Author Archives: Renee Duke
These little birds might not be considered much of a Christmas symbol in North America, but they definitely are in the UK, and make frequent appearances on cards and Christmas cakes. Two children’s Christmas books about robins are The Wise Robin by Noel Barr and Coming Home by Michael Morpurgo.
A lot of shops, streets, and houses have already had Christmas displays for some time, but now that we have officially entered into Advent: https://www.history.com/topics/christmas/history-of-christmas
The hundredth anniversary of the discovery of, and entering into, of King Tutankhamun’s tomb on the 26th of November, 1922 wasn’t the only hundredth anniversary occurring in 2022. It was also: But the greater/lesser anniversaries of noteworthy events are important too, and are something that could be used to interest kids in all kinds of […]
One hundred years ago today, British archaeologist, Howard Carter and his financial backer, George Herbert, fifth Earl of Carnarvon, entered the famous tomb of the Egyptian pharaoh, Tutankhamun, that Carter had discovered three weeks earlier. Unlike most tombs in the Valley of Kings, it had not been plundered. Until they came along that is. https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/entrance-to-king-tuts-tomb-discovered […]
Religious freedom was not the only, or even the main reason, America’s pilgrim fathers wanted to go to the New World. https://tinyurl.com/yyf8mohd