Once upon a time in what seems to be a long time ago in my classroom full of nine and ten-year-old students I wrote on the white board: Millard Fillmore was a Know Nothing. I faced my students and asked them to tell me what the sentence meant. “Well...somebody isn’t too smart,” a student … [Read more...]
History is Elementary
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At the age of nineteen Alois Courtal of Normandy, France decided to seek adventure and see the world from the deck of a ship. While at sea Courtal became friends with an older man and fellow shipmate, Charles Lewis. Courtal and Lewis were direct opposites. While Courtal was thrifty, Lewis was lazy … [Read more...]
How do you like this picture of the Washington Monument? Yes, I know. It doesn't look right, does it? At the point this picture was taken the construction had been suspended. In fact, the monument sat for 25 years with no action whatsoever. Of course, knowing that the above picture was … [Read more...]
Dr. Esther Clayton Lovejoy was in Douglasville, Georgia on the night of Sunday, May 26, 1918. What? Her name doesn’t ring a bell with you? Dr. Lovejoy was quite the star on the speaking circuit during the last six months of World War I. My local paper, the Douglas County Sentinel stated, … [Read more...]