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Legends of America - American History, People, Legends, Old West, Travel Destinations, and Lots More. For the Nostaligic and Historic Minded.

Legends of America - American History, People, Legends, Old West, Travel Destinations, and Lots More. For the Nostaligic and Historic Minded.

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The James A. Garfield Administration: 1881 With Rutherford Hayes declining to run for a second term, the Republications chose James A. Garfield as their candidate at the convention in 1880. Garfield had a long career in the House of Representatives. Early Life James was born in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, in 1831. Fatherless at two, he was said to be a dreamer, with his head stuck in novels and lost in fantasy. He left home at sixteen and drove canal boat teams, where he fell overboard fourteen times in six weeks and ended up in bed seriously ill.

Halloween Scavenger Hunt (not just for for Kids) - Plan a Hauntingly Good Game! Think like a kid Sometimes, the biggest reason why there are things that we think kids will like but they don’t is that we are not meeting their expectations. This is because we think like adults and expect what adults will like and will find to be fun to be fun for children. American Slave Narratives From 1936 to 1938, over 2,300 former slaves from across the American South were interviewed by writers and journalists under the aegis of the Works Progress Administration. These former slaves, most born in the last years of the slave regime or during the Civil War, provided first-hand accounts of their experiences on plantations, in cities, and on small farms. Their narratives remain a peerless resource for understanding the lives of America's four million slaves. What makes the WPA narratives so rich is that they capture the very voices of American slavery, revealing the texture of life as it was experienced and remembered.

PBS: Lewis and Clark February 15, 2016 What was America like at the time of Lewis and Clark? Read Circa 1803. Site MapThe Corps of Discovery didn't always know where it was going. 40 maps that explain the world Maps can be a remarkably powerful tool for understanding the world and how it works, but they show only what you ask them to. So when we saw a post sweeping the Web titled "40 maps they didn't teach you in school," one of which happens to be a WorldViews original, I thought we might be able to contribute our own collection. Some of these are pretty nerdy, but I think they're no less fascinating and easily understandable.

Halloween Party Games When I was young I can remember going to a Halloween Party where they had boxes you can stick your hand in and touch things inside that you could not see. Each box had a label on the outside that said things like; Eyeballs, Brains, Fingers etc.. When you touched them it really felt like you were touching those things and being young it could get really gross. American Revolution: Early Colonial Era 1000 A.D. -Leif Ericson, a Viking seaman, explores the east coast of North America and sights Newfoundland, establishing a short-lived settlement there. 1215 - The Magna Carta document is adopted in England, guaranteeing liberties to the English people, and proclaiming basic rights and procedures which later become the foundation stone of modern democracy. 1492 - Christopher Columbus makes the first of four voyages to the New World, funded by the Spanish Crown, seeking a western sea route to Asia. On October 12, sailing the Santa Maria, he lands in the Bahamas, thinking it is an outlying Japanese island. 1497 - John Cabot of England explores the Atlantic coast of Canada, claiming the area for the English King, Henry VII.

The Oregon Trail This web site is brought to you by teachers Michael Trinklein and Steven Boettcher, creators of The Oregon Trail, the award-winning documentary film which aired nationally on PBS. During the three years we spent researching the film, we found lots of great material we thought would be great for teachers and home schoolers--so we built this this site to make it all available. Enjoy the adventure! Copyright c. 2012 by Boettcher+Trinklein Inc. All the articles on this site were written by Michael Trinklein. Contact us at Signs of the Times: Astrological Ages Age of Cancer: 8640 to 6480 BC Cancer rules: Food, Agriculture, Houses and house building, Community, Motherhood, and Family. This age hosted the Neolithic Revolution and the invention of agriculture around the world. The traditional dates for the Neolithic Revolution are 9000 to 6000 BC, a rather exact fit for the Age of Cancer. The traditional area for this new activity was the Near East. This was part of a matrix that included Eastern and Mediterranean Europe, and the Nile river valley.

Virtual Pumpkin Carving for Kids ABCya is the leader in free educational computer games and mobile apps for kids. The innovation of a grade school teacher, ABCya is an award-winning destination for elementary students that offers hundreds of fun, engaging learning activities. Millions of kids, parents, and teachers visit each month, playing over 1 billion games last year. Apple, The New York Times, USA Today, Parents Magazine and Scholastic, to name just a few, have featured ABCya’s popular educational games. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) The new Texas Almanac 2014-2015 is here! Known as "the source of all things Texan," the Texas Almanac is the go-to guide for all subjects relating to Texas industries, commerce, history, government, sports, and other vital aspects of the Lone Star State. And it can be yours when you order your copy today! Packed with articles, hundreds of full-color photographs, maps, and data, the 752-page Texas Almanac is heralded as the premier reference guide for everything Texan.

Biographies for Middle School students Go Back: Virtual Middle School Library Home / Web Sites for Students Menu / Biographies African-Americans Black History Month - You will find biographies, timelines, articles, and puzzles. All this is from InfoPlease. Black History Milestones - There are biographies and information about many events in Black history.