Monthly Archives: March 2015

HISTORY CARTOON

* Authorized Reproduction, Rex May: http://baloocartoons.com/   Danish astronomer Ole Rømer made the first measurements of the speed of light back in 1676, and Albert Einstein (born March 14th, 1879), was one of several scientists to expand upon his work. In 1905, Einstein determined the speed of light to be independent of the motion of […]

SPRING BREAK

Across North America, March is the month schools, colleges, and universities, have a one- or two-week long Spring Break. (B.C.’s has just started.) While the modern version of a spring break started up with college students going to Florida for swim meets back in the 1930s, spring breaks were also taken by the youth of […]

HISTORIC STORM: THE GREAT BLIZZARD OF 1888

On March 11th, 1888, snow began to fall on the northeast section of the United States of America from Washington D.C. all the way up to Maine. It went on falling for three days, accompanied by high winds and below-average temperatures. This storm became known as the Great Blizzard of 1888, and resulted in the […]

IT’S BARON BLISS DAY IN BELIZE

I heard the name ‘Baron Bliss’ more than once when I was working with World Peace & Development in Belize City back in the mid-70s, and often visited the Bliss Library pictured above. (Being a hoarder, I probably even still have my card around somewhere.) Henry Edward Ernest Victor Barretts was born in Buckinghamshire, England […]

DON’T FORGET THE ‘STORY’

Here are some historic and/or March-born author book suggestions. Ages 3-7 Don Quixote & The Windmills by Eric A Kimmel (Medieval) Fiona’s Lace by Patricia Polacco (Irish Immigrants) Pelle’s New Suit by Elsa Beskow (Classic Swedish tale) Ages 7-9 I Survived The Japanese Tsunami, 2011by Lauren Tarshis The Wind In The Willows by Kenneth Grahame […]

HISTORIC CELEBRATION: CHINA’S LANTERN FESTIVAL

China’s Lantern Festival is the first important festival to be held after the New Year. It began over 2,000 years ago, at the beginning of the Han Dynasty. One story has it originating with a royal decree. Upon learning that Buddhist monks honoured Buddha by lighting lanterns on the fifteenth day of the first lunar […]

MARCH TRADITION: LIONS & LAMBS

“If March comes in like a lion, it will go out like a lamb.” March being the turbulent month that it is, weather wise, this old saying often holds true in the Northern hemisphere, as does its reverse, “If March comes in like a lamb, it will go out like a lion.” How the saying […]

HISTORIC MARCH CELEBRATIONS & EVENTS

Here are some March celebrations and events with histories kids might like to investigate. St. David’s Day (March 1st, Wales) Adowa Day (March 2nd, Ethiopia) Lantern Festival (March 5th, China & Chinese communities worldwide) Holi (March 5th, India & East Indian communities worldwide) Purim (March 5th, Israel & Jewish communities worldwide) Baron Bliss Day (March […]

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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