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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…

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…

A Brief History On August 24, 1950, Edith Spurlock Sampson, an attorney of African American heritage, became the first African American of either gender to become a United States delegate to the United Nations.  At this point in American History, the lot of Black Americans had definitely improved since the pre-World War II era, but still retained a daunting level of discrimination against African Americans in many different ways, making the appointment of Sampson to the American United Nations delegation a major milestone in African American History.  (See our other many articles about African American achievement.) Digging Deeper Edith had…

A Brief History On August 5, 1914, the first electric traffic light in the world was installed at the corner of E. 105 Street and Euclid Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio, just one of the many “firsts” for the “Forest City.”  You may know of Cleveland as the butt of jokes since the 1960’s, frequently targeted by -standup comedians and on the Laugh-In television show, especially when the Cuyahoga River caught fire in 1969, just one of the several times the central river of Cleveland caught fire but probably the most memorable as it garnered so much national attention songs were…

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.  This episode was the last day the Royal Navy would follow the long tradition of supplying a daily drink of rum to their sailors.  We first brought up this terrible turn of events in our article “10 Traditional Parts of Life That No Longer Exist (Or Barely!)”  We have also touched on other articles that marveled at the things we did not have when this author was a lad, some of which may surprise…

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