Monthly Archives: June 2016

HISTORY SHARE: BRAVE DOGS

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HISTORIC MOVIE IDEAS FOR JUNE

June’s history based or bygone era TV and/or movie suggestions: Anne Of Green Gables (1986) (Edwardian Era Canada) The Jungle Book (Disney Animated, 1967) (Indian Fable) Marco Polo (1982) (Medieval)

SPIRIT QUEST : A CHARACTER CONVERSATION *

It’s National Aboriginal Day in Canada. Since my book, The Spirit Rose, and American writer Marva Dasef’s book, The Eagle Quest, both have Aboriginal characters, we thought it would be nice if those characters had a chat. Bear Friend: Hi, I’m Mitch, also known as Alisoqualvdi Unalii. That’s Cherokee and kind of hard to say, […]

HISTORY LURE: PLAYMOBIL FIGURES RECREATE FAMOUS PAINTINGS

Got a kid who’s interested in art AND also likes Playmobil? Get them to check this out: http://www.boredpanda.com/famous-paintings-playmobil-figures-pierre-adrien-sollier/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=Newsletter And while we’re at it, here’s the history of Playmobil itself. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z64Y4ww5L_U

HISTORY SHARE: THE BIG HISTORY QUIZ

History-buff adults, teens, & older kids might like to try might like to try this online history quiz. There are six different levels. Since the first one had fifty questions, and thus took a while, I only did that. (Yes, I passed). When I’ve got more time, I intend to try the rest. http://www.loveaquiz.com/the-big-history-quiz/

DON’T FORGET THE ‘STORY’

June’s history based or bygone era book suggestions. Ages 3-7 One Fine Trade by Bobbi Miller (Pioneer Days) The Queen’s Feet by Sarah Ellis (Medieval) Train To Somewhere by Eve Bunting (Orphan Trains)   Ages 7-9 Hopscotch Histories :Pocahontas The Peacemaker by Julia Jarman (New World) Juneteenth For Mazie by Floyd Cooper (Abolition Of Slavery) […]

PERSONAL EXPERIENCES

June 6th, 1944. D-Day. My father (who was, thankfully, stationed in England throughout WW II) told of passing an American barracks on D-Day and having American soldiers hail him so he could listen to an account of it on their radio. Nor was that the only historic event, or history-related event, our family experienced. My […]

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