Some of the stories of Irish women and young girls who were sent to Tasmania in Australia as punishment for small crimes. These women and children convicts were transported to Australia on the John Calvin ship in 1848.
The Victorians are well known for the rules they followed to maintain a place in 'polite society'. For us today, many of these 'rules' are shocking and downright weird!
This article covers the novel by Alan Taylor entitled "American Colonies", and answers specific questions from each chapter in the novel. This article should assist AP American History students.
Out of all of the infamous pirates that tormented the oceans for hundreds of years, there had to have been some female pirates, right? Right ye' are!
My first year teaching I was dying to see other teachers' plan books, but most of them were either blank or didn't seem suitable for our students ("high-risk" with poor reading skills). After teaching American history to 8th graders for a few years, I've developed this webpage in the hopes that it...
Evictions in Ireland were mounting and the Irish people were dying. Charles Stuart Parnell founded the Irish Land League in October 1879 with Michael Davitt. The Irish Ladies Land League with Fanny and Anna Parnell was the first ever political association of Irish women.
This article analyzes a few sculptures, paintings, and a codex that indicate how the tribes of Latin America lived. There are also contrasts noted between European and Latin American art.
Songs during World War 1 weren't just for entertainment, they were for propaganda purposes too. Troops, however, often sent their own messages back to their officers and governments via their own subversive songs.
This study focuses on the effects of climate change on crop yields as a contributor to the cause of the French Revolution. Climate change led to extreme seasons. The combination of harshly cold winters, flooding springs, and harshly hot summers led to a reduction of overall crop yield in France....
Bathing and showering, washing our hands are part of our routine cleanliness habits. We probably have given little thought to its origins in civilization, customs in society or even to the invention of the running water. Starting with the dawn...