George Washington

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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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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The world mourns an Amazing Leader

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As the world mourns the death of Nelson Mandela, we are reminded of the many world leaders, past and present who gave their lives for their people.

What is the ‘X-factor’ that makes some people natural leaders?

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At Amazing People Club, we are proud to feature five Amazing Leaders in ‘Amazing National Leaders’.

Students can read these short biographical stories about Napoleon Bonaparte, Catherine the Great, Queen Elizabeth l, Mahatma Gandhi and George Washington. Learn about their strengths and weaknesses, triumphs and failures.

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plus Napoléon’s great victories and devastating defeats, Queen Elizabeth I’s ‘Golden Age’ and George Washington’s election as the first President of the United States.

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Students will learn so much from them and be inspired by each and every one of their stories.

 

 

Questions:

  • What do you think are the qualities needed for good, effective leadership?
  • Are great leaders born or made?
  • What was the most outstanding achievement of each of our featured leaders?

All of these questions and more are answered in this unique collection of inspirational stories, as amazing national leaders from history guide us through their incredible lives – click HERE to meet these five incredible leaders.

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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.

Class research – Uncle Sam and ‘other’ Amazing Americans

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  • When did the United States get the nickname UNCLE SAM?
  • How did it come about?
  • Research who created the ‘image’ of Uncle Sam.
  • Research one of the famous Americans noted below and detail how they contributed to American history.
  • Task: You are a reporter and have just been issued with an assignment to interview Percy Julian. Do you even know who he is? Research and write up your interview ready for your editor.

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Many Americans have left their mark in history. What would your students say to Abraham Lincoln if they had a chance to meet him? Can they imagine what George Washington would have said if he was interviewed about his achievements? Would they like to explore how Amelia Earhart, the famous aviation pioneer, broke many speed and travel records? She inspired people all over the world.

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Experience these and other inspirational stories in Amazing Americans. Students have on hand some fascinating and motivational people to use in their class activities. These amazing people helped shape the United States.

The life stories of characters including Thomas Edison, Madam Walker, Anne Burras, Percy Julian, Ben Franklin and Harriet Tubman come alive in a unique way through BioViews.

  • A BioView is a short biographical story, similar to an interview. These unique stories provide an easy way to learn about amazing people who made major contributions and changed our 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.

Class activity for Father’s Day – September 1st

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Teachers, here’s an idea for a Father’s Day task as Aussie Dads, Fijian Dads, NZ Dads and PNG Dads celebrate Father’s Day this Sunday September 1st!

We are sure teachers in these countries have much planned for the class. Most likely younger classes are making those memorable keepsakes for their deserving Dad!

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Here’s an idea for an older class activity:

There are many famous fathers all over the world.  Below are just a few who were significant father’s in many ways.

Abraham Lincoln, Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, Edward Jenner, George Washington, Oskar Schindler, William Shakespeare.

TASK:

  1. Find out why we often refer to them as a ‘father figure’ in the eyes of the world
  2. What were their achievements?
  3. Did they have children of their own? What was their experience like as a father?
  4. Choose one of these famous fathers and write a short article of what it is like to be their son or daughter? This task alone will encourage your class to dig into the era and the lifestyle of the family, incorporating both the public and personal life. How would the public life of your ‘chosen’ father affect you and your life as a child?

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Your class can meet these famous father’s and others HERE.

Meet Edward Jenner or maybe Oskar Schindler – their lives are fascinating and students world-wide can all join in this class activity that will take them into a whole new world – one our generation would not comprehend – the 4th task would be a real eye opener!

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.

 

 

Prepare to celebrate Independence Day ! Here’s some ideas.

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Our featured page today celebrating Amazing Americans will give students an insight into those who contributed to the development of America. Americans have many fore fathers and mothers to be very proud of.

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  • Listen to our AVATAR as George Washington talks about the Declaration of Independence.
  • Hear Thomas Edison speak in his AUDIO.
  • Listen to Amazing Americans in this collection of fantastic short BioViews® ‘spoken’ in the first person. It will give students a unique way of learning about them and what they achieved. But there’s more!

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  • Have you toured New York? Here’s an opportunity to ‘walk’ around New York in the footsteps of amazing people like, George Washington and Susan B. Anthony. This book is a CITY TOUR of New York. Hear these iconic figures take you on this amazing tour.

As Independence Day approaches, we can all remember and appreciate these wonderful Americans. They were all different, but they had the same drive and a belief that they could achieve their dreams.

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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 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.