| What A Life! Intermediate
Teacher support: Web links
Looking for more information about some of the amazing people in What A Life! Intermediate? 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.
- The Boston Museum of Science interactive website displays some of Leonardo's most famous works. It also has a comprehensive biography that discusses his accomplishments as a scientist, artist, and inventor.
- The Leonardo Museum features a timeline of DaVinci's accomplishments and some of his artwork. You can also read about the town of Vinci.
Peter the Great
Ludwig van Beethoven
- The Beethoven Reference Site by Peter Harrison offer a biography, pictures, musical files, a discussion board, and detailed information on the life and works of Beethoven.
- Beethoven Depot has more information about the life and work of Beethoven, as well as downloadable musical files.
- The Dostoyevsky Research Station features a chronology of Dostoyevsky's life, excerpts from his works, and an image gallery of artwork inspired by Dostoyevsky.
- The Columbia Encyclopedia has a biography of Dostoyevsky and a summary of his major works.
- Wikipedia Online has a biography of Sarah Bernhardt.
- The Sarah Bernhardt Pages have numerous photographs of Bernhardt. Especially intriguing are the advertisements that use Berhardt's image to endorse products such as soap and cigarettes.
- "Tesla, Master of Lightning" from PBS is devoted to the life and work of Nikola Tesla. Also available are excerpts from interviews with Tesla scholars.
- This Tribute to Nikola Tesla describes many of Tesla's inventions and discoveries. It also has a list of resources and links for further study. By Richard Pate.
- The site by the Sigmund
Freud Museum in Vienna offers a media library, a comprehensive biography,
and virtual tours of the places where Freud lived and worked. (Click
on "Sigmund Freud Online" at the bottom of the site's opening
- The Victorian Web page on Freud has a biography and chronology, plus sections about Freud's techniques (such as free association and hypnosis) and the cultural context of Freud's work.
- This site describes the ongoing work of the Mukti Mission, founded by Pandita Ramabai.
- Women Excel has a biography about social reformer Pandita Ramabai.
- Matthew Henson.org includes digitally remastered photos and an examination of Henson's role in reaching the North Pole.
- The Virtual Exploration Society discusses Henson's life and how he became the first explorer to reach the North Pole.
- "Around the World in 72 Days," part of The American Experience site, follows Nellie Bly on her record-breaking journey. The site features biographical information as well as interactive maps.
- Read more about Nelly Bly and her family. Follow the link to the Nelly Bly song.
- Read a short biography that outlines Montessori's goals and how she established the Montessori method of education. From the North American Montessori Teacher's Association.
- The site of the Association Montessori Internationale describes the pedagogy developed by Montessori, offers a brief history of the organization, and outlines its objectives.
- Go to the Fly Girls site from PBS site to read about Cochran's accomplishments as a female aviator. Part of The American Experience website.
- The website of the Women's Airforce Service Pilots, founded by Cochran, includes highlights of her career and a brief biography.
Click here for Sabiha Gökçen (international Edition).
Gabriel García Márquez
- The Macondo site has a wealth of information about García Márquez. Included are excerpts from his books, biographical information, and online essays.
- Go to the Nobel e-Museum to read a brief biography and text of García Márquez's acceptance of the Nobel Prize for literature.
|Athlete and actor
- In Salon.com's "Brilliant Careers" area, learn how the first female chief of the Cherokee Nation took tragedy and illness and made strength.
- The Gifts of Speech site provides an online version of Mankiller's lecture "Rebuilding the Cherokee Nation." From Sweet Briar College.
Click here for Norman Bethune (international Edition).
- Read about Rigoberta's story and learn more about her country, Guatemala. The site also features a webcast of her interview. From The Odyssey: World Trek for Service and Education website.