Monthly Archives: November 2015


A periodic comet is one that shows up at regular intervals. One of the most famous is Halley’s Comet, depicted above in Scene 32 of the Bayeux Tapestry, which commemorates The Battle of Hastings (1066). This comet was named for the eighteenth-century astronomer, Edmund Halley. It had been popping up for millennia, but it was […]



To most, Celsius is just a temperature scale (and a thorn in the side of those of us who still think in Fahrenheit), but the name comes from Swedish astronomer Anders Celsius (born November 27th, 1701), who devised a scale that had 0° as the boiling point of water and 100° as the freezing point. […]



November’s historic viewing suggestions: Gone With The Wind (1939) (American Civil War Era) Heidi (1968) (The version that displaced the New York/Oakland game) Seabiscuit (2003) (Depression Era) The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer (1938) The Light In The Forest (Disney, 1958) The Whipping Boy (1994) (18th-Century)  


With winter coming on, anyone who’s been to the ruins of a medieval castle is likely to think that castles must have been cold, draughty places. But were they?


On November 17th, 1968, the American television network NBC abandoned its coverage of an NFL game between the New York Jets and the Oakland Raiders and went to its scheduled, and much-advertised family special, Heidi. This shouldn’t have been a big deal. There was barely a minute of game time left and with the Jets […]


After Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s recent outrageous statement regarding Arabs being responsible for the Nazi Holocaust, kids should perhaps learn of Muslims who saved Jews during WW II.


That’s me, in 1964, by the grave of an uncle I never met. My father, and five more uncles (two paternal, three maternal) returned from WW II, but Andrew Stewart Duke was killed in a military accident and lies in Brookwood Military Cemetery in England. Another uncle, Daniel Harrison, died when his bomber went down […]


Though many people have heard of Schindler’s List, Sugihara’s Visas are not so well known. in Chiune Sugihara became the Japanese Consul General to Lithuania in 1940, and between July 31st to Aug. 28th of that year, issued visas to Jews in defiance of his government’s orders. Thanks to him, thousands of people were able […]


Here are some historic and/or November-born author book suggestions.Ages 3-7The Prince Won’t Go To Bed by Dayle Ann Dobbs (Medieval)Voices Of Ancient Egypt by Kay WintersWhere Did The Baby Go? by Shelia Hayes (Own History) Ages 7-9Hopscotch Histories: Remember The 5th Of November by Mick Gower (Guy Fawkes)In Flanders Fields by Norman Jorgensen & Brian […]

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.

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

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

Insight and Intelligence on Residential Real Estate

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

Award-winning Author

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 News

The latest news on and the WordPress community.