Monthly Archives: August 2016


Older kids might know at least the names of historic revolutionaries like France’s Maximillien Robespierre and Argentina’s Che Guevara, but have they ever heard of Cuba’s Celia Sanchez? Or Mexico’s Petra Herrera? Or Germany’s Sophie Scholl? Probably not, but when it came to revolution, these members of the fair sex were just as ardent, and […]


Know a kid who got a golliwog for Christmas? Probably not. Since the late nineteen-sixties the once beloved cuddly toy has gradually been phased out, due to what many perceive as racist associations. (See article below.) My son got the one pictured in this blog well after they became persona non grata. But he […]


“History is a pack of lies about events that never happened told by people who weren’t there.” – George Santayana Even when people are there, they tend to view things differently. Teach kids to compare accounts and not just accept that something happened a certain way because someone said it did. Look for the reasoning […]


“History never looks like history when you are living through it.” – John W. Gardner Seventy-four years ago today, my parents got married in a little English village, in the midst of WW II. For them, and my oldest brother (born the following year), WW II wasn’t history, just something that happened in their lives. […]


August’s history based or bygone era TV and/or movie suggestions: The Count Of Monte Cristo (1975) (19th Century France) The Devil At Four O’Clock (1961) (Mid-20th Century) The Horse With The Flying Tail (Disney, 1960) (Mid-20th-Century America)


August’s history based or bygone era book suggestions. Ages 3-7 The Baby In The Hat by Allan Ahlberg (19th Century) Magic Tree House # 1:Dinosaurs Before Dark by Mary Pope Osborne (Prehistoric) The McElderry Book Of Greek Myths by Eric A. Kimmel (Greek Mythology)   Ages 7-9 Alec Flint Mysteries # 1: Nina, The Pinta, […]


Some sites where kids can learn more about the origins of the Olympics. This one has some craft activities, too.


After the demise of Julius Caesar, his nephew and heir, Augustus, decided that if dear old uncle could have a month named after him, he could do likewise. (Vain lot, weren’t they?)  


Or, for Canadians who live in other provinces, Happy Whatever-Your Provincial-Government-Has-Decreed-That-This-Particular-Public -Holiday-Commemorates Day.

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

Books for kids, teens, & those who are young at heart

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.