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Discussing History
Society & Culture  (tags: Indians, Native Americans, American Indians, History, culture, society, americans, education, ethics, family, freedoms, humans, interesting, news, rights )

- 1936 days ago -
TOPEKA, Kan.--The Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site served as the venue recently to shed light on an unsung chapter in American history.
The History of Halloween
Society & Culture  (tags: Halloween, holiday, history )

- 1991 days ago -
Happy Halloween Everyone!!!
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Halloween
Society & Culture  (tags: Halloween, history, Samhain, Celts, pumpkins, traditions, culture )

- 1999 days ago -
...but were afraid to ask...LOL! Fun facts about a favorite holiday.
Preserving a Culture: Wyoming Arapaho Work to Keep Their Language Alive
Society & Culture  (tags: Arapaho, Wyoming, language, culture, Native Americans, teaching, preservation, history )

- 2005 days ago -
The Algonkian language of the Arapaho is dying out. There are 2 dialects, one spoken by the Northern Arapaho in Wyoming, the other by the Southern Arapaho in Oklahoma. In Wyoming tribal elders want to ensure that their language lives on through the young.
Spartans - Strength and Bravery
Society & Culture  (tags: sparta, history, brave )

- 2018 days ago -
Sparta was a polis that valued physical courage, strength, and bravery in war. The Spartans gave their complete loyalty to the polis. Seven-year-old Spartan boys left their homes to train as soldiers in military camps.
Drinking Your Apples, With a Kick
Society & Culture  (tags: hard cider, apples, history, beverages, home brewing )

- 2018 days ago -
Hard cider was for years the drink of choice for many colonial Americans. My own colonial American, Rick, still loves it and has one from time to time. Entertaining piece on hard cider, apple varieties used and taste testing.
They'Ll Never Be Good for You, But Who Can Resist?
Society & Culture  (tags: doughnuts, food, cuisine, history, snacks )

- 2019 days ago -
All about doughnuts - how they evolved into a guilty but irresistible indulgence.
And You Thought Salem Was Bad...
Society & Culture  (tags: witchcraft, witches, colonial America, Connecticut, witch trials, hangings, execution, history, Puritans, Puritanism, devil, trials )

- 2029 days ago -
Americans are familiar with the horrors of the Salem, Massachusetts witch trials. Unhappily my home state, Connecticut, began hunting & hanging witches in 1647, 45 years before the witch hunts & trials in Salem. Great read on a sad chapter in our history.
Things You Never Knew - Fun Facts About Some First Ladies
Society & Culture  (tags: first lady, presidential wives, history )

- 2036 days ago -
Entertaining peek at unusual information about presidents' wives - mental_floss "FIRSTS" list.
Why I?
Society & Culture  (tags: letter capitalization, grammar, language, culture, history )

- 2081 days ago -
An informative and entertaining look at the capitalization of the letter "i" from historical and cultural perspectives. i think You'll like it!
Disease and History
Society & Culture  (tags: disease, history, society, plagues, contagion, health, lifestyle )

- 2086 days ago -
Informative piece on how the great plagues of humankind have affected - and continue to affect - our social, political, economic and cultural history. A great read!
Pulitzer Prize for History: "What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848," By Daniel Walker Howe
Society & Culture  (tags: USA, Pulitzer Prize, History, award, prize, War of 1812, Mexican-American War in 1848 )

K. A.
- 2197 days ago -
This was the time when the United States was transformed by a series of revolutions, the most important of which were in transportation and communications, that "would overthrow the tyranny of distance."
Ancient Tomb Found on Greek Island
Society & Culture  (tags: culture, destruction, humans, religion, history, education, environment, sadness )

- 2229 days ago -
ATHENS, Greece - Road construction on the western Greek island of Lefkada has uncovered and partially destroyed an important tomb with artifacts dating back more than 3,000 years, officials said on Wednesday.
MARCH 2008: One-Sheet: Women's History Month!
Society & Culture  (tags: US, Americans, March 2008, Women's History Month, women, history, important women, successful women, women in history, herstory, nationwide celebrations, US history )

K. A.
- 2234 days ago -
Women's History Month, a federally recognized, nationwide celebration that encourages all Americans to reflect on the ways in which women have shaped U.S. history. But how did this celebration come to be, and why is it held in March?
Society & Culture  (tags: US, Women's History Month, women history, women, history, web, Internet, CNN, student news, archives, profiles, resources, interactive information )

K. A.
- 2234 days ago -
Throughout U.S. history, women of every race and class have made contributions that have helped to shape and strengthen the country. In 1987, Congress declared the month of March Women's History Month to recognize these contributions and to promote the te

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