Monthly Archives: February 2016

HISTORY TIDBIT: HISTORIC LEAPLINGS

And what is a leapling? Well, it’s a person born on a leap day (February 29th, which only comes around every four years). I personally only know one leapling, who is now thirty-six. Or nine, if you go by actual February 29th celebrations. When leaplings can officially celebrate their birthdays in common (non-leap years) depends […]

HISTORIC CELEBRATIONS: IT’S FLAG DAY IN MEXICO

Colonized by Spain in the sixteenth century, Mexico gained its independence in 1821, and the celebration of its flag became a national holiday in 1937. The flag’s design originated with some wandering Aztecs, who believed the sight of an eagle sitting on a nopal (prickly pear cactus) was a sign that they should settle in […]

HISTORY SHARE: RING BOX HISTORY DIORAMAS

With February being the month most often associated with love and, in consequence, marriage and marriage proposals, check out this history-oriented idea for furthering the use of ring boxes. http://www.boredpanda.com/antique-ring-box-mini-diorama-talwst/

HISTORIC HEROES: IRENA SENDLER

Irena Sendler was born in Warsaw on February 15th, 1910 and is credited with saving the lives of 25,000 Jewish children during the Holocaust.   http://www.auschwitz.dk/sendler.htm  

HISTORIC HOLY PEOPLE: ST. VALENTINE

The saint now associated with love, engaged couples, and happy marriages was originally a Christian priest in Rome during the reign of Emperor Claudius II. Like many a Roman emperor, Claudius II wasn’t a big fan of Christians, and when he found out Valentine was giving help and comfort to the ones he was happily […]

HISTORIC MOVIE IDEAS FOR FEBRUARY

February’s history based or bygone era TV and/or movie suggestions: The Apple Dumpling Gang (Disney, 1975) (Old West) The Courageous Heart Of Irena Sendler (2009) Lassie Come Home (1943) (Early 20th-Century) Moonfleet (1955) (18th Century) The Princess & The Frog (Disney Animated, 2009) (Jazz Era New Orleans) Reach For The Sky (1956) (WW II)

HISTORY SHARE: LENTEN CALENDARS

  For a printable Lenten Calendar for kids, visit: Printable Lenten Calendar for Kids

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