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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 On New Year’s Eve of 2020, we look back on some of the best videos published by various education themed YouTube channels from 2020. Digging Deeper Please watch the playlist below for a sample of the best education themed YouTube videos of 2020. Question for students (and subscribers): What is your favorite video from the playlist above?  Please let us know in the comments section below this article. For an archive of past best of educational YouTube playlists, please see the table below: If you liked this article and would like to receive notification of new articles, please…

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A Brief History Today, learning history might be a passion for some people, yet, many 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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