Monthly Archives: May 2015


Historical film collector, Levi Bettweiser, has restored 31 rolls of film taken by an unknown solider in WW II.  


Question? Why did the elephants cross the bridge? (Specifically: the Brooklyn Bridge.) Answer: To show people it was safe. When New York City’s Brooklyn Bridge opened on May 24th, 1883, it was the world’s longest suspension bridge. The first connection between Brooklyn (then a separate city) and Manhattan took over fourteen years to build, and […]


My great-nephew is three today. At this point, his favourite fictional characters are Peter Rabbit and Thomas the Tank Engine. If three-year-olds cared about such things (which they don’t), he would doubtless be surprised to learn that they are both older than great-auntie. But the disobedient oryctolagus cuniculus and hard-working locomotive are not alone. Many […]


With all the media resources available today, posters are probably not the most effective way of luring the masses, but in the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century, these served to attract immigrants to Canada. (You’ll notice none of them depict blizzards, floods, droughts, tornadoes, and the various other hazards of life here.)


May’s historic viewing suggestions:   The Corsican Brothers (1941) (19th-Century Swashbuckler) The First Of May (1999) (Not historical, more a bond between old and young) I Was Monty’s Double / Hell, Heaven, or Hoboken (1958) (WW II) Journey For Margaret (1943) (WW II) The Waltz King (Disney, 1963) (19th-Century Austria) The Secret Garden (1949) (Victorian […]


In 1988, a woman came across an old leather briefcase in the attic of her home. Inside it were lists and photographs of the children her husband had brought out of Czechoslovakia in 1939 and placed in the keeping of British families. Most of the 669 children he saved were Jewish, and most were the […]


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!

Quotes 4 Folks

Quotes 4 Folks

The Picture Book Review

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

Cafe Book Bean

Talk Books. Drink Coffee.

Raw Streets

by MaxGor

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 - The Fun Top Ten Blog

Animals, Gift Ideas, Travel, Books, Recycling Ideas and Many, Many More


Just another site

Andrew Hines

Real Estate Entrepreneur

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

Author of Books for Teens and Kids

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

The Art and Craft of Blogging

The Blog

The latest news on and the WordPress community.