Monthly Archives: January 2016
Statues of historical figures abound in Edinburgh, Scotland. Most are human, but one isn’t. Opposite the Greyfriars churchyard is a drinking fountain topped with a life-sized statue of a Skye Terrier known as Greyfriars Bobby. Bobby was said to have followed his master’s funeral procession and stayed near his grave for fourteen years, fed by […]
Boys Ranch (1946) (Early 20th Century) Greyfriars Bobby(Disney, 1961) (Victorian Era Scotland) The Flame & The Arrow (1950) (12th Century Italy) The Great Imposter (1961) (Mid-20th Century) The McConnel Story (1955) (Korean War) Support Your Local Sheriff (1969) (Old West)
Here are some history based or bygone era book suggestions. Ages 3-7 The First Dog by Jan Brett (Ice Age) Greyfriars Bobby by Richard Brassey (Victorian Era Scotland) Thy Friend, Obadiah by Brinton Turkle (Colonial America) Ages 7-9 Knit Your Bit by Deborah Hopkinson (WW I) Magic Tree House # 7: Sunset Of The Sabertooth […]
Visit http://moco-choco.com/2015/10/10/interesting-future-forecasts-since-1899-how-people-from-the-past-imagined-wed-be-living-today/ for some historic predictions of the past, and then get kids to make their own predictions on possible future happenings.
Named for the Roman god, Janus, the month of January is the first month in the modern Gregorian calendar, and was also the first month of the Julian calendar it replaced. The ten-month calendar Romans used from 750 BC to 450 BC started in March and did not contain the month of January, but once […]