Recently, a friend of mine posted this link on Facebook, and I was excited to share with you the possibilities it holds for the classroom. The Academy of Acheivement (A Museum of Living History) has developed a page titled, “Find Your Role Model” on their website. This is essentially a search engine that students can use to find suitable mentors based on three main categories, as shown in the screenshot below:
Results on the searches include notable scientists, writers, athletes and more, with detailed biographies as well as an in depth interview and video interview for student exploration. What a great way for students to find role-models, based on characteristics and traits they most admire.
In case you are curious, this is who the website suggested for me: