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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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  • 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 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.


 

 

 

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.logo drop shadow

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International Literacy Day!

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Unesco celebrates International Literacy Day every year on September 8.

This is an opportune time to reflect on the importance of educational, scientific and cultural developments.

Basic literacy skills among children and adults are paramount to communities and societies. 

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We owe much to some amazing trend setters, such as Helen Keller and Maria Montessori for their ground breaking efforts within education and Shakespeare, Twain and Dickens for their competencies within literary arenas.

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The challenge this week for students:

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  • Choose an amazing person in history to write an article on
  • Make sure they highlight what their contribution has been to literacy

 

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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.

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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AMAZING PEOPLE LIBRARY

Engaging 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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For more information see Amazing People Worldwide or for further enquiries please  contact us with your email details.
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The Corps of Discovery Expedition

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“I saw the spray arise above the plain like a column of smoke….it began to make a roaring too tremendous to be mistaken for any cause short of the great falls of the Missouri.”

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On June 13 in 1805, explorer Meriwether Lewis arrived at the Great Falls of the Missouri River.

Take students on a trek through the wilderness lands west of the Mississippi with Meriwether Lewis on the historical Lewis and Clarke Exhibition which lasted 28 months. They returned home on September 23, 1806.

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Allow them to make their’ own explorations’ into this adventurous journey and discover that it has both scientific and commercial objectives, as well as the prospect of opening up commerce opportunities.  Throughout his life, Meriwether was a pioneer in exploration and made a significant contribution to science and the North American Continent.

In this title, Amazing Explorers, you will also meet – Jacques Cartier, Amy Johnson, David Livingstone and Marco Polo. 

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QUESTIONS:

  • When was Meriwether Lewis born?
  • What do you think inspired Meriwether to embark on his journey of discovery and exploration?
  • What was the name of the President of the U.S who was also a friend of the Lewis family?
  • This President appointed Meriwether to command an expedition to explore the territory after The Louisiana Purchase from Napoleon. What was this expedition called?
  • We have discussed Meriwether Lewis, but do you know what the other four intrepid explorers did? Write down a brief summary of their contribution to exploration.

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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

International Literacy Day!

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As our youth return to school and Unesco celebrates International Literacy Day on Monday September 8, it is an opportune time to reflect on the importance of educational, scientific and cultural developments.

Basic literacy skills among children and adults are paramount to communities and societies. 

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We owe much to some amazing trendsetters, such as Helen Keller and Maria Montessori for their ground breaking efforts within education and Shakespeare, Twain and Dickens for their competencies within literary arenas.

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This month, give students the task of choosing an amazing person in history to write an article on. Highlight what their contribution has been to literacy.

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.

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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.  
 

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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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 We also invite you to read our August Newsletter

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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.

Samuel Morse – FREE eBook and Audio for August

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August is Romance Awareness Month and American Artist Appreciation Month. artist hands pd

 

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The impact that art has on us individually varies. Art is an incredible way to communicate and without the need for words, we can take in what we see in the most personal way. We are only influenced by the talent of the artist and we have the privilege of determining how that affects us without interference from others.

The love and passion artists put into their work clearly shows their love of art and their ability to portray images, that virtually ‘speak’ to the onlooker. That is amazing!

We only have to think of the stunning art works that grace galleries around the world to be moved by the talent of such great artists as Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci. Talent that expresses the innermost thoughts of the creator and talent that provokes emotions in us simply from observing these great pieces. However, there is one particular American Artist you may know no little of.

As we celebrate and enjoy American Artist Appreciation Month, we invite you to meet this multi-talented American, Samuel Morse.

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Samuel Morse is of course known for developing the Morse Code, however, do you know that he was also an artist?  He painted several influential figures including President John Adams and he also created great works of art including Dying Hercules.

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Artists have enriched our lives with their contributions. Their inspirational stories show that hard work, persistence and determination to succeed can go a long way. Be inspired by the story of Samuel Morse. His story brought to you in a unique and engaging way with BioViews®.

What can students learn from the diversity of Samuel Morse?

To download this inspirational story and audio ~ Simply register your email and then access these freebies via the ‘promotions’ section to get our free items every month.

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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 StudiesWe 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

Can You Name the Men in this Photograph?

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Can you name the men in this photograph?

If not, then we know we are on the right track in bringing them to your attention, because these men are famous for their contribution in the field of psychology, and deserve to be remembered. Are you interested in psychology?

  • These men pictured had a dream and vision that compelled them to improve the world. They pathed the way in understanding who we are – what ‘makes us tick’ –psychology – it’s one of THE most prolific subjects today. Whether it’s sports psychology, psychology in schools and universities, the army, the police, the health sector, the workplace in general – it’s everywhere. For example, you cannot join the army or police force without undertaking some form of psychological test. So who are these men? Do our students know?

They are – Front: Sigmund Freud, Austrian neurologist; G Stanley Hall, American psychologist & educator; Carl Jung, Swiss psychotherapist; Back: Abraham Brill, Austrian-born  psychiatrist in the US; Ernest Jones, British neurologist and psychoanalyst and Sandor Ferenczi, Hungarian psychoanalyst. Today we visit Carl Jung. Carl Jung was born on July 26, 1875.  Jung audio (2) Born Karl Gustav II Jung, he was an influential thinker, the founder of analytical psychology and a major figure in the development of dream analysis.  Discover what prompted him to take his path in life, studying the human psyche.  His impact on psychology is notable and his theories on introversion and extraversion, continue to have a large influence on psychotherapy today.

Carl made a difference in understanding how we think and react.

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Take your students on a journey back to in time and let Carl tell you his own story through our BioView® audio. You will be able to meet Carl as he speaks to you directly. Your students will thoroughly enjoy the audio format – see what they think and then visit us to find more audio titles you can use in class. There are many history lessons about famous people including eBooks for iPads.

QUESTIONS:

  • Where was Carl Jung born?
  • After reading his story, what events do you think prompted Carl to study psychology?
  • What was the name of his publication in 1906?
  • When was the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich founded?

These amazing stories are a solid foundation of proof for teachers and parents to share with students and their children, that determination, hard work and commitment pay off. These inspirational stories are an absorbing, interesting and effective way for you to reinforce not just work ethics, but LIFE ethics too. To appreciate how others have not only changed our world, but how they can encourage and inspire our generation.

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 July Newsletter out now.

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