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HISTORY SHARE: SCHOOL DESEGREGATION

Something to share with your kids at this time of world-wide protest about systemic racism. Primary/Elementary: https://www.ducksters.com/history/civil_rights/ruby_bridges.php Middle/High School: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/24/little-rock-arkansas-school-segregation-racism

HISTORY SHARE: HISTORIC EDUCATION: BOARDING SCHOOLS

When a friend and I were reminiscing about being child devotees of books like Enid Blyton Mallory Towers, Naughtiest Girl, & St. Clare’s series, and Anthony Buckeridge’s Jennings series we both admitted to thinking that life at boarding schools sounded like great fun and had wanted to go to one ourselves. “That’s because you bloody […]

HAPPY 5th BIRTHDAY, BLOG!

It was five years ago today that the first Time Travelling With Kids blog post appeared. I started it, partly, in order to entertain and/or enlighten adults and kids who are already history aficionados, but mostly to help parents and teachers spark an interest in kids who aren’t. So, Happy 5th Birthday, blog. And Happy […]

HISTORIC MOVIE IDEAS FOR SEPTEMBER

September’s history based or bygone era TV and/or movie suggestions are ‘Back To School’ related and should make kids either glad or sorry that they don’t go these ones. Goodbye Mr. Chips (1939) The Great St. Trinian’s Train Robbery * (1966) (Mid-20th Century) Jane Eyre (1943)  & the TV Mini-Series (1983) (Victorian Era) Tom Brown’s […]

HISTORIC TRADITIONS: SCHULTŰTEN

For two hundred years, children starting their first year of school in Germany have been presented with a Schültute, a paper cone filled with toys, school supplies, and treats. It began in 1817, when a church cantor presented one to a little girl called Jena, and the idea caught on. The cones have not always […]

HISTORY SHARE: HISTORIC SCHOOLS: ONE-ROOM SCHOOLS

Once education of the young began to be regarded as a necessity, a place in which to provide it also became a necessity. In North America, the first schools in rural areas were usually one-room buildings in which a solitary teacher taught children of all age levels. In small communities, the teacher might have only […]

THE RAGGED SCHOOL MUSEUM (RE-POST)

In The Mud Rose, my young time travellers connect to their Victorian mudlarks through a visit to London’s Ragged School Museum. This museum was once the Barnardo-run Copperfield Ragged School, the largest of the schools supplying free education to the children of the poor. Now, however, it supplies not-so poor modern children with information on […]

HISTORY TIDBIT: HISTORIC SCHOOLS

Unless they live in British Columbia, Canada (where the government is currently disinclined to provide them with an education), most kids in the Northern Hemisphere are now back in school. Schools cover many subjects, one of them being history, but schools don’t just teach history, some of them are, themselves, historic. Though schools have been […]

THE RAGGED SCHOOL MUSEUM

In The Mud Rose, my young time travellers connect to their Victorian mudlarks through a visit to London’s Ragged School Museum. This museum was once the Barnardo-run Copperfield Ragged School, the largest of the schools supplying free education to the children of the poor. Now, however, it supplies not-so poor modern children with information on […]

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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