the most expensive homes in Stratford-upon-Avon. His family lived there, but most of his time was spent in London, where his name as a playwright was gaining recognition.

In the centuries to follow, William Shakespeare became world-renowned. His work has continued to grow in popularity. His stories and other plays, including comedies, histories and tragedies, are still performed around the world, 450 years after his death.

ShakespeareIt is said that he wrote 38 plays and 154 sonnets and various poems, during his successful career. Often referred to as England’s national poet and the ‘Bard of Avon’, Shakespeare is one of the world’s most revered writers of all time.

Would you like to visit London or the birthplace of Shakespeare? You could visit the Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive, The Globe Theatre, where many of Shakespeare’s plays were originally performed or visit his birthplace of Stratford-upon-Avon.

Here at Amazing People Education, we take you on a virtual tour of London where you can follow in the footsteps of William Shakespeare and other notable London identities! As you walk around historic London, you are traveling in the footsteps of many amazing people including Charles Dickens, Florence Nightingale, Queen Victoria and Charles Barry. In different ways, they made major contributions to London, which helped shaped one of the world’s most visited cities. 

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This is a fantastic multimedia textbook. Features include:-

  • Old photographs of the city showing how much it has changed
  • Amazing Avatars of each of the featured amazing people that bring them to life!
  • Listen to atmospheric audio stories
  • View timelines of each person’s life
  • Informational section that includes London’s historical timeline that runs from the Roman’s invasion in 43AD until 2012
  • An interactive quiz at the end of each chapter enables you to test your new knowledge about London and its amazing people

Can you answer these questions?

  1. What is the name of the street of his birthplace?
  2. Who was William Shakespeare’s wife?
  3. What did William do for work after he moved to London?
  4. What did he name is home he built in Stratford-upon-Avon?
  5. Name two Tragedies written by William Shakespeare
  6. After researching and reading more about him, which of William Shakespeare’s works most interest you and why?

To get this FREE eBook and Audio, simply  contact us with your email details. Check our free items every month and be inspired!

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Amazing People Worldwide® provides a wide range of BioViews® on people who have made outstanding contributions in the fields of engineering, aviation, business, the arts and sciences. All of them highlight stories which can inspire people to improve their performance and achievements. I invite you to come and meet many of these talented people through their amazing and unique BioViews®.

William Shakespeare – a Birthday to remember

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William Shakespeare was born in 1564, and raised in Stratford-upon-Avon.

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His actual date of birth may not be known, however, the people in Stratford-upon-Avon celebrate his birthday on the 23rd of April. What we do know is that he was baptized on 26th April, 1564 and this year we are celebrating his 450th birthday!

Over 450 years ago, little did we know that the birth of William Shakespeare would bring us so many memorable literary pieces. He wrote many well-known plays, sonnets and narrative poems and received payment for his plays, as thousands of people regularly went to the theatre. He became a very wealthy man and his wealth enabled him to develop one of the most expensive homes in Stratford-upon-Avon. His family lived there, but most of his time was spent in London, where his name as a playwright was gaining recognition.

In the centuries to follow, William Shakespeare became world-renowned. His work has continued to grow in popularity. His stories and other plays, including comedies, histories and tragedies, are still performed around the world, 450 years after his death.

ShakespeareIt is said that he wrote 38 plays and 154 sonnets and various poems, during his successful career. Often referred to as England’s national poet and the ‘Bard of Avon’, Shakespeare is one of the world’s most revered writers of all time.

Would you like to visit London or the birthplace of Shakespeare? You could visit the Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive, The Globe Theatre, where many of Shakespeare’s plays were originally performed or visit his birthplace of Stratford-upon-Avon.

Here at Amazing People Education, we take you on a virtual tour of London where you can follow in the footsteps of William Shakespeare and other notable London identities! As you walk around historic London, you are traveling in the footsteps of many amazing people including Charles Dickens, Florence Nightingale, Queen Victoria and Charles Barry. In different ways, they made major contributions to London, which helped shaped one of the world’s most visited cities. 

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This is a fantastic multimedia textbook. Features include:-

  • Old photographs of the city showing how much it has changed
  • Amazing Avatars of each of the featured amazing people that bring them to life!
  • Listen to atmospheric audio stories
  • View timelines of each person’s life
  • Informational section that includes London’s historical timeline that runs from the Roman’s invasion in 43AD until 2012
  • An interactive quiz at the end of each chapter enables you to test your new knowledge about London and its amazing people

Can you answer these questions?

  1. What is the name of the street of his birthplace?
  2. Who was William Shakespeare’s wife?
  3. What did William do for work after he moved to London?
  4. What did he name is home he built in Stratford-upon-Avon?
  5. Name two Tragedies written by William Shakespeare
  6. After researching and reading more about him, which of William Shakespeare’s works most interest you and why?

logoAmazing People Worldwide® provides a wide range of BioViews® on people who have made outstanding contributions in the fields of engineering, aviation, business, the arts and sciences. All of them highlight stories which can inspire people to improve their performance and achievements. I invite you to come and meet many of these talented people through their amazing and unique BioViews®.

 

STUDENTS RESEARCH – on Jonas Salk’s Birthday

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To find the enemy discover where it lives

When attacking the enemy look at how it behaves

To destroy the enemy, analyze how it breeds

In my case, the enemy was xxxxx?

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Jonas Salk’s birthday on October 28, 1914 is a very special birthday for all of us to remember.

  1. Why? What disease did he research and discover a vital cure for?
  2. What year did Jonas graduate with a Bachelor of Science Degree from The City College of
    New York?
  3. What research did he first undertake with Dr Thomas Francis Jr?
  4. Fill in the word – Jonas was named ‘American Xxxxxxxx of the Year ‘in 1976?
  5. In what year was ‘this disease’ eradicated in the U.S.?
  • Some had to live their days in an iron lung, in order to breathe
  • Outbreaks reached pandemic proportions between 1900 and 1960

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The development of this vaccine by Jonas Salk was a huge breakthrough for medicine.  Born in New York City to Jewish parents, Jonas studied medicine before deciding on a career in medical research.  Be inspired by his tireless efforts to find this crucial vaccine.  Experience how he took huge yet vital risks, even with his own family’s health, to achieve his extraordinary results. Meet Jonas Salk and answer the questions above and find out how important his research and work were for all of us world-wide.

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Margaret Sanger – Health Awareness month continues

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sangerAs we focus on health issues this month, it is an opportune time to remember Margaret Sanger, a pioneer of her time for her work relating to woman’s rights.

In particular, she focused on the issues related to sexual health.  She was the subject of much criticism as she spoke out on subjects like birth control and abortion, as the world was not yet prepared to discuss such ‘delicate matters’.

As a nurse, her efforts for social reform saw her establish the first birth control clinic in the United States. Where did her motivation come from?  Explore why she tirelessly continue to crusade, to provide women and girls with the information they needed to protect themselves.

Her story reflects the courage it takes to fight for what you believe to be right.

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Learn more about the dedication and courage of Margaret Sanger. Find out what motivated her to continue her fight for all women HERE in this compelling BioView® of her life. Explore how doctors and nurses have developed their remarkable skills and methods to help patients, supported by researchers in many fields.

Birth_Control_Review_1919QUESTIONS:

  • When did Margaret open the first birth control clinic in the U.S.?

How many times was she arrested?

What was the name of the first newspaper articles she published in 1913?

After reading Margaret’s story, what is your opinion on the work she has done?

 

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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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.

A STAR WAS BORN! His name was Frank and he loved New York!

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New York, New York….yes, it’s Ol’ BlueEyes, Frank Sinatra. As July rolls on we just HAD to take this opportunity to share our BioView® with you to celebrate another great, amazing American.

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Meet Frank Sinatra and discover the great story of this much-loved American musician. Born to Italian immigrants, you’ll travel with Sinatra through his rough and tumble childhood. Discover how he began singing for tips, when only eight years of age. Later, he joined The Three Flashes, which would then become Hoboken Four, which would catapult him to international fame.

Listen to his amazing audio as Frank tells you his story HERE.

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Frank Sinatra in 1947, at the Liederkrantz Hall in New York

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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.