Monthly Archives: April 2022

HISTORY SHARE: THE SIEGE OF LENINGRAD

Younger kids https://academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Siege_of_Leningrad Older Kids https://www.history.com/news/the-siege-of-leningrad https://www.rferl.org/a/russia-ukraine-invasion-mariupol-siege-leningrad-survivors/31765250.html

HISTORY SHARE: VIETNAMESE REFUGEES

There have been a lot of refugees fleeing war over the last few decades. The first I remember hearing about were the Vietnamese Boat People. https://tinyurl.com/2fwxzsv6

HISTORIC EMPIRE: SOVIET UNION

To help kids learn about the empire many think Vladimir Putin is trying to recreate; how it got started, and how it eventually disintegrated, visit: https://tinyurl.com/y7gefbsr

HISTORY SHARE: WAR CRIMES

War Crimes is a term kids will have been hearing a lot about lately, and older ones can be encouraged to learn more about past crimes that were labelled such, and express their opinions on both those and what’s going on in Ukraine and other places around the world today. https://kids.britannica.com/students/article/war-crime/277652 https://www.history.com/news/war-crime-international-criminal-court

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HISTORY DEBATE TOPIC: EUROPE’S NEW HITLER

Older kids might be interested in arguing for or against Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine being similar to Adolf Hitler’s invasion of Czechoslovakia – the first in a series of ‘take-overs’ with the ultimate goal being world domination. https://www.voanews.com/a/is-putin-the-new-hitler-/6476408.html https://www.grunge.com/784872/hitler-vs-putin-their-biggest-similarities-and-differences/ https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nazis-take-czechoslovakia

HAPPY EASTER 2022

HISTORIC SPECULATION: WHAT DID JESUS LOOK LIKE?

https://www.history.com/news/what-did-jesus-look-like https://www.history.com/news/jesus-early-painting-discovery-israel

GOOD FRIDAY 2022

HISTORY SHARE: UKRAINIAN PYSANKA EGGS

Though now associated with Easter, the history of Ukraine’s beautiful pysanka eggs goes back a long way, and predates the Christian religion. https://pysankamosaic.com/pages/history-of-the-art https://pointswestliving.com/news_detail.php?id=151 https://www.unian.info/society/2030-famed-ukrainian-easter-eggs-pysanky-have-a-rich-religious-and-cultural-history.html The world’s biggest model of one is in Vegreville, Alberta, Canada. https://www.vegreville.com/p/worlds-largest-pysanka To find resources for teaching kids about Ukrainian Easter eggs, visit: http://www.supercoloring.com/coloring-pages/pysanky-ukrainian-easter-egg https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Browse/Search:pysanky%20eggs

HISTORIC CELEBRATIONS: UKRAINIAN EASTER TRADITIONS

Sadly, people will probably not be able to follow these traditions much in many parts of Ukraine this year. https://www.ukrainianclassickitchen.ca/index.php?topic=4947.0 https://www.thespruceeats.com/ukrainian-easter-bread-recipe-paska-1137468

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