Bonus Corner - Corbett Harrison

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Welcome to May 1!
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World History:
1851: The Great Exhibition Hall opened in
London inside the Crystal Palace. It boasted
8 miles of tables and 10,000 exhibitors,
showing the latest technology. If such an
exhibit was open today, what “latest
and greatest” things would be on
American History:
1883: Buffalo Bill (William Cody) performed
his first Wild West Show. Although the
cowboy was only in existence (officially)
for about 20 years, there were many
appealing elements about that icon. What
is interesting about the life of a cowboy in
your view?
Word of the day:
Natural rights: The ownership of natural
features such as the water. When people in
the West purchase property, they often also
need to purchase water rights or their land is
dry. For what circumstances would water be
Bonus Corner:
“When I joined Custer I donned the uniform
of a soldier. It was a bit awkward at first but
I soon got to be perfectly at home in men's
Calamity Jane (born on this date in 1852)
What kind of clothing to you find most
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World History:
Who was born on this date?
• The year was 1892.
• My real name was Manfred von
• My nickname had a color in it.
• Snoopy (the cartoon dog)
fought me all of the time!
American History:
1863: Some days are quite unfortunate.
Confederate General Thomas “Stonewall”
Johnson was injured by his own troops. He
died 8 days later. Pen a possible letter to
his wife that does not lie but also does not
indicate he lost his life because of one of his
Word of the day:
Cultural identity: Characteristics which
persons of a given culture feel stand for their
group. For instance, Girl Scouts have
a uniform that is consistent with
most Girl Scouts. What do
Americans use to stand for
Bonus Corner:
What happened on this date?
• The year was 1933.
• It was seen and recorded in the local
• The country is Scotland.
• The creature is not always thought to be
real but many believers were added this day!
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World History:
1915: Britain had a three problems during
World War I (according to the chancellor):
Germany, Austria and Drink. It seems that
the persons building the ammunition were
behind schedule because of their drinking.
Make a list of 10 excuses they might come
up with.
American History:
1948: All Americans realize that African
Americans were granted full citizenship in
1865 at the end of the Civil War. However,
it was not until this date that it became
illegal to keep African Americans from
buying certain properties. If you had money
to buy property, where and what would you
Word of the day:
Class: Group or type of people. This sorting
is usually based on income and often called
socioeconomic level. What “class” would
you most like to be a part of? What might
you need to do to be part of
that group?
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What was added on this date?
• The year was 1921.
• The location was West Virginia.
• When people went to purchase goods,
the price was more than listed.
• The experience was so taxing!
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World History:
1979: The first female British Prime Minister,
Margaret Thatcher, is sworn in on this date.
She made great changes to England but was
also quite outspoken. She would often
offend people who’s help she needed.
What is problematic with that?
American History:
1776: Rhode Island may be
small but mighty! The state declared it’s
independence from England two months
prior to the nation’s declaration. Where
is Rhode Island? What states border it?
Word of the day:
Federalist: Federalists were supporters of
the constitution and favored a strong
central government. Others favored stronger
rights afforded to the states. Why is it
valuable to have a strong national
Bonus Corner:
Horace Mann, Educator born on this date in
1796, once said:
“Education then, beyond all other devices of
human origin, is the great equalizer of the
conditions of men, the balance-wheel of the
social machinery.”
What does he mean by “the great
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World History:
1818: Karl Marx, founder of communism,
was born on this date. Communism is a
governmental type in which all persons
work and all share equally. What is valuable
about earning your own money and
spending it as you choose?
American History:
1956: Jim Bailey sets a new record in the
mile and breaks the four minute barrier with
a time of 3:58.6. Interpret what those
numbers mean. Do you like to run? Why
or why not?
Word of the day:
Budget: A plan as to how money will be
spent. Maintaining a budget means that the
bills get paid, you get to eat and (if you are
lucky) you can plan some fun events. How do
you budget the money you receive?
Bonus Corner:
“The theory of Communism may be
summed up in one sentence: Abolish all
private property.”
-Karl Marx
How do you react to Marx’s position?
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World History:
1889: The Paris Exposition opens. It’s most
prominent feature was the newly
constructed Eiffel Tower. This structure has
survived for over 120 years. What might
be the reason for its longevity?
American History:
1936: On this date in 1937, the Hindenburg,
becomes engulfed in flames and 36 die. It
was the largest airship ever constructed (800
feet in length which is almost 3 football
Fields) and Hitler was especially proud of it
(it was German made). How do you think
this impacted future airship travel?
Word of the day:
Mercantilism: The belief in commercialism
and trade. America boasts of many business
opportunities for hard working, innovative
persons. What kind of business would you
like to develop?
Bonus Corner:
In 1915, an actor named Orson Welles was
born. He was quite talented and he narrated
a radio program that terrified many
Americans at home because he made it
sound so real. What was the title of the
radio play? (or what was it about?)
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World History:
1867: What a blast! Alfred Noble invented
dynamite. He hoped that such a powerful
explosive would be a deterrent to war.
In his will, he funded the annual Nobel
Prizes in the pursuit of peaceful endeavors.
Who in our world today do you feel strives
most for peace?
American History:
1769 - 1789: George Washington
certainly saw a lot of changes on this
date. 1769 was when Washington took
resolutions to the British, complaining
about taxes. 1789 was the inaugural ball
Celebrating his becoming the first U.S.
President. What major events occurred
between these two years?
Word of the day:
Developed countries: Countries that have
established governments and social patterns.
Besides the United States, what other
developed country do you respect and why?
Bonus Corner:
Two of the most fabulous musicians of all
times were born on this day, 7 years apart.
Brahms (1833), German composer, lulled
people with his lullabies and sonatas.
Tchaikovsky (1840),Russian composer, bowled
listeners over with his big sound, including the
Nutcracker and Swan Lake. What type of
music and artists do you like best?
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World History:
1541: Hernando de Soto, explorer from
Spain, discovered the Mississippi River.
What river(s) are located near where you
live? What kinds of recreation do people
in your area do there?
American History:
1886: Coca Cola is first sold.
Its hard to imagine life without
carbonation! What do you
like best about carbonated
Word of the day:
Prime Meridian: A line through Greenwich,
England which is the zero value for longitude.
All other lines of longitude are in degrees
greater than zero east or west of that line.
What is the difference between longitude
and latitude?
Bonus Corner:
Peter Benchley is a name that most are not
familiar with but he wrote a book that a
movie was made from. His story made
people fearful of getting in the water.
What was the movie called and what was
terrifying the water?
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World History:
1671: Captain Blood, an Irishman, was
caught trying to steal the crown jewels
from the Tower of London. Needless to
say, the British were not pleased! Create
a scenario for why this clever thief was
American History:
1868: Reno, a town in northwestern
Nevada, is officially named after
General Jesse Lee Reno, a Union
officer in the Civil War. What is
the origin of your town’s
Word of the day:
Globalization: The process of establishing an
exchange of products or ideas on an
international basis. What would be the
advantage and disadvantage of this process?
Bonus Corner:
What is this man’s claim to fame?
• My name was James Barrie.
• I was born in 1860.
• I love to write.
• I just loved Wendy!
• I created a young boy who could fly and
never grew up!
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World History:
1940: Winston Churchill is promoted to
British Prime Minister. He came in with a
difficult job; he needed to defend Britain
and lead the fight against Adolf Hitler.
How does the pattern of life change when
you are in a war, especially one that is
brought to your shores?
American History:
1869: On this date, the transcontinental
railroad is completed at Promontory Point,
Utah. This ended, for the most part, wagon
trains, the Pony Express and the mystique
of the “wild” west. With a quicker system of
travel, what kinds of changes began to take
place? (Use your knowledge or imagination!)
Word of the day:
Popular sovereignty: The system in which
governmental power is maintained because
the people want the government to continue.
What do you admire most about our country
and the way it is run?
Bonus Corner:
Winston Churchill once said:
“You have enemies? Good. That means
you've stood up for something, sometime in
your life.”
Describe a time you stood up for something
that you knew would make some people
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World History:
1989: Kenya asks the world’s nations to ban
the sale of ivory. The African elephants
were facing extinction. Why would
someone justify ignoring the ban?
American History:
1647: Peter Stuyvesant became governor
of New Amsterdam. He was Dutch
and this early colony city grew and
as it grew, it changed its name.
What is the name of this city
Word of the day:
Quota: A set number of required items or
persons. Businesses often set target
quantities for production but also, in these
times of equality, quotas are established to
insure businesses hire mixed ethnic and
gender employees. What fields today still
seem to be male dominated?
Bonus Corner:
Salvadore Dali, famous
Spanish painter, was
born on this date in 1904.
One of his paintings is
shown here. Describe
what you see. Do you
think it is symbolic and if so, of what?
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World History:
1957: Watching the races can be dangerous!
Fourteen people were killed while
watching races in Spain. The race is
called the “Thousand Miles” Race. If you
were a driver, besides driving, what would
you do to stay focused?
American History:
1847: You can imagine the tedium of the
journey west by wagon train. “How far
have you gone?” you wonder. William
Clayton felt the same way and in this year,
invented the odometer. How could you
use an odometer on a trip with your family?
Word of the day:
Industrialization: The development of
capitalism. When a place develops industry,
people have a place to work. What industries
provide jobs where you live?
Bonus Corner:
Florence Nightingale, born in this day in
1820, served selflessly as a nurse. She once
“I think one's feelings waste themselves in
words; they ought all to be distilled into
actions which bring results.”
So what do you believe that you can
translate into action?
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World History:
1981: Pope John Paul II was shot on this
date while motoring through Rome in an
open car. Popes historically feel compelled
to get out and meet the people. How do
you think we could keep them safer?
American History:
1864: A Confederate soldier is the first
person to be buried in Arlington Cemetery.
The image of the cemetery is a powerful
view. Share your reactions.
Word of the day:
Democratic Capitalism: A business
atmosphere that is run fairly for all businesses.
What would be some guidelines that you
think would make your local businesses
Bonus Corner:
Who am I?
• I was born in 1950.
• I am a blind musician.
• One of my songs is “Superstition”.
• I am African American.
• My last name could be synonymous
with awe!
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World History:
1862: The Swiss have historically been in
the forefront of the timekeeping industry.
In this year, the chronograph was patented.
This allowed time to be determined to the
split-second. What are some
of the many uses of this
time piece?
American History:
1804: Lewis and Clark leave Missouri.
There are 28 men and one woman.
Despite the distance traveled, all but one
returned safely in the 2 year, 4 month
expedition. Who was the woman on this
Word of the day:
Community: A group of people, bonded
together via geography and/or industry.
What is the population where you live?
What is the largest community you know
of? What is the smallest?
Bonus Corner:
Who am I?
• I am from Germany.
• I was born in 1686.
• You will not know my first name but you
will recognize my last name.
• I invented the mercury thermometer.
• The temperature system was named for
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World History:
1981: Does Mexico have a lot of bugs?
They sure did on this date! Twenty million
Volkswagen Beetles rolled out of the factory
in Puebla, Mexico. What makes this little
car so appealing?
American History:
1856: San Francisco is a marvelous town
to visit but in this year, it was a Gold Rush
boom town and lawlessness ruled the day.
The people of San Francisco took the law
into their own hands and many criminals
were hung. Is it ever okay to take the law
to your own hands? Support your feelings.
Word of the day:
Antebellum America: The period of time
following the Civil War. The South really
struggled during this time. With much
destruction, freed slaves with limited skills,
and industries dependent on slave labor,
what might be some of the specific issues
related to each of these problems?
Bonus Corner:
Emily Dickenson was a fabulous
poet. She published over 800
poems by the time she died on this
date in 1886 but only five had
ever been published. If you became a writer,
what would be your genre and writing style?
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World History:
1943: The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising was
another tragic element of World War II.
The Jews, tired of being starved out, staged
a rebellion. Unfortunately, thousands more
died as a result with the Germans only
sustaining a casualty rate of 300. Why do
you think the Jews were not successful?
American History:
1869: America’s favorite pastime begins on
this date: the first professional baseball
game. What sports do you play? What
sports do you enjoy watching?
Who are your favorite teams?
Word of the day:
Industrial Revolution: The period of history
in which many businesses established
themselves. Industry evolved the life of the
people from rural/agriculture to city life.
What is fun about
living in a city?
Bonus Corner:
William Seward was born on this date in 1801.
While he was secretary of state, he purchased
a piece of property for $7,200,000. His
purchase was originally referred to as
“Seward’s Folly”, implying it was a waste of
money. Time has proved his decision wise.
What did he buy?
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World History:
1814: Norway becomes a limited monarchy.
Even today, there is a monarch but the
monarch has little authority. What appeals
to people with a monarchy?
American History:
1854: Racial segregation was dealt a severe
blow on this day. Brown v. the Board of
Education of Topeka ruled that it was
unconstitutional to segregates students
by race. Imagine if you were African
American, attending a formally all white
school during the next school year. What
would have been your thoughts?
Word of the day:
Segregation: The separation of individuals,
based on ethnic, heritage or gender issues.
Although America has made great strides in
limiting segregation, this practice still
continues in some areas. Why do you think
it takes so long for change to become
Bonus Corner:
Edward Jenner, born on this date in 1749,
began the move toward vaccinations.
Vaccinations are shots that prevent certain
diseases from ever happening. There is
controversy, however. Not every child
responds well to vaccines. Why are vaccines
usually mandatory? Should people have a
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World History:
1981: India becomes the 6th country to
have successfully tested nuclear weapons.
Nuclear power can be harnessed for good
but a great deal of fear still exists concerning
nuclear energy. What do people fear?
American History:
1860: The Republican Party officially
nominates Abraham Lincoln for president.
By 1865, he had served as president, he
survived a Civil War but not an assassin’s
bullet. If you were Lincoln and had a
glimpse of the future, what would you
have done?
Word of the day:
Grid: Perpendicular lines that provide a
framework of location, using latitude and
longitude. Today we can navigate with a
GPS in lieu of a map but the GPS has
its limitations. What do you miss if you don’t
have a map?
Bonus Corner:
Name the major
continents and oceans
of the world.
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World History:
1935: T.E. Lawrence, also known as
“Lawrence of Arabia”, passed away on this
day after a life time of service to England.
Lawrence spent much time in Arabia and
the writings he penned of his experience
made the events come to life! What is the
best thing ever written, in your estimation?
American History:
1715: As early as 1715, Americans realized
that our natural world would cease to exist
as we know it if we did not protect it. What
life creatures are on the endangered list
Word of the day:
Fragmentation: The splitting apart of a group,
often with opposing
viewpoints. What topics
seem to be quite
fragmented today?
Bonus Corner:
Malcolm X, born on this day in 1925, worked
throughout his life to impact rights for
minorities. He once said:
“If we don’t stand for something, we may
fall for anything.”
What did he mean?
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World History:
1498: Vasco de Gama becomes the first
European to reach India by water. What
was the great allure of India in this period
of time?
American History:
1862: The Homestead Act was approved.
Which of the following was NOT one of the
1. You received 160 acres.
2. You had to be over 21 and male only.
3. You had to cultivate the land.
4. You had to live there for at least 5 years.
5. The fee was $10.
Word of the day:
Concurrent powers: Powers shared by the
federal and state governments. Both
agencies play a part in things such as
education, roads and criminal prosecution.
Why do you think
these areas have
shared powers?
Bonus Corner:
Who am I?
• I was a inventor.
• I went into business with a Reno tailor.
• We developed a line of clothing that
was sturdy.
• We used rivets in the stitching.
• The clothing bears my name.
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World History:
427 B.C.E.: Plato, one of the three greatest
Philosophers of all times, was born on this
date. Two other ancients were also
renowned philosophers. Who were they?
American History:
1881: The Red Cross is founded. It was
established to help those who had been
victims of war or natural disaster, regardless
of what side they were on. Give examples
in the past few years of what the Red
Cross has been involved in.
Word of the day:
Anti-federalists: Persons who, in the 1880’s,
crusaded for stronger states rights. Those
who supported a stronger federal
government won out and the constitution
was formed. What would be problematic
if states have more power than the
Bonus Corner:
“I have an almost complete disregard of
precedent, and a faith in the possibility of
something better. It irritates me to be told
how things have always been done. I defy
the tyranny of precedent. I go for anything
new that might improve the past.”
-Clara Barton (one of the co-founders of the
Red Cross) What do think of her statement?
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World History:
1939: Italy and Germany create an alliance
That would later be known as the Axis
Powers. Think geography. Why did Hitler
want the Italian leader, Mussolini, as an
American History:
1843: The first major wagon train left
Missouri on this date to establish life in
the wild west (Oregon, to be exact!). This
group numbered a thousand. Imagine the
difficulties of the sheer numbers. What
would be challenges to the group?
Word of the day:
Manifest Destiny: The belief, in the 1800’s,
that the United States had a right to the land
between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans.
How could you refute this belief?
Bonus Corner:
Who am I?
• I was a quirky physician.
• I had a keen sense of the criminal mind.
• I was annoyingly intelligent.
• I worked with a friend who was also a
• I was created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
who was born on this day in 1859.
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World History:
1915: Italy declares war on Austria-Hungary.
Think geographically. Where is
Austria-Hungary in relationship to Italy?
American History:
1911: On this date in New York City, the
Public Library (the largest marble building in
the United States) was dedicated. With
the advent of the internet, readers and
audiobooks, libraries are evolving their
role. Draw a sketch of a library of the future.
Label the key elements.
Word of the day:
Medieval: The period of time between
ancient times and modern times. Describe
what life was like during that time.
Bonus Corner:
What was created in 1827?
• It was New York City.
• It was designed for very small people.
• Its purpose was to educate and entertain.
• Games, field trips and naps were all
part of the day.
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World History:
1543: Nicholas Copernicus dies. This
Polish astronomer theorized that the earth
revolved around the sun and that the
shifts of the earth created the seasons.
What is your favorite season and why?
American History:
1958: Two major press services in the
United States merge to create an
International news agency. We receive news
the moment it happens and from all over the
world. What is good and bad our
instantaneous access to news?
Word of the day:
Pre-agricultural society: Groups that were
hunter gatherers. Each day, the quest for
dinner was on. How did agriculture change
that lifestyle?
Bonus Corner:
What was open on this date?
• The year was 1883.
• The location was Massachusetts.
• It connected New York City and the
town in Massachusetts for which this
structure was named.
• No longer was the East River a problem.
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World History:
1944: Frank Oz was born. This Englishman
was the inspiration for the Muppets and
later shows like Sesame Street. Who
was your favorite character on either show
and what did you like about them?
American History:
1787: This marks the first meeting of
55 delegates, given the task of writing the
Constitution of the United States. This
document has lasted since then (with
slight adjustments via amendments!).
Imagine what you need to think about when
writing a document that can last centuries.
What do you need to think about?
Word of the day:
Desertification: The process by which fertile
land loses its fertility via poor farming
or drought. Many desert areas used to be
great lakes. How would we know that?
Bonus Corner:
What was the excitement of the day?
• It won several awards.
• It introduced us to a variety of different
futuristic creatures.
• It instilled a fondness for robots.
• It made also made us realize that we had
power within.
• Battles could be fought with light!
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World History:
1521: Martin Luther is banned from the
meetings of the church because of his
beliefs. He was the catalyst in the break
from the Catholic Church. Those who
followed him were called Protestants.
(notice the word protest in there!) What
church groups are part of this protest group?
American History:
1864: Abraham Lincoln added the Montana
Territory. He wanted to bolster the Union by
adding more free states. Montana is
a beautiful state. Describe
Montana geographically and
Its climate.
Word of the day:
Tribal government: Governments run by
indigenous peoples that have their own set
of laws within a larger nation. What do the
Native Americans govern that may be
different from the national government?
Bonus Corner:
Who was born on this date?
• The year was 1907.
• He was a big man.
• He was well loved.
• He starred in many westerns.
• He was nicknamed the “Duke”.
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World History:
1703: Peter I of Russia established the
capital – St. Petersburg. Although the
city bears his name and sounds
somewhat vain, he was instrumental in
making Russia a world power. What do
you think it takes to be a world power?
Think outside the box!
American History:
1647: People have always feared those
that were different. In this year, the first
“witch” was executed in Salem,
Massachusetts. What fears do people have
of today?
(Think of those who are
Word of the day:
Reservation system: The policy that placed
Native Americans in designated, selfcontained areas so that their native land
could be used by the expanding
United States (and not by the
Native Americans). Make a list of
all that is wrong with this policy.
Bonus Corner:
What famous structure does this refer to?
• The year was 1937.
• It took 5 years to build.
• It was the longest of its kind until 1964.
• It is located on the west coast.
• Its name starts with a natural element
and ends with a door in a fence.
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World History:
1908: Ian Fleming was born on this day.
He wrote and popularized the James
Bond series. What is your favorite action
or adventure film and why?
American History:
1937: John Steinbeck publishes his first
successful novel. One of his most famous
pieces was The Grapes of Wrath which
detailed the life of families during the Great
Depression. What was the Great
Word of the day:
Pluralistic society: A group of people who
are diverse. What makes the
United States
a pluralistic society?
Bonus Corner:
What was my significance?
• I was born in 1944.
• I grew up and lived in New York City.
• My name is Rudolph Giuliani.
• I held a public office.
• I was in that office during a critical event.
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World History:
1953: For the first time, man has reached
the summit of Mount Everest! Sir Edmund
Hillary of New Zealand was the man of the
hour. What would be wonderful and
terrifying about this experience?
American History:
1917: John Kennedy,
35th president of the United States, is born.
Kennedy was the youngest man elected to
the job and was unfortunately unable to
complete his presidency. Why?
Word of the day:
Supremacy Clause: The part of the
Constitution which gives the federal
government the ultimate decision on treaties.
Why is it important to designate one
ultimate authority?
Bonus Corner:
In 1848, Wisconsin became the 30th state in
The union. Is was nicknamed the “Badger
State” but the name badger had nothing to
do with the animal.
What did it refer to?
Take off with history!
Welcome to May 30!
Historical brains engaged…commence ignition!
World History:
1431: Joan of Arc is burned at the stake.
Branded as a heretic (enemy of the church),
she was only 19. She was later declared
Blessed and made a saint. What personal
characteristics does it take to stand up for
what you believe?
American History:
1539: Hernando de Soto lands in Florida.
Florida has a great deal of beauty and
diversity. What appeals to you the most
when you think about
Word of the day:
Barter: Means to trade. For the most part,
we buy what we want. When do we
barter in modern society?
Bonus Corner:
What was my claim to fame?
• I was born in 1908 in San Francisco.
• My name was Mel Blanc.
• I was a musician and singer at the start
of my career.
• People loved my voices so I became more
famous for that.
• They included a duck and a rabbit.
Take off with history!
Welcome to May 31!
Historical brains engaged…commence ignition!
World History:
1941: Parachuting is a challenging endeavor.
Imagine the German plan for the invasion
of Crete. 22,000 paratroopers descended
on this island, forcing the Allies to withdraw. Create a conversation of two Allie
soldiers as they watched this event
American History:
1759: Plays are a wonderful type of
entertainment but obviously not all agree!
In this year, pressured by religious groups,
performing in a play was outlawed in
Pennsylvania. What do you imagine would
be the fear of plays?
Word of the day:
Bank: Financial institution. Banks have
provided safe keeping of wealth. What is
your banking arrangement at this time?
Do you have savings, checking or both?
How do you use your account? (Or will
if you have not yet established a banking
Bonus Corner:
Walt Whitman, poet born on this day in
1819, once said:
“Keep your face always toward the sunshine
- and shadows will fall behind you.”
Create an illustration of this adage.