Is a Castle Worth the Hassle?

The Middle Ages! A time full of knights, kings, battles, armor, and CASTLES!! Who hasn’t wished for their own castle before? They’re essentially giant forts with really awesome stuff to do inside! During Medieval times, also known as the Dark Ages, the castle was the home of the king....

Lincoln, Linclon, Whatcha Thinkin?

The 16th President of the United States was a man named Abraham Lincoln, and he was known as Honest Abe! He was born on February 12, 1809, in Kentucky! Abraham was born and raised in a log cabin, and he had one brother and one sister. After living in...

What are you writing, Thomas?

Today we are going to focus on the third President of the United States of America, Thomas Jefferson! Thomas Jefferson was born on April 13, 1743, in Virginia, and he was a very important guy! He had one of the most important roles in the American Revolution, and he...

Here Comes George!

The President of the United States of America is the person who acts as the head of the American government. It is a really important position that makes a lot of important decisions! The President is the Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces, and he helps to make laws to...

The Pharaoh! A Big House…?

Quite literally translated, pharaoh means “big house.” But the meaning of the word pharaoh stretches far beyond that! The Pharaoh was essentially the ruler, or king, of Egypt. The Egyptians thought that the pharaoh was the incarnation of one of their gods, named Ra. Because pharaoh was thought to...

Mummy says What??

For today’s continued lesson on Ancient Egypt, we’re going to focus on something they were really well-known for, mummies! When someone died in Ancient Egypt, their body was mummified. This was because the Egyptians believed in life after death and they thought that those who died would still need...

The Gift of the Nile

The Ancient Greek historian, Herodotus was the first person to refer to Egypt as the “Gift of the Nile.” He called it this because the people of Ancient Egypt used the Nile River for so many things! Did you know that the Nile River is the longest river in...

History for kids!

This point in our lives is so incredibly different than anything we’ve experienced before! With lots of us at home, we’re reaching out to different places to get ideas, keep busy, and stay educated. That’s why I have decided to start posting small unit studies on history aimed at...

Free, Open Air Museums

What if I told you that there are free, open air museums all across the country? They are in every town in America, and you have access to them! Some of them even have artifacts from the 17th and 18th Centuries! Now, you’re probably thinking, “What? Why did no...

Butler County Poor Farm Project

Throughout my digital history class, I have been working on the Butler County Poor Farm project. I have been a part of the Narrative and Exhibit team, while other teams have digitized, transcribed, and analyzed the records from the poor farm. My primary job has been to research the...
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