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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...
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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...
Celebrate 4th July! Benjamin Franklin , one of the leaders of the American Revolution said, “We must all hang together, or most assuredly we shall all hang separately.” He lived to tell the story of the famous victory over the British Army of King George III and the formation of the USA Government in 1789. Now, school students can recreate those exciting times with innovative music and drama resources from Amazing People Worldwide. ‘We The People’ is based on the first words of the American Constitution. Those words are the defining anthem song featured and reflects the spirit of the...
​ Winston Churchill was born on November 30. On July 16, 1945, after being defeated in the elections the previous day, Winston Churchill resigned as Prime Minister of Britain. However, he was to become Prime Minister again. Remembered by many as one of the greatest British leaders of the 20th Century, Winston Churchill had an inherent drive to achieve his highest potential throughout his life. Get an insight into the extraordinary life of the man who held the post of Prime Minister of Britain. He had a great thirst for adventure which led him to pursue journalistic travels where he penned...
HOW MILLIONAIRES MADE MONEY by Dr Charles Margerison Psychologist - Amazing People Worldwide Henry Ford, Coco Chanel, Andrew Carnegie, Cesar Ritz, Elizabeth Arden, Mayer Rothschild are all examples of people who started from humble circumstances and became multi-millionaires. How did they do it? What can we learn from their lives? How did they succeed? We can learn from their actions and success, but we cannot replicate what they did. They were a product of their time and their personality fitted the opportunities they discovered. No doubt, if they were to return today, most of the...

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