Monthly Archives: February 2022

HISTORY IN THE MAKING: TALKING TO KIDS ABOUT THE RUSSIAN INVASION OF UKRAINE

I was quite young at the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis, and really only recall being vaguely aware of grown-up talk connected to newspaper and television reports, so I was obviously not all that concerned. Media coverage today takes many forms and is much more extensive, so kids are likely to feel concerned. https://apnews.com/article/how-to-talk-to-children-about-russia-invasion-ukraine-78e940dfaeada370107f2d5ba1a1dda8

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HISTORY SHARE: COLD WAR CLOSE CALLS

With the Russian invasion of the Ukraine now a horrific reality, a look-back at some tense Cold War moments. https://tinyurl.com/yd86v7mf https://tinyurl.com/bddx2mty

BLACK HISTORY MONTH SHARE: HARRIET TUBMAN’S CIVIL WAR WORK

Harriet Tubman led many slaves to freedom via the Underground Railway, and was a pretty good spy, too. https://www.history.com/news/harriet-tubman-combahee-ferry-raid-civil-war

HISTORY SHARE: MOUNT RUSHMORE

Happy Presidents’ Day, America. https://kids.kiddle.co/Mount_Rushmore

BLACK HISTORY MONTH SHARE: BOOK REFUSAL

This story is told in the children’s book, Ron’s Big Mission, by Rose Blue and Corinne Naden.

HISTORIC DISCOVERY SHARE: THINGS FOUND BY KIDS

It’s not just grown-ups who find items of historic significance. https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2018/10/23/this-year-old-pulled-an-ancient-sword-swedish-lake-does-that-make-her-queen/ https://www.ancient-origins.net/news-history-archaeology/irish-historic-sword-0014174 https://www.ancient-origins.net/news-history-archaeology/ancient-log-boat-0013836

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY 2022

HISTORIC PHOTO: CLOSE COUPLE

With Valentine’s Day coming up, an example of how love can be eternal. Religious divisions between Catholics and Protestants went on long after the Reformation and were obviously still strong in Roermond, Holland when a Catholic woman and Protestant man married and shared life together for thirty-eight years. Because of those divisions, they were not […]

HISTORY SHARE: RING BOX DIORAMAS

https://www.thevintagenews.com/2016/05/01/artist-transforms-vintage-ring-boxes-into-detailed-historical-dioramas-2/

HISTORIC WHO AM I?: ROYAL BABY

Question: A royal baby born on February 11th was, in turn, the daughter, sister, niece, wife, mother, and grandmother of a King of England. Who was she? Answer: Elizabeth of York, born February 11th, 1466. https://britroyals.com/tudor.asp?id=elizabeth_york

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