2013 Nobel Week

In November of 1895, Alfred Nobel passed away and left a large amount of his money to go toward a variety of prizes. They became known as the Nobel Prizes. The prizes are awarded in many different categories such as, medicine, literature, chemistry, and economic sciences. I am always interested most in The Nobel Peace Prize. Nobel’s will stated that the Peace Prize would go to “the person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses.” The 2013 award went to an organization, rather than one person. The Nobel Peace Prize 2013 was awarded to Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. In 1904 Ivan Pavlov won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Some of you may have already studied about him and his ideas. On the Nobel Prize website there are educational pages that have some fun facts and games to play. The one about Ivan Pavlov is great! It is also fascinating to watch the lectures and the award ceremonies. You can view them at: http://www.nobelprize.org/

Author: Lesley Arnold

Lesley Arnold is an Oak Meadow teacher in grades K-8. A graduate of Boston University School of Education, Lesley is an experienced public school teacher as well as a former Waldorf school teacher. She loves working with her Oak Meadow families!

1 thought on “2013 Nobel Week”

  1. It’s hard to pick just one. I find them, their lives, and their speeches so moving. Nelson Mandela and the Dalai Lama come to mind as individuals I admire greatly.

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