Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Digital Collection: Academy of Achievement

Contents: The Academy of Achievement connects students with extraordinary leaders, visionaries, and pioneers who help to share our world. The collection includes dozens of achievers in the arts, business, public service, science and exploration, sports, and other fields. A biography, profile, and interview is provided for each honoree along with other information such as a photo gallery, quotes, and background information.
Classroom Connections: There are two ways to explore this collection with students. First, students can explore by categories such as arts or public service. Second, they can examine people who reflect six principles including passion, vision, preparation, courage, perseverance, integrity, along with the American Dream. Combine a biography unit with a character education lesson by asking students to compare the people who reflect a particular principle. Use the website along with the biography section of the library.
Featured Digital Objects:
Achiever Gallery - https://goo.gl/Eqbw5A
Keys to Success - https://goo.gl/7AIBXy
To visit the collection, http://www.achievement.org/