Monthly Archives: April 2014

PASSOVER

The Jewish festival of Passover lasts for eight days, and commemorates the deliverance of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt about 3,500 years ago. According to scriptures, when the Egyptian Pharaoh refused Moses’s demand to free his people, God sent several plagues upon the Egyptians. The last of these plagues was the death of […]

VAISHAKHI / BAISHAKHI / BOHAG BIHU / PUTHANDU / VISHU

This Sikh /Hindu festival is celebrated on April 13th or 14th, with the name varying in accordance to the region. For Sikhs, Vaishakhi is both a harvest thanksgiving and a commemoration of the day that the tenth Guru Gobind Singh Ji established the Khalsa Panth in 1699. The Guru laid down rules that all initiated […]

HISTORY TITBIT: FIRST PERSON IN SPACE

From 1947-1960, the only Earth creatures travelling around in outer space were dogs and monkeys. That changed on April 12th, 1961, when the Russian cosmonaut, Yuri Alexeyevich Gagarin orbited Earth in the spacecraft, Vostok 1.

FABERGÉ EGGS

The 1907 Easter Egg, the Rose Trellis Egg & its creator, Peter Carl Fabergé. Lost for over a hundred years, another exquisite Fabergé egg has been found. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2588521/ This one, which contains a Vacheron Constantin watch, was a present to the Russian Empress, Maria Feodorovna for Easter 1887. Her husband, Tsar Alexander III, began commissioning […]

DON’T FORGET THE STORY # 7

Historic (Easter, Shakespeare, Titanic, WW III) book picks for April. Ages 3-7 The Country Bunny & The Little Gold Shoes by DuBose Heyward (Okay, so this one’s not especially historic, but it’s a beautiful story, and it’s older than me, so that makes it historic.) The Knight & The Dragon by Tomie dePaola Kiri & […]

IT’S NATIONAL TARTAN DAY

National Tartan Day is the day on which people of Scottish heritage celebrate with Scottish-themed feasting and entertainment. In Scotland itself, it is a week-long event. Tartan Day is celebrated on April 6th because that was the date on which the Scottish declaration of independence, the Declaration of Arbroath, was signed in 1320. (That was […]

HISTORY MOVIE DVD IDEAS FOR APRIL

In addition to some Easter/Passover movies, this month’s DVD ideas include dramas based on the sinking of the Titanic (April 14th, 1912) and WW II’s Holocaust and Hitler Youth movement, as well as some lighter fare involving a couple of dragons St. George didn’t get. The Book Thief (2013) Easter Parade (1948) The Easter Story […]

HISTORIC APRIL CELEBRATIONS & EVENTS

Here are some April celebrations and events with histories kids might like to investigate. April Fool’s Day (April 1st, Multi-country) World Autism Day (April 2nd, Multi-country) National Tartan Day (April 6th, Scottish communities worldwide) Fur-Bearer Association’s Celebration Of Wildlife Conference (April 12th, Calgary, Canada) Baishakhi / Vaishakhi (April 13th, India, Sikh & Hindu communities worldwide) […]

HISTORIC HOAXES

Watch out! It’s April Fool’s Day. Get your kids to read about one hundred of the most ingenious pranks ever pulled at: http://www.museumofhoaxes.com/hoax/aprilfool/  

Historical Debate Society for Girls and Boys

The Historical Debate Society for girls and boys is a society where kids can put their ideas about the latest historical debate and put their own debate. Join in!

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