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A History of Halloween Costumes [Infographic] The traditional and cultural even that we know today as Halloween – super famous in countries like the United States, Canada, Ireland and the United Kingdom – was actually born more than ten centuries ago, inspired by the celebrations and origins of ancient peoples like the Celts. Truth be told, the first official record of the word “Halloween”is very, very old. The term was born thanks to the contraction of the Scottish term “Allhallow –eve”, which means the eve of All Saints’ Day and was considered a holy night. However, there’s also a religious side to this explanation. Related Resources from B2C» Free Webcast: Digital Skills & Talent Gap Study Summary of Top Findings and How to Apply for 2015 Learning Programs Source

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. This web site provides an opportunity to read a sample of these narratives, and to see some of the photographs taken at the time of the interviews. American Studies Hypertexts at the University of Virginia This page was begun as part of the American Hypertext Workshop at the University of Virginia, Summer 1996. Last Modified: March 6, 1998 Another AS Hypertext

14 Days in October: The Cuban Missile Crisis As of July 1, 2013 ThinkQuest has been discontinued. We would like to thank everyone for being a part of the ThinkQuest global community: Students - For your limitless creativity and innovation, which inspires us all. Teachers - For your passion in guiding students on their quest. Partners - For your unwavering support and evangelism. Parents - For supporting the use of technology not only as an instrument of learning, but as a means of creating knowledge. We encourage everyone to continue to “Think, Create and Collaborate,” unleashing the power of technology to teach, share, and inspire. Best wishes, The Oracle Education Foundation

It’s Monstrous! 4 Themes & 20+ Activities Kids Will Love You Explored This Halloween | Sprout English “There is magic, but you have to be the magician. You have to make the magic happen.” ~ Sidney Sheldon, Are You Afraid of the Dark? Halloween is around the corner, so it’s a great time to engage kids with themes that explore the mysterious, dark, and terrifying. These are themes you probably haven’t broached yet. However, most of these themes offer a way to teach children English as well as science and math. The idea is to get students to experiment and explore. Do You Believe in Magic? Kids enjoy learning about witches and wizards, which is why Harry Potter is one of the most watched films. Magic potions – In pairs, students create magic potions to solve problems they face. Eeek! Monsters are fun for kids. Draw my monster – Students draw monsters, then are put in pairs. Zombies Older kids will enjoy exploring language by learning about zombies. Surviving a zombie apocalypse – Divide students in groups and tell them the world has been infested with zombies. Ghosts Where would I haunt?

Home | Archiving Early AmericaArchiving Early America | Your Window Into America's Founding Years! American Forum - Fast-Food History Activity #1: Where Did Our Food Originate? Introduction Most foods were domesticated in prehistoric times by Stone Age peoples. This activity helps students gain an understanding of point of origin and domestication, as well as an understanding of the debt that we owe to our early ancestors. Objective To understand the concepts of point of origin and domestication. Materials A cheeseburger and a cola (or other foods) purchased from a local fast-food chain; a map of the world; access to an encyclopedia (in the class, school library, on-line or at home); you may wish to purchase or request that your school library acquire Reay Tannahill' s Food in History (New York: Crown, 1988). Procedures Place the food on your desk. Ask students to list the components that go into making cheeseburgers and colas. Ask students to identify the geographic area of origin or domestication of each ingredient. Activity #2: Dissemination of Food Products to the United States Suggestions for Further Crosby, Alfred W.

Spooky Science Ideas By Deva Dalporto With all of its creepy, spooky elements, Halloween is a great time for some mad science! Here are four freakily fabulous science experiments that will chill and thrill your students: DIY Creepy Lava Lamp: Teach your students about polar molecules with this great, ghoulish activity. It’s easy and has a big “wow” factor. Black Dry Ice Bubbles: Halloween is a great time to bust out the dry ice and teach your students about the properties of carbon dioxide. Slime Time: Get your hands dirty and give your students a lesson in polymers with this icky, sticky experiment. Ghost Dance: Give your students a lesson in static electricity with this spooky ghost experiment.

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.

Civil Rights Oral History Collection The Collection: In February of 2001, the Spokesman-Review produced a month long series of articles on black history titled "Through Spokane's Eyes Moments in Black History," focusing in particular on the civil rights movement of the 1960s. As part of that series, Rebecca Nappi conducted a series of interviews with individuals with ties to both the civil rights movement and to Spokane. The guide to this collection may now be found in the Manuscripts section of MASC under the number Cage 683. The Oral Histories: Jerrelene Williamson relates her sense of the civil rights movement in Spokane to events in Alabama. Searching the Database: Entering search terms in the box located at the top of the page will search across all of the database fields. Creating the Database: Mark O'English added RM files to the CONTENTdm database, using URLs pointing to a RealSystem Server, created the descriptive records, and provided subject and genre terms.

Spellbook My love potion Here I stir my witches brew, to make someone fall in love with you. with a dash of pox, and a dead man's toe, grass from a yard where fungus grows. some oil of boil, a dead snake's tail add some powdered kisses, and this can not fail! a jack o' lantern's grin, some pre-boxed beauty, add a drop of wine, and this potion is your booty!! A transformation spell i want to fly! add one quart of blood, and six rabbit's feet, im really getting this, i can't be beat!! an eye from a newt, a finger from the dead, then turn three times, and pluck a hair from my head a big juicy tongue, an old garbage can, say: GOBBELDY GOOK AND OL FLIM-FLAM, and a nice old,rotten ham. now stir to a boil, mix it well, on my command, begin thy magic spell!!! Both by Danielle, aged 12 A warning to nasty children out there Change your ways or else beware. To your cauldron add some spice- Wicked children are made nice. A rotten apple and a goldfish bone To melt their thoughtless hearts of stone. By Phoenix

American History Central - Digital Encyclopedia of American History Scholar Essays: Boardinghouses In the summer of 1900 a boardinghouse for artists began operation in the quiet shoreline town of Old Lyme, Connecticut. For the next two decades Miss Florence Griswold’s house on Main Street was home to one of the most famous art colonies in America and critical to the development of American Impressionism. This is a special story, but boardinghouses, where people paid to live and eat with others, once affected the lives of many Americans. The boardinghouse era, from about 1875 to 1920, came into being with the burgeoning of cities. By 1910 as many as one-third to one-half of urban Americans had been boarders at some time or lived in a home that had boarders. Inspired by this model, textile-mill owners in Massachusetts and Connecticut housed women employees in boardinghouses aimed at keeping them healthy, safe, and moral. An important variant of the American boardinghouse appeared at the end of the 19th century: the summer boardinghouse. Eventually it had failed.

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