Monthly Archives: January 2018

HISTORY LURE: DISCUSSION TOPIC: LAST OF THE MAGDALENE LAUNDRIES FACING DEMOLITION

To spark an interest in history, or encourage it further, you can use current history-related happenings to open a discussion on bygone eras. This one could be good choice for older kids. Why not see what have to say about it? Should this place be demolished, yes or no? And why? https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/15/world/europe/magdalene-laundries-ireland.html?smid=fb-share Advertisements

TRIVIA TRAIL: NOBEL PEACE PRIZE WINNER

  Image from: https://www.wpclipart.com/ Question: What German-born doctor won the 1952 Nobel Peace Prize for his work on behalf of the brotherhood of nations? Answer: Dr. Albert Schweitzer (born January 14th, 1875), a medical missionary, who was also a well-respected philosopher and acclaimed musician.

HISTORY TIDBIT: HISTORIC FIRST: HAWAIIAN PINEAPPLES

Though practically synonymous with Hawaii, pineapples weren’t grown there until 1813, the first crop being planted on January 11th of that year. They actually originated in South America (specifically, Paraguay and Southern Brazil), from whence they travelled throughout the continent and into the West Indies. They were brought to Hawaii by Don Francisco de Paula […]

HISTORIC MOVIE IDEAS FOR JANUARY

January’s history based or bygone era TV and/or movie suggestions: Cool Runnings (Disney, 1993) (1988 Winter Olympics) The Gold Rush (1925) (Klondike Gold Rush) Peter The Great (1986) (18th Century Russia)    

HISTORY SHARE: PERSONALIZED HISTORIC HAPPENINGS

This year, spark an interest in history by consulting this site on your kids’ birthdays to show them the historic happenings for that date. https://www.onthisday.com/events/january/5

HISTORY SHARE: JANUARY BIRTHSTONE

Today is my great-niece’s 8th birthday. Like all little girls (actually, like almost all girls, regardless of age), she likes jewellery. Each month, I’ll share the history of a birthstone, with hers, the garnet, being first up. https://www.jewelsforme.com/garnet-meaning

HAPPY NEW YEAR, 2018

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