Category: Famous Minds

Who was Genghis Khan?

Genghis Khan was a Mongolian warrior and ruler who created the largest empire in the world, the Mongol Empire, by destroying individual tribes in Northeast Asia. Here’s a biography. Here’s some great stuff from...

Susan B Anthony

Welcome to your learning resource. Susan B. Anthony was born into a Quaker family with long history of activist traditions, which helped her develop a strong sense of justice and moral zeal.  After she finished...

Mahatma Gandhi

Welcome to your learning resource.   (1869-1948) Mahatma Gandhi was the man who lead the Indian nationalism movement against British rule, and is known today as the father of India. Gandhi’s approach to revolution...

Nelson Mandela

Welcome to your learning resource. Nelson Mandela was born the son of a tribal chief in South Africa, and grew up to become a powerful civil rights leader and humanitarian. He fought against apartheid in South Africa, a...

Jacques Costeau

Welcome to your learning resource. (1910-1997)   Jacques Costeau was quite possibly one of the most adventurous and inventive people to ever live. In 1943, he and his partner Émile Gagnan invented the Aqua lung,...

Harriet Tubman

Welcome to your learning resource.   Harriet Tubman was born into the oppression of slavery in 1820’s Maryland. When she was 12 years old, abuse from a slave owner gave her a concussion that...

George Washington Carver

Welcome to your learning resource. (1864-1943)   George Washington Carver was born into slavery in the southern United States. He was a frail and sickly child, who was not asked to perform heavy labor...

Friedrich Nietzsche

Welcome to your learning resource. (1844-1900)   Friedrich Nietzsche was a German philosopher of the late 19th century who challenged the foundations of Christianity and traditional morality. You may know him for his most...

Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin

This month we are learning about the artist Paul Gaugin. (1848-1903)   Paul Gauguin was a famous french artist of the post-impressionist movement. Gauguin made his name as a ceramist, writer, sculptor, print-maker, and, of...