Monthly Archives: August 2018

HISTORIC TALKING POINT: PRESERVATION OF HISTORIC SITES

Get your kids to discuss whether progress should be allowed to obliterate places of historic, or even ‘legendary’ importance. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5434219/Fears-final-resting-place-Robin-Hood-vanish.html Advertisements

TRIVIA TRAIL: HISTORIC HUMANITARIAN

Question: Who is Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu better known as? Answer: Mother Theresa, born in Albania on August 26th, 1910.

HISTORIC MOVIE IDEAS FOR AUGUST

August’s history based or bygone era TV and/or movie suggestions: Carry On: Follow That Camel (1967) (Foreign Legion) Dear Brigitte (1965) (Mid-20th-Century) Ten Who Dared (Disney, 1960) (19th Century)  

HISTORIC FANTASY & SPECULATION: RICHARD III

Fantasy-wise, here’s a time travel twist teens should enjoy. In Joan Szechtman’s Richard III In The 21st Century series, the much maligned monarch come forward to our time, rather than someone going back to his. The audio edition of the first book on the series comes out September 3rd, 2018. http://joanszechtman.com/blog/this-time-audio-edition Original Pronunciations: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPlpphT7n9s&feature=youtu.be Speculation-wise, […]

HISTORY LURE: THE FASHIONABLE COLLABORATOR

  Know any teenage girls who are into fashion, but not all that keen on history? Try peaking their interest with stories about iconic designers of days gone by. Like the French fashionista, Gabrielle Bonheur (Coco) Chanel, who collaborated with the Nazis in WW II, and used anti-Jewish laws to promote her own business. http://all-that-is-interesting.com/coco-chanel-nazi-agent?llid=OBdKv&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=fbpdliquids&utm_term=Pn8j […]

DON’T FORGET THE ‘STORY’

August’s history based or bygone era book suggestions. Ages 3-7 The Duchess Bakes A Cake by Virginia Kahl (Medieval) I Am A Story by Dan Yaccarino (History Of Stoyrtelling) A Prairie Boy’s Summer by William Kurelek (Depression Era)   Ages 7-9 The House Of Sixty Fathers by Meindert Dejong (WW II China) Ranger In Time […]

HISTORY LURE: BIG BEN

If you have mechanically-minded kids you think should become history-minded as well, try enticing them with the story of Big Ben. https://www.youtube.com/embed/Qad6Q_RbQQ0?rel=0 https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/united-kingdom/england/london/articles/big-ben-facts-elizabeth-tower-london/ https://www.classicfm.com/discover-music/what-tune-does-big-ben-chime/ And if they want to know what the chimes ‘say’, it’s: Lord through this hour Be thou our guide                                                                                                                                            So by Thy power No foot shall slide. Although, as a […]

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