Monthly Archives: July 2015


Even for history buffs, plodding through ponderous old documents can be a dull task, but occasionally they come across something they’re not expecting. University of Sarejevo teaching and research assistant, Emir O. Filipović, certainly did in July of 2011. While looking through a fifteenth-century medieval manuscript from Dubrovnik in Croatia, Filipović found the paw prints […]


July’s historic viewing suggestions:   1776 (1972) (American Revolution) Anastasia (1956) (Russian Revolution) The Greatest Show On Earth (1952) (Mid-20th Century) Justin Morgan Had A Horse (Disney, 1972) (18th-Century America) The Pied Piper (1942) & (1990) (WW II) The Proud Rebel (1958) (Post Civil War America)


Here are some historic and/or July-born author book suggestions.   Ages 3-7 Davy Crockett Gets Hitched by Bobbi Miller (Pioneer Days) The Princess & The Wizard by Julia Donaldson (Medieval) The Wheat Doll by Alison L. Randall (Pioneer Days) Ages 7-9 Canadian Flyer Adventures # 2: Danger, Dinosaurs! by Frieda Wishinsky (Prehistoric Times) Charlotte by […]


I like Disneyland. I’ve been several times, with children and without. With is better. Most were just regular trips, but in 1995, I took the youngest member of the next generation to the 40th anniversary. I debated whether or not to attend on the actual day. Would it be overcrowded because it was the actual […]


In 1789, oppression of the masses brought about a bloody revolution in France that led to the violent demise of most of its aristocracy. Having learned nothing from this, Russia’s royals went right on oppressing their own masses and, by 1917, had irked them sufficiently to spark the Russian revolution that ultimately led to their […]




With Jurassic World now in theatres around the world, kids are likely to have more interest in dinosaurs than ever before. (And even before, most of them were interested. There’s just something about the critters.) In consequence, dinosaur exhibits and inter-active programmes abound. Some, such as the ones at the Royal Tyrrell Museum near Drumheller […]


Question: Sundials are considered the world’s oldest scientific instrument. What do they measure?   Answer: Time. The base, or dial, of a sundial has markings, and as the sun moves, the shadow from the sundial’s pin falls on different sections, indicating how much time has passed. First used in Ancient Egypt, sundials of varying shapes […]



Here are some July celebrations and events with histories kids might like to investigate. Canada Day (July 1st, Canada) Independence Day / Fourth Of July (July 4th, U.S.A.) Nunavut Day (July 9th, Canada) Pan-Am Games (July 10th – July 26th, Toronto, Canada) Braemar Junior Highland Games (July 11th, Braemar, Scotland) Bastille Day (July 14th, France) […]

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