Contest Corner

Wearing Many Hats: Enter Now!

Here's a reminder of our current contest, based on the different roles of historical figures. Enter and you can win a Visual Thesaurus T-shirt!

In this contest, we're exploring some of the biographical tidbits you may not even know exist in the Visual Thesaurus treasure trove. For example, if you click on the red meaning bubble associated with Benjamin Franklin, you will learn that he was "an American Revolutionary leader," a "scientist," a "writer," and a "printer." The challenge: find as many historical figures as you can in the VT database who have at least three "type of" relationships in their maps.

(Hint: a study of hagiographies may help in finding many of these multifaceted people!)

Email us with your list of names by November 30. Whoever submits the longest list will win a Visual Thesaurus T-shirt.

(And teachers, check out our lesson plan that uses Benjamin Franklin's VT map to illustrate how students can map their own identities.)

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