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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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Find the tools and learn how you can become one of those amazing successful stories!

  • Work and school projects.
  • Core skills models.
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  • Log in, track and revisit to see you progress.
  • Access to a variety of support services such as video, articles and valuable advice.
  • Individual or team basis.
  • 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.


 

 

 

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Presidents Day – learning from the ‘Greats’

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February is an important month in terms of reflection on past American Politicians.

‘President’s Day’ is on February 15 this year and we celebrate the birth of George Washington

who was born February 22, 1732.

Presidents’ Day, is a federal holiday observed in the USA in honor of George Washington, the first President of the United States. The holiday also recognizes Abraham Lincoln and other American presidents.

  •  Can you imagine what George Washington would have said if he was interviewed about his achievements?
  • Would you like to have met Abraham Lincoln and had a discussion about his life and career?
  • What do you really know about America’s past leaders?

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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. 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 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 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.


Fill in the blanks:

George Washington was born on February 22 in _______ (year) He was born in _________ . George went to live with his _________ after his father died. George Washington took the oath as President of the USA on ____________________ (day, month, year).

Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12 in _______ . In October 1863, Abraham Lincoln declared that ________________ will be a National Holiday. On March 4, 1860, Lincoln gave one of the most important speeches of his life called _________________.

Benjamin Franklin was the ________ (number) President of the USA. He was born on January 17, in _______ . He left school when he was _____(age). With his brother, Benjamin opened a ________________ shop. Benjamin Franklin invented _______________.


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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. Created by Dr Charles Margerison, these unique BioView® stories, allow you to experience how incredible 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.

If you would like to learn more about other amazing politicians, then travel through time and meet them at Amazing People Library.

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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 Amazing People Worldwide, 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.

Discover our many resources. Change the way you teach and the way we learn!

People and Human Resources ConceptsAMAZING PEOPLE LEARNING

  • Unique suite of professional development resources  supporting action learning.
  • Provides problem-solving, communication and leadership skills.
  • Innovative and powerful.
  • Resources that can be used over and over on work projects.
  • Highlighting core skills models, support tools, interactive project notes.
  • Learners can log and track progress and revisit resource easily.
  • 12 months access to a variety of support services, featuring videos, articles and valuable advice on how to get the most from these unique learning tools. 
  • Can be adopted on an individual or team basis.
  • Effective, interactive approach to professional career development.

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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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For more information see Amazing People Worldwide or for further enquiries please  contact us by email.

Amazing People Worldwide is home to the world’s largest collection of inspirational stories and biographies about amazing people, from Walt Disney, to Marie Curie, and Shakespeare to Helen Keller. The stories are available across a range of multimedia formats, including eBook, audio, video and print, and sell globally to schools, libraries, lifelong learners and businesses. Each story is relayed from the first person perspective, relating in a very personal way, what motivated and influenced these amazing individuals. Featuring historical celebrities as well as lesser-known names, this extensive collection offers unique insights into how amazing people converted their opportunities into achievements, and can inspire people to achieve their own ambitions in life.

Amazing People Education – Dr Jonas Salk, what is the vaccine he discovered?

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Activity for Teachers, Parents and Students –

“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?”

– Dr Jonas Salk

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Dr Jonas Salk first inoculated a boy with the vaccine to stop ‘this enemy in its tracks’ on April 12, 1955.

WHAT WAS THE ENEMY?

salkMeet Jonas Salk and find out how important his research and work were for all of us world-wide.

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  1. 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.

libraryWho are some of the other dedicated Scientists who, like Jonas Salk, contributed to scientific discoveries? Charles Darwin, Galileo, Isaac Newton, Linus Pauling, Einstein, Curie, Faraday, Newton, Tesla and Louis Pasteur, just to name a few. Students can learn more about these wonderful individuals and reflect upon their contribution to science and medicine though our Amazing People Library.

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charlesCreated 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.

careers learning talentAmazing 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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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 – Letter to Coco Chanel

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Gabrielle Dorziat

 May 1912

My dear Coco,

I thoroughly enjoyed our day together last week. That hat, my goodness darling, that hat I modeled for you? I must have it!  All my friends are dying to see your next creations. My dear, they are waiting with great fervor to buy up all those beautiful hats. What am I to do? Ah, I must simply make you my exclusive milliner!

Dearest Coco, what is that creative little mind of yours dreaming up today? All my friends are saying that you will be famous one day! Maybe one day people all over the world will be talking about you. Maybe women will be wearing not just your hats, but dresses, coats, lingerie or maybe fragrances and bags and…oh my dear, I could go on and on.

Well my dear, I must go now. I am so exhausted from my theatre performance last night. It was a full house and we received a standing ovation.

Ps. I have popped in a little photo of me from the magazine in that gorgeous hat! I look quite stunning don’t you think?

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Gabrielle Dorziat

Au revoir, Gabrielle x


 Meet Coco Chanel

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Coco Chanel was born on August 19, 1883.

She was, and still is, one of the most influential style icons of all time. Everyone knows the Chanel brand, but few know the inspirational rags-to-riches story behind it. Who would have known that this humble girl born in a poor house, would achieve such phenomenal success! Coco Chanel is still regarded as a fashion icon, long after her death.

Coco was known for her incredible ambition and determination throughout her life. She associated with the ‘right circles’ and together with her unique talent, she achieved both success as a business woman and acquired great social prominence.

Lessons from High Achievers

Successful individuals like Coco Chanel, identified their unique talents and developed them to produce remarkable outputs that shaped the world in a variety of ways.

“Hard times arouse an instinctive desire for authenticity”, Coco Chanel.

Your Goals

A good starting point when thinking about your future goals, is to look at what areas you are going to develop.  Coco would have honed in on her sewing skills and made decisions based on what she knows best and felt comfortable in developing. Developing is an ongoing activity, as one continually needs to review and improve existing processes.

To achieve goals we need to take action

The old model has been to teach, learn and do, however, it is far more effective to begin with action.  Once we take action, then that is in fact ‘doing’ something, and from that, we in turn have learned something.  So it is a bit of a twist on the old school of thinking.  It is well established that people develop competence by taking action.

Strategy

Coco Chanel’s  initial marketing strategy was to generate a buzz around her new perfume fragrance by hosting what was essentially a promotional event, where she invited a group of elite friends to dine with her in an elegant restaurant. The success was immediate and phenomenal. Chanel’s friend  exclaimed: “It was like a winning lottery ticket!”

Business Action

Amazing people like Coco Chanel, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison and Helena Rubinstein, all have one thing in common – they all became multi-millionaires without going to a University or a Business School! Instead they chose to get into ‘business action’ and learn from experience.  They just DID IT!

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Class Activity:

José Iván Bernardo VázquezYou have been given a new product to promote, to ‘get’ it known to the public and to approach retailers to place this product in their store/s.

  • What is the product? (The world is your oyster! Let your imagination run wild!)
  • What are your strategies to market and develop the product, that will encourage the public to buy it?

Questions:

  • What Christian name was Coco given at birth?
  • How did she learn to sew?
  • In what year did Coco open her millinery boutique at 21 Rue Cambon, Paris?
  • What very successful product was launched on May 5, 1921?

Amazing People Learning

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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.

Business, Teachers, Librarians, Parents and Students

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, 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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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 – Lessons from Elvis (or Ed Sheeran)?

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Yes. Lessons from Elvis! What sort of lessons are we suggesting from this iconic singer who gyrated his way onto television and the big screen?

The anniversary of the death of ‘The King’ is August 16. Elvis left behind, a huge fan base, music and movie memories and…………..lessons.

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Believe it or not, entertainers like Elvis, can show us how to follow our dreams, how to persevere and make things happen. Lessons on how to utilise our ideas, push forward and to chase our goals no matter what. Few successful entertainers would have let anything stand in their way to achieve their goals.

Often, the younger generation who are looking for assistance in development and career directions, like to be stimulated with the achievements of those that they can be ‘more in tune with’. More often than not, students are given examples about famous people like successful business people, doctors, nurses, engineers and architects.

Young people are always searching for something new and often they relate better to ‘other’ unique individuals. As they embark on their own journey, future generations need inspirational ideas that reflect more modern times.

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Looking towards a bright, successful future

Entertainers are perfect examples of the traits required to succeed. Think about their careers in the entertainment industry. They constantly have to be better than the rest and better than their last performance, otherwise their careers are in jeopardy. They may have a team of assistants, but everything ‘rides’ on their own personal performances. That’s a lot of pressure!

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Traits for success

Look at the following traits: Ambition, ideas, determination, goals, boldness, conviction, dedication, energy  and self-confidence. Entertainers would have to posses all those traits and more to be successful in their careers.

How did Elvis do it?

Elvis had to overcome an embarrassing stutter, so it wasn’t all ‘smooth sailing’ on his journey to stardom. In 1953, Elvis went to Sun Records to record songs ‘supposedly’ as a gift for his mother. Later, biographers suggested that Elvis chose to go to Sun hoping to be discovered. If this was the idea he had in mind, then Elvis clearly displayed  a very clear thought process with a goal in mind. It was a great idea! He had singing and acting talent, but without the traits to go with that talent, he would not have succeeded.

Rejection and Persistence

Elvis had to deal with several rejections at the beginning. He failed an audition for a local vocal quartet. They said he couldn’t sing and did not have an ear for harmony. After another audition as a vocalist, Elvis was rejected and was advised to continue driving trucks because he would never make it as a singer.

Did Elvis give up?

Just a year later on July 19, 1954, Elvis released his first commercial single, “That’s alright” and as they say, “the rest is history”. Elvis never wavered from his belief and what he wanted to achieve. Clearly, having the right attitude and desires, helped Elvis to reach his goals and to maintain consistency in the entertainment industry for many years.

Elvis Presley is regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, and he was dubbed “the King of Rock and Roll”, or simply, “the King”. 

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Activity:

  • When and where was Elvis born?
  • When was Elvis given his first guitar?
  • What was the nickname of Elvis’ manager, Tom Parker?
  • How old was Elvis when he received the Lifetime Of Achievement Award?
  • Open discussions about today’s entertainers. Who is a worthy entertainer that has displayed the traits to succeed? eg. Ed Sheeran is a remarkable performer. 
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Ed Sheeran

Fast becoming a modern day philanthropist, Sheeran has performed for many charities. His relaxed approach displaying a true selfless attitude toward others including his fans, makes Ed Sheeran an entertainer our younger generation can look up to. Both in terms of his mild-mannered success and his ability to share his life without expectations is inspiring.


Business, Teachers, Librarians, Parents and Students

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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Sheeran Image attrib: Eva Rinaldi from Sydney, Australia

Amazing People Education – Olympic Games History

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The first Summer Olympics since the 1936 Games in Berlin, was held 12 years later in July 1948. These Olympics were the first to be broadcast on television and were known as the Games of the XIV Olympiad.

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There is no event like the Olympic Games. The athletes who compete are amazing in their ability to attain world-class standards and their determination to be the best, as they strive to beat their competitors, defy physical limitations and achieve amazing records on a global stage.

How did these athletes reach their full potential to represent their countries at the Olympic Games? They learnt self-discipline, how to work hard, to communicate well with others and  to stay positive and determined. These attributes are vital if we are to succeed in anything we do. We can apply their inspirational life stories, and how they went on to achieve success, to our own career gaols.

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These individuals are an example to all of us, and each of these Amazing Olympians has an amazing story to tell. Henry Taylor’s amazing Olympic story will inspire athletes everywhere. Orphaned in his early years, his brother taught him to swim in a canal in Lancashire. He swam in his first race when he was only seven years old and won three gold medals at the London Summer Olympic Games in 1908. He is an amazing example of the success that practice and commitment can bring.

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Multimedia text book, activities, quizzes

Explore the life of the inspirational Pierre de Coubertin, recognized as the father of the modern Olympic Games.

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He played an integral role in their revival and as such, was an influential leader, inspiring athletes to achieve excellence in their chosen sport. He believed that sports would bring peace and unity to the world and bring nations together to create an atmosphere of patriotism and celebration, for the world to enjoy.

Questions and Activity:

  • Who broke an amazing 11 Olympic Games records at the 1936 Olympic Games?
  • Why was there a gap of 12 years between Games from 1936 to 1948?
  • Why was the 1948 Games called the Austerity Games?
  • Which athlete was called “The Flying Housewife”?
  • In August 2016, our nations will join together for the next Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. What Roman numerals represent these Games?
  • Choose an athlete from any year of the Games and write a short description about their journey to Olympic stardom.

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 – Amazing Aviators

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What do you know about some of the Amazing Aviators who made great contributions to the world of air travel?

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William Boeing

 

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All of these aviators had a lot in common…….particularly, COURAGE and PERSISTENCE!

Get inside the mind of such brave and courageous adventurers and discover what it was that made them achieve so much during their lifetime. All of these courageous men and women had magnificent dreams. How they turned their ideas into history making endeavours is incredible and  inspiring! These unique stories really capture the essence of their strengths, confidence and the ability to achieve what they set out to do. For some, at a great personal cost.

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Wright Brothers First flight 1903

Early aviators battled many adversities and followed dreams as they achieved great heights. Many broke several records. For the women, they broke with tradition by carving out careers in aviation. Others were great leaders with their innovations, who soon realised the huge benefits to the world. Opportunities arose and they were seized, which in turn led to successful business solutions. These strong business and leadership skills are special talents that can help us in developing and nurturing our own talents.

Thanks to early pioneers in aviation, they have helped others to further develop and experience the wonder and excitement of air travel.

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Success story – Richard Branson

July dates:

  • Birthdays – Ferdindand von Zeppelin 1838, Amelia Earhart 1897, Amy Johnson 1903.
  • Amelia Earhart disappeared in 1937.
  • In 1938, Howard Hughes completed the first flight around the world in 91 hours .

Get to know these Amazing Aviators and test your knowledge.

  • Jacqueline Auriol, Amelia Earhart, Amy Johnson, William Boeing, George Cayley
  • Yuri Gagarin, Howard Hughes, Charles Kingsford-Smith, Charles Lindbergh
  • Joseph Montgolfier, Richard Pearse, Igor Sikorsky, Ferdinand von Zeppelin
  • Samuel Walton, Frank Whittle and Orville Wright.

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Quotes:

Who said?

  • “Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn’t be done” –
  • “It is the greatest shot of adrenaline to be doing what you have wanted to do so badly. You almost feel like you could fly without the plane” –
  • “I believe I can do anything. If I decide I want to be a doctor tomorrow, I’m going to be a doctor” –
  • “If we worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true really is true, then there would be little hope for advance” –
  • “It is so beautiful!” – 

Activity:

  • To achieve what Amelia Earhart, Igor Sikorsky or Orville Wright did, they would have to posses some incredible skills. Write down as many skills and personality traits they would have had eg. cognitive ability, outgoing, self-worth, pride, strategic, dedication……………
  • One aviator is also known as a philanthropist, leaving behind a most enduring legacy, a Medical Institute named after them. Who was that aviator?
  • Who was responsible for the helicopter?
  • Samuel Walton is best known for his development of Wal-Mart stores, how does he fit into the world of aviation?

TEACHERS & PARENTS – Harper Collins has included Amazing Aviators in their set of ELT Readers. 

These titles are EDUCATIONAL, FACTUAL HISTORY stories in the form of unique BioViews® about exceptional people.

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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 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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