Monthly Archives: April 2017

HISTORY SHARE: ST. GEORGE’S DAY PRINTABLES

Happy St. George’s Day! https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/st-georges-day-printables

HISTORY SHARE: HISTORIC FIRST: FIRST SURVEILLANCE STATE

There’s been a lot of talk about ‘spying’ in the news the last little while, and although spies have been around ever since different groups of people started to be at odds with each other, older kids might be interested in learning about the first actual ‘spy network’. http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/queen-elizabeth-is-vast-spy-network-was-the-original-surveillance-state

HISTORY SHARE: WOMEN WARRIORS OF WW II

Image of Susan Travers: Levin01/Wikimedia Commons. http://www.upworthy.com/15-badass-women-of-world-war-ii-you-didnt-learn-about-in-history-class?c=ufb2    

HISTORIC MOVIE IDEAS FOR APRIL

April’s TV and/or movie suggestions are all Titanic based: Ghosts Of The Abyss (Disney Documentary, 2003) A Night To Remember (1958) Titanic (1943) Teens & Adults might find this German version of interest. According to it, a totally fictitious German First Officer was the hero, and all the non-Germans villains. But the German liner used […]

TRIVIA TRAIL: HISTORIC WORDS

Question: What is the Codex Sinaiticus? Answer: A fourth-century version of the Christian Bible. Handwritten in Greek, it contains the earliest complete copy of the New Testament.

HAPPY EASTER

HISTORY SHARE: HISTORIC QUESTION: DID JESUS RISE FROM THE DEAD?

Something teens and adults might like to investigate on this Good Friday. http://y-jesus.com/wwrj/6-jesus-rise-dead/

DON’T FORGET THE ‘STORY’

April’s book suggestions are Easter & Titanic based. Ages 3-7 Chicken Sunday by Patricia Polacco (Pysanky Egg Tradition) Peter’s First Easter by Walter Wangerin Jr. Titanicat by Marty Crisp Ages 7-9 Canadian Flyer Adventures # 14: SOS! Titanic! by Frieda Wishinsky (Early 20th-Century) Kaspar, Prince Of Cats / Kaspar The Titanic Cat by Michael Morpurgo […]

HISTORY TIDBIT: HISTORIC HEIST: THE STONE OF DESTINY

On Christmas Eve, 1950, Scottish Nationalists broke into Westminster Abbey and carried off an oblong block of red sandstone called, in Gaelic, Lia Fail. Also known as the Stone of Scone and the Stone of Destiny, the kings of Scotland had been crowned sitting atop it since about the ninth century AD (although not in […]

HISTORIC EXHIBIT: THE TERRACOTTA WARRIORS

If you’re going to be in or near Seattle in the upcoming months, don’t miss the Terracotta Warriors: Guards For Eternity exhibit. In 1974, some peasant in Lintong, Xian, Shaanxi Province, China unearthed pieces of pottery dating from the Qin Dynasty (211-206 BC) and archaeologists moved in to dig more extensively. This led to the discovery […]

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