Teacher support: Web links
for more information about some of the amazing people in What A Life!
Beginning? These links will bring you to sites with lots of interesting
material on each person. You can use these extra facts and stories to
give your students a deeper understanding about the personalities in the
book. You can also use these sites to create additional class activities.
Online has a detailed biography of Shakespeare plus many other resources,
including plots summaries and an online forum for asking questions about
Shakespeare. Created by Amanda Mabillard.
- In addition to a biography
and a timeline, Absolute
Shakespeare provides more than 130 famous quotes from Shakespeare's
works and a page of trivia about Shakespeare.
- The official
site for Versailles palace features a biography of Louis XIV and
description of daily life at court.
- The Louis
XIV site by Elena Steingrad has a detailed biography of the king,
plus background information on women in Louis XIV's time, the French
court, castles, art, politics, religion, and war.
- The Emily
Dickinson page in American Poems includes a biography and links
to more than 500 poems.
- The Virtual
Emily site from The University of Massachusetts details Dickinson's
life, work, and family.
Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky
- The Tchaikovsky
site from Classical Music Pages has a biography, list of works,
picture gallery, and information about Tchaikovsky's
symphonies and concertos.
- Go to Gretchen
Mann's Tchaikovsky site for a biography, two timelines (a comprehensive
one and a concise one), a description of Tchaikovsky's life as a composer,
and a list of works.
Madam C.J. Walker
- The Madame
C.J. Walker site provides information on ordering Madame Walker
books. It also has a biography and an extensive bibliography of books,
articles, and videos.
- The Villa
Lewaro site describes Madame Walker's house in Irvington, NY. The
site includes an online lesson plan, "Two American Entrepreneurs:
Madam C.J. Walker and J.C. Penney." Part of the site "Places
Where Women Made History," from the National Park Service.
- The NOVA website "Einstein
Revealed" has a wealth of information related to Einstein and
his work. It also has a Teacher's Guide and a list of recommended Einstein
- The American
Institute of Physics has an extensive site dedicated to Einstein.
It begins with his formative years and ends with his death in 1955.
Included is Einstein's article, "The World as I See it."
- The Online
Picasso Project features a year-by-year biography of Picasso and
an extensive archive of his work.
divides Picasso's life into nine distinct periods, each described by
the style of work Picasso used during that time.
John Paul Getty
- Learn about the legacy
of John Paul Getty at the Getty
Museum. Tour the museum and view permanent collections and recent
- Biography.com offers an
of John Paul Getty as well as some related links.
- In "The
Gift" site from the University of Southern Mississippi, learn
about McCarty's gift to the university and the scholarship that carries
- Read a transcription of
McCarty's essay "Living
the Clean, Clean Life," one of 41 essays in her book The
Power of Character. From the Josephson Institute of Ethics.
here for Terry
Fox (international Edition).
Babe Didrikson Zaharias
- The English-language website
from the Associazione
Culturale Maria Callas is a tremendous resource of information.
It includes photographs, a biography, a discography, and a chance to
hear Callas's voice.
- The Maria
Callas page from EMI Classics features a biography, discography,
and a selection of compliments people have paid to Callas.
- The Las Culturas site has a detailed biography of Chávez, a chronology of his achievements, and links for further study.
- The official site of the
Workers includes a biography of Chávez, transcripts of his
speeches, and a seven-minute QuickTime movie.
Here for Fazil
Say (International Edition).
- Great Entrepreneurs from My Prime Time has a detailed biography
of Anita Roddick.
- Read a BBC
article about Anita Roddick and her retirement from Body Shop in 2002.
- The PBS site Art
in the Twenty-First Century has a brief biography of Maya Lin as
well as photos of some of her architectural designs.
- In the Ohio
Biography site, learn about the life of Maya Lin and follow the
links to tour the Vietnam Memorial.
- The official
site of the British Royal family includes a biography of the late
Princess Diana as well as a description of her public role.
- The BBCAmerica
site includes a biography, photos, information on the charities
supported by Princess Diana, and a virtual tour of her childhood home.
- The Artist
Hero site has a brief description of Wang's history as an artist,
and talks about the two styles of Chinese painting. From the My Hero
Art has information about Chinese brush painting, the style adopted
by Wang Yani.