I sat through the movie Woman in Gold the other day, and contrary to the critics who say the movie is a dull treatment of the real history, I actually enjoyed the show. Of course, there IS more to the story. Some liberties were taken with Maria Altman's story before and after she reached the … [Read more...]
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Do you know what these are? If you guessed dental tools you would be correct. Now, who owned them? None other than America's silversmith and favorite member of the Sons of Liberty who rode the countryside warning the folks that the British were coming. No - not William Dawes, but that … [Read more...]
Boom and bust – basic social studies vocabulary words, right? Think about how you learned these words. I would imagine you were taught about boom and bust during an exploration of the Gold Rush, right? Most everyone is...and that's my point. Are there other situations where the terms boom … [Read more...]
So, little Johnny or Susie brings home a teacher prepared worksheet filled with several math problems for homework. At some point a parent decides to check the answers or at least review the sheet to see what type of assignment had been given. Some of the problems are troubling: "Each tree had … [Read more...]