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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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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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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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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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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.

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Presidents Day – learning from the ‘Greats’

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

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

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‘President’s Day’ is on February 17 this year and we celebrate the birth of George Washington in 1732.

Dr Charles Margerison has introduced unique BioView® stories, where you will experience how these people lived, worked and loved. There are some stand-out Presidents in American History. From the first President George Washington, to Lincoln, Jefferson and Franklin, these influential characters helped shape the nation we know today.

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George Washington

GEORGE WASHINGTON grew up in the English colony of Virginia. He was tall and strong and respected by his friends and colleagues as a good leader. As he grew older, George saw how England took advantage of the American colonies and he didn’t like it. When the colonies declared their independence, George was chosen to lead their army as its general. When the colonies finally won their freedom, George was elected to lead the great new nation as its first president. Discover what inspired him and get to know his great story.

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Abraham Lincoln

ABRAHAM LINCOLN was arguably one of the most influential of all the American Presidents, who played a crucial role in the abolition of slavery. His inspiring life story has been explored in many ways, but you can now gain a very personal insight via these audio stories.

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Benjamin Franklin

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN is perhaps the most famous of all the Founding Fathers. His great story comes to life as you travel with him from his early years, as part of a large family, to his time at the printing company with his brother James. This ultimately resulted in his journey to England and France, a turn of events that would define the rest of his life. His inspirational story is unfurled in this audio story.

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AMAZING AMERICAN POLITICIANS – VOL 1 AUDIO  Their lives have been documented time and time again, however, ‘Amazing American Politicians – Vol 1′, is a new collection of audio stories that brings them to life through BioViews®.

WHAT IS A BIOVIEW®? BioViews® are short biographical stories, similar to interviews. These unique stories provide an easy way of learning about amazing people who made major contributions and changed our world. It is as if these amazing people have come back and given an account of their life, explaining their major challenges and achievements in the context of their family life and society.

At The Amazing People Club, we aim to provide stories that will not only educate, but will also inspire and entertain. We hope that these great tales of achievement despite challenges and set backs, will help you achieve your ambitions in your journey through life.

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Can past American Presidents inspire your career path?

Find out what students thought when they had the opportunity to ‘meet’ Christopher Columbus! The students at Castle Vale High School in the U.K. thoroughly enjoyed this history lesson.

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Amazing People Education is brought to you by The Amazing People Club – an international education publisher that is bringing these sensational resources to students and teachers worldwide. To explore tips and tricks on classroom edu-tainment using BioViews®, please download our free Amazing Teacher Toolkit. To get involved in our direct-to-classroom resources, be sure to check out these Education Case Studies.

We would like you to try some of our amazing class starters and let us know how they were received by teachers and students. To take a peek at how some students reacted when they came face to face with Columbus and Michelangelo, please see our video from Castle Vale High School.

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

Last day of our 5 Amazing Entrepreneurs – an encouraging Rags to Riches story.

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Ladies – who can’t live without their hair straightener?

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Students, meet this courageous woman who began life named as Sarah Breedlove to parents who were slaves. Imagine being born into slavery, becoming orphaned and getting married at the age of 14! This was how Sarah Breedlove began her life! How would you cope?

Every student needs to have the opportunity to meet this courageous woman.

Find out how she overcame a stressful childhood.  Explore what led to her creating hair products to treat hair loss and a hot comb to help straighten hair. Known as Madame CJ Walker, her life story is  inspirational and she is remembered for her determination and ambition.

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“Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them.”  (Madam CJ Walker)

QUESTIONS:

  • After her parents died, who raised seven year old Sarah?
  • What was her first job?
  • How did she learn to read and write?
  • What year did Sarah change her name to Madam C.J. Walker?
  • What was the name of her hair growing treatment?

Meet Madame C.J. Walker and the previous entrepreneurs, Elizabeth Arden, William Boeing, James Harrison and Lillian Gilbreth here at Amazing Entrepreneurs.

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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.

A great example for students to show how determination pays off

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Class activity – research aviation and focus on Frank Whittle.

Next time you travel by jet plane or see a jet whizzing across the skies, think of Frank Whittle.

Frank WhittleFrank died on 9th August, 1996 so we are celebrating his life today. His sheer determination is a great story to share with students and children.

Frank is a great example of determination despite limitations. 

Trained as a pilot in the RAF, Frank focused on the use of gas turbine engines as a propulsion force for planes, rather than just using propellers.

  • What is the name of this aircraft?
  • When was it developed?

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Discover how, despite setbacks, Frank continued, undeterred, with his research. You will appreciate his resolution and determination and without his vision, the world would not know international and space travel as we experience it today.

Learn more about Frank and other amazing aviators HERE.

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.