October 2016

ESL Business Teacher – People: Khufu

Khufu was the second pharaoh in the Fourth Dynasty of the Old Kingdom of ancient Egypt. His full name was Khnum Khufu (“protected by Khnum”). Manetho called him Suphis although he was known to the Greeks as Cheops.

According to the Turin Kings list Khufu reigned for about twenty three years. However, Herodotus claims that he reigned for fifty years and Manetho credits him with a massive sixty-three year reign! The highest recorded regnal year from inscription is the seventeenth year.

Khufu is best known as the builder of the Great Pyramid of Giza. There was an empty sarcophagus in the King’s Chamber of the Great Pyramid and no evidence that the pyramid was ever used for an actual burial. However, no other burial site has been discovered and his mummy has never been found.

In this lesson, we discuss with the client about:

  • Who was Khufu
  • What impact he had on society
  • What can we learn from him that we can apply in our own life
  • Discuss the article – takeaways, agree/disagree, and etc.

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ESL Business Teacher – People: Mary Anning

Mary Anning found the fossils of prehistoric animals. Today many children like finding out about dinosaurs. When Mary Anning was a child, no one knew about these long-dead animals. Mary’s fossil-hunting helped change the way people thought about the world.

Mary was born in 1799. She grew up while Britain was at war with France. She was 16 in the year of the Battle of Waterloo (1815). She was alive when Victoria became Queen, in 1837. Mary Anning died in 1847.

Mary Anning was not trained as a scientist, but her finds changed science. She came from a poor family. She made only one trip away from home in her whole life. Famous scientists came to see her. They wanted to see the fossils she found.

In this lesson, we discuss with the client about:

  • Who Mary Anning was
  • What impact she had on society
  • What can we learn from her that we can apply in our own life
  • Discuss the article – takeaways, agree/disagree, and etc.

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ESL Business Teacher – People: Samuel Hopkins

On July 31, 1790 Samuel Hopkins was issued the first patent for a process of making potash, an ingredient used in fertilizer. The patent was signed by President George Washington. Hopkins was born in Vermont, but was living in Philadelphia, Pa. when the patent was granted.

The first patent, as well as the more than 6 million patents issued since then, can be seen on the Department of Commerce’s United States Patent and Trademark Office website.

In this lesson, we discuss with the client about:

  • Who was Samuel Hopkins
  • What impact he had on society
  • What can we learn from him that we can apply in our own life
  • Discuss the article – takeaways, agree/disagree, and etc.

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