Question: What do the popular Transformer toys have to do with the Holocaust? Answer: They were invented by Holocaust survivor, Henry Orenstein, now in his nineties, and still inventing. https://www.facebook.com/HistoryBites/videos/1773924329534947/?hc_ref=ARTbpQNPlHn9Cbzh3oOOLO7d0mpSTW8DIoVJSoT1kmHQY4od4MpjRdoOeyAKxQdGJjA He also wrote a book, entitled, I Shall Live.
What is ‘news’ today, will, in just a few short years, become history. Encourage your young teens to pick out a story they think might one day make it into the history books and follow its progress. Example: The world-wide condemned abduction of Nigerian schoolgirls back in 2014. (Yes, it’s been five years, and many […]
One of the chickens destined to become food for the troops during the American Civil War decided it would be better to become the personal egg-layer for the guy in charge – Robert E. Lee. https://emergingcivilwar.com/2012/02/20/war-chicken/
If your kids complain about helping with household chores (or perhaps, at the moment, spring cleaning) tell them to be thankful they’re not still living in medieval times. https://www.historyextra.com/period/medieval/middle-ages-women-life-marriage-housewives-role-jobs-wear-clothes-husbands/?utm_source=Facebook+referral&utm_medium=Facebook.com&utm_campaign=Bitly&fbclid=IwAR3j1fmjq-6BdAxmQ7hTKVtHYvND8Z-tgLayu8g_N6PEGk8TbZmX3Dx9_24
Question: Italy’s Vesuvius isn’t the only volcanic mountain with a claim to fame. What mountain erupted in April 1815 and led to 1816 being ‘a year without summer’? Answer: Mount Tambora on the northern coast of the island of Sumbawa in Indonesia, https://www.britannica.com/place/Mount-Tambora