Bio Classroom this Week: Barack Obama and Cleopatra

Bio Classroom this Week: Barack Obama and Cleopatra

This week’s educational programming update:

January 20th at 7 am/6 central

Barack Obama

This biography traces the life and career of President Barack Obama, telling his story from his birth in Honolulu, Hawaii on August 4th, 1961 through his election as President. Along the way, students learn about Obama’s multicultural family history, his educational background, the rise of his political career and his approach to leadership.

Through interviews with President Obama’s close advisors, friends, and political associates, viewers gain new perspectives into his background and leadership style.

This one-hour BIO special gives students the opportunity to learn more about Obama as a man and a leader, and to reflect upon the significance of his Presidency in the United States and throughout the world.

View the Classroom guide.

View President Obama’s featured biography.

View the Photo Gallery.

January 22 at 7 am/6 central

Cleaopatra: Destiny’s Queen

As one of the most celebrated female figures in world history, Cleopatra’s life still remains shrouded in mystery and legend. Heir to the Ptolemaic Dynasty, this young queen ascended to the throne at the age of seventeen, as a co-ruler with her younger brother, Ptolemy XIII. Political intrigue and fighting resulted in Ptolemy XIII banishing Cleopatra from Alexandria, but she regained her throne with the help of one of the world’s most powerful men, Julius Caesar of Rome.

Cleopatra: Destiny’s Queen traces her path to the throne as she became one of the most important leaders in Egyptian history. Along the way, students will learn about the political intrigue that surrounded her, and the awe, respect, and disdain she inspired as she built her empire. This program provides an excellent opportunity for teachers to give students a visual perspective on ancient Egypt and to introduce them to the powerful imagery and mythology Cleopatra has inspired throughout history.

Curriculum Links:
Cleopatra: Destiny’s Queen would be useful for Global Studies, World History, Western Civilization and Geography courses. It is appropriate for middle school and high school students.

Read Cleopatra’s biography.

Do you know how she died? Watch now to learn about the mythology of Cleopatra.

Lindsey Clair

Lindsey Clair is a homeschooling mother of three daughters. She is married to her best friend Ron since 1999! Lindsey possesses a degree in Child Development and just completed her BS degree in business marketing with a social media concentration. She is currently a professional blogger and social media manager. Lindsey is also a trained musician in the areas of piano and vocals. Her hobbies include reading, shopping, blogging, and hanging out with family and friends.