History Archives

When Armistice Day Became Veteran’s Day

November 11, 1918 the Treaty of Versailles was signed at the Palace of Versailles in France ending World War I. The war ended on the eleventh day of the eleventh month at the eleventh hour (11 a.m.). In honor of the agreement signed, Armistice Day was established and celebrated each year. Woodrow Wilson, the president during World War I, said this when establishing Armistice Day. “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils…

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Studying History Using Greenleaf Guide

In this review on Greenleaf Guide to Old Testament History, I talked about how Greenleaf has helped us tie the history of the Old Testament peoples together.  This study has made us realize that the Biblical characters were very real and were involved in the real world and were not a people by themselves. Now please don’t get me wrong when I say that.  I believe the Bible to be 100% true but reading the Bible as a part of history made the people come alive for me and my family. Other ways to enhance your study While I use Greenleaf for a guideline of what chapters to read, I also try and look for opportunities for a fun craft I could do along with out reading. (I have gotten away…

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Castles of Long Ago

 Thursday the families that will be involved in our homeschool speech co-op day will be getting together to do a few projects related to the time period of the middle ages as well as to paint and build props for our speech day.  One of the props will be a castle – or at least a small portion of one. I decided to look on the Internet for castles from that time period. Here’s a few that I found… Lindisfarne castle is located in England on the border between it and Scotland.  Not only did it see the English and Scots fight but Vikings frequented the area.  Irish monks built the abbey’s foundation on a point of land that was accessible only during low tide.  All…

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