Category: Famous Minds

Charles Darwin

Welcome to your learning resource.  (1809-1882)  Charles Robert Darwin was an English naturalist and geologist. He is best known for his contribution to the theory of evolution. He published his theory with compelling evidence...

Carl Linnaeus

Welcome to your learning resource.  (1707-1778)  Carlos Linnaeus was a Swedish naturalist who developed systematic methods for classifying and naming plants and animals. He devised the classifications of class,order, genus and species. He also...

Who was El Greco?

Welcome to this month’s artist resource featuring El Greco. (1541-1614)   Born as Doménikos Theotokópoulos on the Greek island of Crete, El Greco was a student of the artist Titian, and became the most prominent artist...

Who was Edouard Manet?

Welcome to this month’s learning resource. (1832-1883) Born the son of a wealthy French judge, Manet had to practically beg his father to be allowed to study art instead of law. He was friends...

Who was Edgar Degas?

Welcome to this month’s learning resource. (1834-1917) Born the son of a banker, Edgar Degas was quite possibly the most important painter of the impressionist style. His career in art started as an art-copyist...

Who was Confucious?

Welcome to your learning resource. Confucius was a famous Chinese educator and philosopher who’s ideals completely changed the philosophy of the eastern world forever. Born into poverty and hardship, Confucius focused on his education...

Who was Benjamin Holt?

Welcome to your learning resource. (1849-1920) Benjamin Holt was the man who changed agriculture and war, with his innovative tread-tire tractors. Born in New Hampshire, his family owned a sawmill that processed the wooden...

Who was Aristotle?

Welcome to your learning resource. 384 B.C. – 322 B.C. Aristotle was a Greek philosopher who contributed highly to the western way of thinking as we know it. He had a knack for being...

Who was Archimedes?

Welcome to your learning resource. (287 – 212 BC) Archimedes was one of the greatest minds of ancient Greece. He solved problems with solutions no man of his time had ever thought of before,...

Who was Alexander Graham Bell?

Welcome to your learning resource. (1847-1922)   Alexander Graham Bell was an intelligent and curious child with a passion for communication. His mother was deaf, but Bell learned that he could communicate with her...