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January’s history based or bygone era TV and/or movie suggestions: Cool Runnings (Disney, 1993) (1988 Winter Olympics) The Gold Rush (1925) (Klondike Gold Rush) Peter The Great (1986) (18th Century Russia)    


Kids in British Columbia’s sunny Okanagan are now back in school, but earlier this week, the Okanagan wasn’t so sunny, and they had a couple of ‘Snow Days’ – something that hasn’t happened in this region for decades. (For the benefit of those who don’t ever have them, a snow day is a day that […]


Question: How many spectators attended the first Winter Olympics in Chamonix, France in 1924? Answer: Ten thousand spectators assembled to watchtwo hundred and fifty-eight competitors from sixteen different countries. Less than a dozen were female, and all of those were figure skaters. A kid-competitor, twelve-year-old Norwegian skater, Sonja Henie, didn’t fare too well at those […]


February celebrations and events with histories kids might like to investigate. Candlemas (February 2nd, worldwide Christian celebration of the presentation of the Infant Jesus at the Temple after the purification of His mother, Mary) Groundhog Day (February 2nd, USA & Canada) Viareggio Carnevale (February 4th – March 4th, Viareggio, Italy) Sapporo Snow Festival (February 5th […]

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