Monthly Archives: April 2019
HISTORIC WORTH A VISIT: WESTMINSTER ABBEY’S HIDDEN GALLERY
If you’re going to be visiting London and (a) want your kids to know more about Britain’s historic connections between church and state, and (b) are willing to part with an extra five quid on top of the abbey’s twenty quid entrance fee, this fairly new ‘old’ exhibit might be of interest of you. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/art-and-architecture/article-after-a-700-year-slumber-a-secret-attic-filled-with-treasures-will-be/ […]
TRIVIA TRAIL: HISTORIC ZOO
Question: The world’s oldest scientific zoo opened to the public over one hundred and ninety years ago. Where is it located? Answer: In Regent’s Park, London, England.
HISTORY CHALLENGE: GRECO-ROMAN HISTORY QUIZ
TRIVIA TRAIL: TRANSFORMERS
Question: What do the popular Transformer toys have to do with the Holocaust? Answer: They were invented by Holocaust survivor, Henry Orenstein, now in his nineties, and still inventing. https://www.facebook.com/HistoryBites/videos/1773924329534947/?hc_ref=ARTbpQNPlHn9Cbzh3oOOLO7d0mpSTW8DIoVJSoT1kmHQY4od4MpjRdoOeyAKxQdGJjA He also wrote a book, entitled, I Shall Live.
HISTORY LURE: HISTORY IN THE MAKING
What is ‘news’ today, will, in just a few short years, become history. Encourage your young teens to pick out a story they think might one day make it into the history books and follow its progress. Example: The world-wide condemned abduction of Nigerian schoolgirls back in 2014. (Yes, it’s been five years, and many […]
HISTORY SHARE: SMART CHICKEN
One of the chickens destined to become food for the troops during the American Civil War decided it would be better to become the personal egg-layer for the guy in charge – Robert E. Lee. https://emergingcivilwar.com/2012/02/20/war-chicken/
HISTORY SHARE: HISTORIC HOUSEWORK
If your kids complain about helping with household chores (or perhaps, at the moment, spring cleaning) tell them to be thankful they’re not still living in medieval times. https://www.historyextra.com/period/medieval/middle-ages-women-life-marriage-housewives-role-jobs-wear-clothes-husbands/?utm_source=Facebook+referral&utm_medium=Facebook.com&utm_campaign=Bitly&fbclid=IwAR3j1fmjq-6BdAxmQ7hTKVtHYvND8Z-tgLayu8g_N6PEGk8TbZmX3Dx9_24
TRIVIA TRAIL: HISTORIC BLOW-UP
Question: Italy’s Vesuvius isn’t the only volcanic mountain with a claim to fame. What mountain erupted in April 1815 and led to 1816 being ‘a year without summer’? Answer: Mount Tambora on the northern coast of the island of Sumbawa in Indonesia, https://www.britannica.com/place/Mount-Tambora