A) He has changed the way we think black holes, the solar system, and the universe
B) A genius (like Einstein and Marie Curie) who is 70 years old.
C) he holds the mathematics “chair” at Cambridge University in England, the same position held by Sir Isaac Newton and Einstein.
D) All of the above
Why is he in a wheelchair?
Hawking has a rare early-onset, slow-progressing form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as motor neurone disease in the UK and as Lou Gehrig’s Disease in the US, that has gradually paralysed him over the decades. He now communicates using a single cheek muscle attached to aspeech-generating device.
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- Geniuses: http://iml.jou.ufl.edu/projects/Spring04/Artigas/Notable.htm
The Spring Biography Project was about researching a famous Peace Builder.
The ultimate challenge was to write about Two Friends. The following is a play written by 3rd grader Greta and performer by her and her 5 friends:
Here’s a preview of a short play about Amelia Earhart and Eleanor Roosevelt that you’ll see Friday, June 3rd:
More about these Two Friends:
At 10am on Saturday , April 16th
I met Jeff Kinney at Wild Rumpus.
When I was in high school , someone gave me a copy of the Autobiography of Malcolm X. It changed my life on many ways… Most of all, I admire Malcolm’s voracious quest for the truth and his unending pursuit of self change and transformation.
This ABC BOOK is more than an easy reader. I love alpha beta books because they are often powerful compendiums of arcane knowledge hiding in disguise.
Many libraries such as Pierre Botineau and Nokomis and Roosevelt ( above ) have science ( X rays) and other hands on activities for children to explore.
A Short History of Civil Disobedience:
Nonviolence and Peace Movements | Crash Course World History #228
Join host John Green to learn about nonviolence and peace movements in the 20th century. What is nonviolence? What is a peace movement? Traditionally, humans often resort to violence when they come into conflict. In the 20th century, it became much more common for people to enact change by means of nonviolence, and this was a common thread of connection between many of the most notable advocates of peaceful change. Crash Course will take you along a path of nonviolent resistance and peaceful change including Gandhi, Gregg, Bayard Rustin, Martin Luther King, Jr., the Cold War , and the Arab Spring.
Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
a.k.a MLK or “Dr. King”
- Free Video From Brainpop
Resources on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
2. This timeline has photographs!
3. This one from Soft Schools is fun too:
4. And this one from King Institute:
- Brainpop: https://www.brainpop.com/socialstudies/famoushistoricalfigures/mahatmagandhi/
Aung San Suu Kyi (SOO -CHEE)
She gave a famous speech at Shwedagon Pagoda in Mynamar (Burma).
Here’s a video of that speech:
Here’s a 2012 meeting between Suu Kyi and President Barack Obama:
Here’s a picture of her from 2015:
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