Monthly Archives: February 2017
Black History Month teen/adult history share. (Younger kids should perhaps be allowed to remain innocent of such things a while longer.) https://daily.jstor.org/history-kkk-american-politics/
February’s history based or bygone era TV and/or movie suggestions. As with the February book recommendations, these are Mardi Gras or Black History based. Being Elmo- A Puppeteer’s Journey (2011) (An Afro American Puppeteer) The Biscuit Eater (1940) (Mid-Twentieth Century) & the 1972 Disney Re-Make Buck & The Preacher(1972) (Old West) Man & Boy (1971) […]
February’s historical book suggestions are Black History Month or Mardi Gras based. (Okay, so some of the latter are modern – but Mardi Gras itself is old.) Ages 3-7 Dinosaur Mardi Gras by Dianne De la Casas Gaston Goes To Mardi Gras by James Rice The Story Of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles (Mid-Twentieth Century […]
Despite the myriad complaints about winter from Lady Trixie, Lord Lucky, and the rest of us, we certainly didn’t have to endure what our ancestors did. http://www.medievalists.net/2015/12/surviving-winter-in-the-middle-ages/
Like most Christian festivals, Mardi Gras (French for ‘Fat Tuesday’) probably had pagan origins before becoming yet another Roman Catholic tradition that Europeans transported to the New World. Originally a time of feasting and celebration taking place just before the Lenten season, (during which both of those were very much frowned upon), Mardi Gras has, […]
Wretched rodent saw his shadow here. And tomorrow’s forecast? Snow.