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Benjamin Franklin once said, “We must all hang together, or most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.” Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston, Massachusetts, USA on 17 th January, 1706. He was the 15 th of 17 children! He left home when he was a teenager, arriving in Pennsylvania. He had many roles throughout his lifetime, those of author, scientist, postmaster, inventor and diplomat. Do you have a curious nature? Then you are in the league of amazing people like Benjamin Franklin. It was his curiosity that led him to develop a number of scientific experiments that changed people’s...
Musical Storytelling that Supports Fun Learning - a new way to engage! Every student about to sit an exam wishes they knew the secret to a fail-safe memory. If only it was as easy as remembering a catchy song…. We all learn by listening to stories. In this series, we have put major worldwide stories to music in order to help students learn more easily. Amazing Mini Musicals by Dr Charles are musical class-starters that help learners understand and remember historical events. Each Mini Musical is 5 minutes long and offers engaging, educational, musical storytelling that helps students learn in...
What is Insulin? Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas that allows your body to use sugar from the carbohydrates in the food we eat. We need this for energy to store glucose for future use. Keeping our blood sugar level regulated is vital. Frederick Banting discovers Insulin Frederick Banting was born on November 14 in 1891. Discover what motivated Frederick Banting to study and research diabetes. With no research background or expertise in the area, his determined efforts resulted in the achievement of a breakthrough which produced a lifesaving therapy for the illness - insulin. Get a...
Would teachers like to discover an innovative way to connect topics with people, enabling students to be more interested? Personalising a subject makes it far easier to engage students and springboard into various areas that may otherwise be daunting, or even ‘boring’ for students. Let us take the example of Marie Curie , whose birthday is on November 7. Her life story allows students to connect with her in a most unique way. Time to bring 'edu-tainment' into the classroom! A selfless genius and a dedicated mother, Marie Curie has left an amazing legacy for her children. She literally offered...
christopher wren, architecture, schools, teachers, character education
Christopher Wren had a long and illustrious career and is recognized for helping rebuild the city of London. He is highly regarded as one of the greatest and most influential architects in history. Fuelled with an abundance of inspiration and enthusiasm, explore how he prepared plans to reconstruct London after a devastating fire. As you stand on the streets of London, his legacy is on display all around, in the form of amazing structures and buildings that have stood the test of time, the most notable being St Paul's Cathedral. His incredible talents were displayed as he achieved many great...
A pioneer of her time, Margaret Sanger, is remembered 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...
VELCRO! Where would we be without it? Mums on the run love it! Travellers, sportsmen, schools, hospitals and literally everyone, uses it daily. When our team attended the education expo 'Quedrex' in Brisbane, Australia recently, we once again realised the value of what George de Mestral invented! Adorning our walls with posters and information was so easy with velcro! Indeed, the event organisers reminded all exhibitors to bring Velcro! It was during a stroll in a field that inspired George de Mestral to develop this innovative form of adhesive. Determination His story is truly motivational...
Meridian High School is one of London’s fastest improving schools. Together with our education team, they have been developing an Amazing People Schools Character Education programme, covering a whole-school approach to Character Education. Motivation - Honour - Success The deputy head, Liz Bone, has been working with her senior leadership team on developing this programme in such a way that the staff feel it has been easy and helpful to adopt. The school has developed a list of 8 attributes that they agreed to foster within their school community – attributes such as courage, focus and...
Emmeline Pankhurst spent her life fighting for the rights today's modern women take for granted. Her name is synonymous in Britain's history as she campaigned diligently for the right for women to vote. Born in England on 15 July 1858, Emily Pankhurst came from a family with a tradition of radical political beliefs. It is no wonder she became a fervent and passionate advocator of women’s rights and what she believed in. Emmeline also began associating with political organisations. Working for the Independent Labour Party (ILP), Emmeline distributed food to the poor men and women through the...
You switch on the light. Next, you turn on the television. After that you boil some water. All of those activities require electricity. You can do those things thanks to Nikola Tesla . Against the odds, he researched, developed and promoted an innovation in the supply of electricity.Who was this amazing man? What were his greatest achievements? Born July 10, 1856, Nikola Tesla was an astounding talented man. He changed the world with his innovations and ideas. Tesla was a talented inventor, electrical and mechanical engineer, physicist and futurist. He explored magnetism and wireless...

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