In Flanders Fields

In Flanders Fields John McCrae, 1915. In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were…

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The War to End All Wars: Homeschool Paper

My 12 year old studied World War I recently and wrote about it as a part of history.  She included maps of pre- and post-war Europe, as well.  I’m awfully proud of how well she did with it, and am posting it here for your perusal. ¤ ¦ ¤ ¦ ¤ ¦ ¤ ¦ ¤ ¦ ¤ ¦ ¤ ¦ ¤ ¦ ¤ ¦ ¤ ¦ ¤ ¦ ¤ ¦ ¤ ¦ ¤ ¦ ¤ ¦ ¤   Let’s take a trip back to 1914. Many…

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War Between the States

How awesome is it that my seventh grader is gearing up to study the Civil War War of Northern Agression War Between the States now, as we mark the 150th anniversary of the beginning of that war? Honestly, I think I might have to see if I can find something online that will guide us…

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Shameful

  Our older daughter is studying Manifest Destiny this week in history.  It’s a huge black mark on American history, and shameful.  She’s preparing her first draft of her paper on the topic as I type this. We just finished watching “We Shall Remain,” a part of Ken Burns’ series on American history.  I focused…

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History with Attitude

I saw these posters at Design Milk and laughed! There are more (you should be able to get to them by clicking the picture above), but they are not necessarily safe for your kids to see.  But they are definitely funny!

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It’s Lincoln’s 200th Birthday Today

But Google is celebrating Darwin’s 200th instead. Seriously. Not that the picture isn’t pretty, but I kind of think it’s strange that they’d ignore Lincoln.  I’ll bet they combine him with Washington, ala “Presidents’ Day” next week instead.  I still think that both men deserve their own days.

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Ely Place

I was watching EWTN tonight, and there was a show on about Saint Etheldreda’s at Ely Place. They talked about the chapel, second oldest Catholic Church in England, and the history of the Church in England. Once again, I was stunned by the brutality of Henry VIII and the extremes he and his heirs (save…

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Converts from Islam

I was wondering about saints to whom I could go for intercessory prayer in relation to Muslims converting to Christianity. So I did a search at the Patron Saint site (very helpful site, you know). These are the saints I came up with. *Saint Flora of Cordoba: Memorial 24 November Profile Born to Muslim parents.…

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The Dark Ages

What do you think when you see a professor of philosophy (specifically at Birbeck College, University of London) quoted as saying this? Seven centuries after the beginnings of classical civilisation in the Greece of Pericles and Socrates, an oriental superstition, consisting of an amalgam of dying and resurrecting god myths and myths about the impregnation…

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