Teacher support: Web links
Looking for more information
about some of the amazing people in What A Life! High 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.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
- The Mozart
Project (by Steve Boerner) has extensive information about Wolfgang
Amadeus Mozart, including a biography, essays, and a list of all his
- Listen to Mozart: The English-language
website of the Associazone
Mozart Italia has a number of audio and video files for download
(click on "Listen" in the home page).
Doctor James Barry
- Read "A
Strange Story," a newspaper article about Dr. James Barry from
the Manchester Guardian in 1865.
has a list of more British "imposters."
- Follow the comprehensive
links on Ritva Raesmaa's Charles
Dickens site to learn about the works of Dickens, his life and family,
and the London of his time.
- David Perdue's Charles
Dickens Page has several pages devoted to Dickens's works. It also
has a lovely map of London at the time of Dickens.
- The Nobel
e-Museum has a section devoted to Alfred Nobel, including excerpts
from his will, family photos, and quotes.
- The Nobel Channel has a biography and a timeline to give perspective to Nobel's achievements. (Click on "Alfred Nobel" on the left side of the Nobel Channel page.)
- The site called Sofia
Vasilyevna Kovalevskaya has a detailed biography, several photos
that are good for printing out, and some quotations from Kovalevski.
Site from the School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of St.
- The World
of Science site has a short biography of Kovalevski, plus information
about her work and research.
Vincent Van Gogh
- The Van
Gogh Gallery includes of all of Van Gogh's paintings. It also has
biographical information and a list of resources for further study.
- The Webmuseum
has a short biography and displays a wide range of Van Gogh's paintings.
- The site for the Julia
Morgan Collection at California Polytechnic State University features
a biography and guide to Morgan's collected papers, including correspondence,
photos, and sketches.
- Read a short
biography of Julia Morgan and some of her more well-known designs.
- Did you know that Princess
Ka'iulani was of Scottish decent? Read about this and her tragic demise
on the ElectricScotland
- Urban Mozaik's article
Icon of Two Selves" tells more about Princess Ka'iulani, "the
bi-racial product of an increasingly hybrid society."
- The Virtual
Diego Rivera Web Museum has images of Rivera's murals, clips from
the video Diego RiveraI paint what I see, and a list of
sources for further research.
- This Diego
Rivera page in the American Masters website (PBS) has a general
discussion about Rivera's life and work, plus provides links to related
Click here for Jean Vanier
- The official
Agatha Christie site has a wealth of information about Christie
and her books. The site also features an interactive Agatha Christie
mystery called the Tuesday Club Murders.
- Read a short biography
of Agatha Christie and discuss her books with other fans on the
MysteryNet discussion board.
the official Louis Armstrong site, features a biography, discography,
and a timeline with photos.
includes a biography and comprehensive discography of Armstrong's recordings.
By Scott Johnson.
Online discusses how Honda helped make Japan one of the leading
car manufacturers of the post World War II world.
describes how Honda was inspired to create racing cars.
- This Mother
Teresa page has a wealth of information, including a biography and
a description of her work and charitable organizations. From the Vrij
Handels- en Technisch Instituut.
- The Tribute
to Mother Teresa discusses how the world reacted to her death (1997).
Memorable Moments from Factmonster has a brief biography of Henie
that describes her as a revolutionary in the sport of figure skating.
- The Internet
Movie Database has a short description of Henie's acting career,
as well as a list of Sonja Henie trivia.
Click here for Naim Süleymanoğlu
- Go to the Great
Buildings site to see some of Pei's most famous designs, including
the Pyramid at the Louvre in Paris and Boston's Hancock Center.
- Visit I.M. Pei's architectural
Cobb Freed & Partners, read his curriculum vitae, and follow
the links to projects.
- The official
Eva Perón website contains an comprehensive biography of
Perón, photos, and a description of how she affected her country.
Eva Duarte Perón" has a detailed biography of Perón,
as well as a photo album and a list of books written about her.