What is the 4th July? Why is is Celebrated? What happens on Independence Day?
Flappers in America's 1920's were young women who flaunted their disdain for the status quo. They were brash and daring, wore lots of make-up and short skirts. They were the face of the new American woman.They could vote. They smoked, they danced...
Champ Ferguson was one of only a two Rebels tried and convicted of war crimes after the United State's Civil War. In a rare twist of fate, Ferguson actions may have impacted my family's future.
Prisoners at the Cahaba Prison had the highest survival rate among all the Civil War prisons on both sides of the war. Only 147 men died there during their imprisonment.
The American civil war shaped the future destiny of the United States. What would have happened if the Confederacy had won instead?
Lizzie Borden was acquitted of the murders of her father and step-mother in 1892. No one else was ever charged. If Lizzie didn't commit this heinous crime, who did?
Julia Bulette, Virginia City madam, was one of the women who helped, in her own way, to settle the old west.
This is part 3 of a 6 part hands-on unit study on the American War for Independence. Make tin can lanterns, reenact the Battles of Lexington and Concord, make ink and sign the Declaration of Independence with a quill pen, eat ice cream with Thomas Jefferson, and more! My lessons are geared toward...
This is part 1 of a 4 part hands-on unit on America's Early Settlers. Build a waddle and daub house like they did in Jamestown, dress as cavaliers and hunt for gold, cook and taste gruel, and more! My lessons are geared toward 2nd-3rd grade level children and their siblings. These are lessons I...
The invention of chili powder and rise of chili in the United States started with the dream of a young German immigrant from New Braunfels, Texas.