Browsing: Education

A Brief History On August 3, 1852, two of the oldest and most venerable colleges or universities in the United States conducted a boat race, which became the first ever American intercollegiate athletic event. Digging Deeper Later dubbed “The Harvard–Yale Regatta,” or alternately “The Boat Race,” this seminal annual event is often simply referred to as simply, “The Race.” Originally just varsity rowers competed in a 4 mile race, but now the junior varsity races 3 miles and the freshman teams race 2 miles. The Race is a heavyweight rowing event that was first rowed at Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire,…

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A Brief History On July 31, 1970, the British Royal Navy experienced one of the darkest days in their long and glorious history, Black Tot Day.  On that day, the RN ended its long tradition of giving each sailor at sea a drink of rum. Digging Deeper While you may not personally miss this bygone practice, we ask, “What do you miss the most?” Some possible answers could be: (for Catholics) The Latin Mass School Dress and Grooming Codes Drive-in Movies Decent Meals and Service on Airliners Polaroid Cameras Phone Booths The Milkman Vinyl Records Sears Catalog Cheap Gasoline Hot…

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A Brief History Today’s article includes my reactions to some of the Joe Rogan interviews revolving around “history.” Digging Deeper 1. “Africans Were in the Americas Before Columbus! – Hotep Jesus” Joe Rogan, television and video personality, interviews an African American man known as Hotep Jesus, having been born as Bryan Sharpe.  The idea that Black children are brought up believing the Black race began as slaves while not teaching the free and sometimes vast civilizations that had existed in Africa, where some of these Black people were kings and queens is probably a valid point in the resulting reduced…

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A Brief History Hi, I am Dr. Zar from History and Headlines.  In addition to making YouTube videos, I teach college history, including to college credit plus students who are still technically also in high school.  I consider Schindler’s List to be a film suitable for viewing by high school and college age students learning about the history of the Holocaust.  In fact, I still remember seeing the movie in the theater when I was 14 years old and later learning more about the Holocaust in high school German and history classes.  The Cynical Historian’s video as part of #ProjectShoah…

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A Brief History Today, learning history might be a passion for some people, yet, most of the kids and their moms and dads that are often homeschooling children today find this subject boring and difficult. Especially the parents teaching history at home find it tedious to keep on narrating the tales of wars, monarchies, civilizations, political transformations, and so much more.  Is it possible to make the history class engaging for kids? The homeschooling parents would be glad if they find some innovative ways to teach history to their kids, offering it in a catchy and entertaining wrapper. Digging Deeper…

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