Monthly Archives: November 2021

TRIVIA TRAIL: SAMUEL LANGHORNE CLEMENS’S LESSER-KNOWN PEN NAME

Question: Famous American writer, Samuel Langhorne Clemens most often used the pen name Mark Twain, but he also used others. What name did he use for some travel letters published in the Keokuk Daily Post in 1856-57? Answer: Thomas Jefferson Snodgrass. https://www.keokuklibrary.org/snodgrass-detailed https://americanwritersmuseum.org/mr-snodgrass-and-the-maid-of-orleans/ https://time.com/5313628/mark-twain-real-name/ https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/mark-twain-quotes

HISTORY SHARE: CATS IN ANCIENT EGYPT

https://tinyurl.com/dz8n5ewm

HAPPY THANKSGIVING, U.S.A. 2021

Have a safe, socially distanced, Thanksgiving. https://tinyurl.com/yxd2zrx8

HISTORY SHARE: THANKSGIVING RACCOON

Apparently, turkeys aren’t the only critters U.S. presidents have pardoned. And in this case, even allowed to move into the White House. https://tinyurl.com/yyjuzgyf https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/raccoon-was-once-thanksgiving-feast-fit-president-180973665/

HISTORY LURE: LIFE ABOARD THE MAYFLOWER

Kids who are lukewarm on learning history often don’t mind doing so if it’s presented ‘dramatically enough’, and with the American Thanksgiving Day approaching might enjoy recreating life aboard the Mayflower. https://tinyurl.com/y2rhanh4

HISTORY SHARE: WAR CATS

It wasn’t just dogs and horses that did their bit. https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/four-legs-good/91888755/how-cats-played-a-key-wartime-role

TRIVIA TRAIL: DP CAMPS

Question: What were DP camps in post-WW II Europe? Answer: Displaced Persons camps. https://tinyurl.com/8p9zj7w3

HISTORIC RE-BUILD: LONDON’S CARLTON PUB

London’s Carlton Pub was the only building on its street not destroyed in the Blitz. Just as it was about to get protected as a heritage site, developers bulldozed it. Imagine their dismay when a judge ordered them to rebuild it – brick by brick. https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2021/mar/21/rising-from-the-rubble-london-pub-rebuilt-brick-by-brick-after-bulldozing https://www.foodandwine.com/news/carlton-tavern-london-pub-rebuilt-illegal-demolition

BLATANT SELF-PROMOTION: SMASHWORDS SALE 2021

If your child or teen has an e-reader, all of my books, and those of my publisher’s other writers, are currently on sale at Smashwords. https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/reneedukebwl

HISTORIC ANIMAL SHARE: TINY WW II HERO

War dogs didn’t have to be big to be heroes. https://nypost.com/2018/12/01/how-a-tiny-yorkie-became-a-world-war-ii-hero/

Historical Debate Society for Girls and Boys

The Historical Debate Society for girls and boys is a society where kids can put their ideas about the latest historical debate and put their own debate. Join in!

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