Monthly Archives: July 2022

HISTORY CHALLENGE: ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS

Have your kids look up the statues and other iconic roadside attractions on display in towns and cities across your country and see who can find the oldest one. Kenora, Ontario has had Husky the Muskie since 1967. https://cottagelife.com/general/kenoras-husky-the-muskie-statue-to-be-restored/

TRIVIA TRAIL: FIRST WOMAN TO CIRCUMNAVIGATE THE WORLD

Question: Who was the first woman to circumnavigate the world? Answer: Jeanne Baret. https://www.sea.museum/2020/07/27/the-extraordinary-circumnavigation-of-jeanne-baret https://www.philipkallan.com/single-post/the-first-woman-to-circumnavigate-the-world?fbclid=IwAR2qUZOPabhN0CmGA8G3PrmdlsCE1g2II83vvhPGY8dRpb7arLCU7iUM440

HISTORY-IN-THE-MAKING: POPE FRANCIS’S PENITENTIAL PILGRIMAGE

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/edmonton-pope-alberta-apology-1.6530947 And residential schools, and all other atrocities committed against native peoples in Europe’s ‘discovered’ lands, were set in motion by this:

HISTORIC THEATRE SHARE: DRIVE-IN MOVIES

Summer at the Drive-In https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/the-history-of-the-drive-in-movie-theater-51331221/

HISTORIC GAME SHARE: CROQUET

https://kids.britannica.com/students/article/croquet/273866 http://www.oxfordcroquet.com/history/origins1.asp https://www.pgpedia.com/c/croquet

HISTORY SHARE: SUMMER CAMPS

The photo above shows my father delivering my nephew and one of his friends to a summer camp back in 1986. https://www.history.com/news/why-fear-of-big-cities-led-to-the-creation-of-summer-camps https://oxford.universitypressscholarship.com/view/10.1093/oso/9780190496548.001.0001/oso-9780190496548-chapter-4

TRIVIA TRAIL: THE GARBAGE OFFENSIVE

Question: What was the name of the activist youth group that dumped garbage in the middle of New York streets in 1969 to call attention to the lack of a good garbage collection system in their East Harlem neighbourhoods? Answer: The Young Lords https://tinyurl.com/k2kwaazf

BLATANT SELF-PROMOTION FOR SIDE TRIP BOOK 2: SHIELD OF BEOM

If you’re interested in downloading a free PDF excerpt of the second book in my Side Trip duology, go to: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BooksWeLovebookclub/permalink/1678206512537059 You’ll find lots of other great books at BWL too. https://www.bookswelove.com/

HISTORY SHARE: BATTLE OF BRITAIN

https://www.iwm.org.uk/history/8-things-you-need-to-know-about-the-battle-of-britain

HAPPY EID AL-ADHA 2022

Happy Eid al-Adha to those who practice the Muslim faith. https://www.teenvogue.com/story/eid-al-adha-islamic-holiday-facts https://tinyurl.com/yezkhayz

Historical Debate Society for Girls and Boys

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