Monthly Archives: June 2014


When trying for the record for the world’s biggest tug-of-war, it’s a good idea to use a durable rope. When students and teachers at a middle school in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania made a bid for the title on June 13th, 1978, they used a 2,000 foot long, 1½ inch thick nylon rope. Not surprisingly, it broke, […]


Even crimes have history. June 8th, 1896 saw the world’s first reported car theft. It happened in Paris, France, when local car enthusiast, Baron de Zuylen de Nyevelt, took his Peugeot in for repairs and a mechanic made off with it. Police tracked down both thief and vehicle.


Today is the seventieth anniversary of D-Day. Although ‘D-Day’ was originally only used as a generic cover name for whatever day a secret military operation was scheduled to begin, the term is now generally associated with the Invasion of Normandy (officially: Operation Overlord). On June 6th, 1944, 156,000 Allied troops landed on the beaches of […]


History isn’t confined to the famous. Families have their own historic moments and on June 4th, 1974, my parents welcomed their first grandchild (he was a lowly second on the other side). Challenge your kids to find some of your family’s historic firsts. Or, if you’re a teacher, challenge the kids to find some of […]


Originally a Jewish harvest festival, Shavuot takes place fifty days after the second day of Passover. A one-day festival in Israel, and two days in other places, Shavuot now also serves to commemorate the gift of the Torah, or God’s Law, which was revealed to Moses and written down in the first five books of […]

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!

The Picture Book Review

Reviews of Children's Board Books, Picture Books, Activity Books, and Graphic Novels

Cafe Book Bean

Talk Books. Drink Coffee.

Magna Bloga- A History Blog

Sharing my passion for history

Your Well Wisher Program

Attempt to solve commonly known problems…

Indie Hero

Brian Marggraf, Author of Dream Brother: A Novel, Independent publishing advocate, New York City dweller

O' Canada

Reflections on Canadian Culture From Below the Border

Juju Films

Cutting edge Multimedia Programming


Share something you learned everyday!

Simple Pleasures

Visual Poetry, Photography and Quotes

Project Light to Life

A bucket list blog: exploring happiness, growth, and the world.

Jumbled Writer – Charlie Dims

Putting kids and history together

TheCoevas official blog

Putting kids and history together

Eric Price

Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Whatever Else Comes to Mind.

John B. Rosenman, SF/F/Horror Writer

Putting kids and history together

this is... The Neighborhood

the Story within the Story

Top 10 of Anything and Everything

Animals, Travel, Casinos, Sports, Gift Ideas, Mental Health and So Much More!

Insight and Intelligence on Residential Real Estate

The Andrew Hines Real Estate Investing Podcast

Real Estate Entrepreneur and Private Coach

Book Hub, Inc.

The Total Book Experience

Longevity Letter

Aging can be hacked

Rennert New York TESOL Center | TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certification

Teach English as a Second Language | Tips and Ideas

Montessori and the World

An Adventure into Montessori Studies in Italy

Another Hatchett Job....

Homeschooling, Sewing, and Quilting at the Cabin

Bucca Books

Reading and Experiencing Children's Literature

Fashioning Sociology

Fashioning New and Emerging Media

Duir School's Blog

Port Hope's Newest Child Care Option

Rushing to Read

random reviews from library day


Funny pictures & cartoons to make you smile.

Tails from Paris

Comics Blog with real bites of love and delightful rascals inside ...

Katie L. Carroll

Books for kids, teens, & those who are young at heart

Natter and Review

This site is about books, both the reading and the writing.

Time Travelling With Kids

Putting kids and history together

The Daily Post

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The latest news on and the WordPress community.