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Famous Americans: European Connections Discuss this eTheme.

These web sites are about famous American movie stars, politicians, and diplomats with European roots. Find out about Henry Kissinger, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Hugh Grant, Madeleine Albright, Emma Thompson, Sean Connery, Pierce Brosnan, and Lynn Redgrave. Included is an eThemes resource on authors Roald Dahl, C.S. Lewis, and Charles Dickens.

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Learn more about British actor Hugh Grant. NOTE: This site has ads and a link to a discussion board.
Students can read this encyclopedia entry about Arnold Schwarzenegger who is both a politician and an actor. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Students can read a biography as well as Kissinger's acceptance speech upon winning the 1973 Nobel Peace Prize. NOTE: This site leads to social networking sites.
This German born American served as secretary of state under President Nixon. NOTE: The site includes ads.
This British born actress won an Oscar as a screenwriter for her adaptation of "Sense and Sensibility." NOTE: This site has ads and a link to a discussion board.
Lynn Redgrave has starred in films, on the stage, and in television. Read her biography. NOTE: This site has ads and a link to a discussion board.
Students can read background information on Lynn Redgrave and her family. NOTE: The site includes ads.
This Irish born actor has done notable work in television and film. Students can read his biography and filmography. NOTE: This site has ads and a link to discussion board.
Madeleine Albright was born in Czechoslovakia and was the first woman to become Secretary of State. NOTE: This site includes ads.
The archived portion of the US Secretary of State web site provides this biography on Albright.
Students can listen to information about Josef Korbel, Madeline Albright's father. The article is entitled "For Albright and Rice, Josef Korbel Is Tie that Binds." Condoleezza Rice was Korbel's favorite student.
Students can read the biography and filmography of this famous Scottish born actor. NOTE: This site has ads and a link to discussion board.
Learn about author Roald Dahl and the books he has written. Biographies, interviews, lesson plans, and classroom activities for creating an author study are included.
These websites are about the author C.S. Lewis. There is information about his life, writing style, written works, and his accomplishments. Included are interviews with the author, reading guides, and quotes. There is a link to eThemes Resource on "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" by C.S. Lewis.
Learn about the author Charles Dickens and his works. Includes biographies, timelines, family trees, primary documents, and photos. There are also lesson plans, games, animated bibliography, and activities that go along with the author study unit. There is a link to eThemes Resource on Literature: A Christmas Carol.
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