Carpe DiemSchool StartsAugust 30th, 2017The big day is here.
This past summer I read a largely wonderful (and wonderfully large) book by Bill Bryson titled One Summer: America 1927. The book is full of topics and people that don’t always make it into history textbooks. So let me give you … Continue reading
They are, perhaps, the best American love story I know of. John and Abigail Adams were a matched set. Both had incredible minds and were in favor of declaring independence from Great Britain before nearly anyone else in the … Continue reading
In the past few years I have had several people suggest that we start history classes with modern day and then work backwards through history slowly revealing how recent events connect with the past. This makes a lot of sense … Continue reading
In the past we’ve mentioned over and over the empires and peoples of the Fertile Crescent, an area we today sort of generally refer to as ‘the Middle East’. Conflict in this region is not confined to ancient history and, … Continue reading
In talking about myths we neglected the topic of mythical creatures partly because we had other important things to talk about. It would be a shame not to at least consider a few however. Below are links to site run by the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Click the link that corresponds […]
So far we’ve spent a lot of time in this unit focusing on the religion half of this ‘Religion and Art’ unit. I’m feeling a bit guilty about this so as they say in sports its time to ‘go big … Continue reading