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Projects and Pages for the end of September:
ROSH HASHANAH: Shana Tova! Happy New Year! October 3rd is (finally) Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. We also have articles about Jewish topics like rabbis, synagogues, and the Talmud. Read about the history of the traditional Rosh Hashanah foods: apples and honey. And try our terrific recipe for challah bread!
GREAT LEADERS: With the Presidential debate this week, here's a few of history's great political leaders to hold up as patterns - there's the Iraqi king Sargon of Akkad, the Iranian Cyrus the Great, the Greeks Alcibiades and Alexander the Great, the Chinese Ch'in Shih Huang Ti, the African Hannibal, the Italian Matilda of Canossa, the Egyptian Saladin, Catherine the Great of Russia, and Hamida Banu in India.
JESUITS: September 27th, 1540 AD - The Jesuits become an official organization in Europe when the Pope gives them a charter: they start by making Catholicism cool again, but go on to organize the Inquisition, many excellent schools, and colonialism (so it's a mixed bag).
WHAT TO DO THIS WEEK: Watch the first presidential debate tonight - who will you vote for?
New pages this week:
New discoveries this week:
NEANDERTHAL JEWELRY: Every time we hear from the Neanderthals, they get smarter: first they were using red ochre and burying their dead; now they're making jewelry. Though it's still possible the jewelry was a gift from modern humans.
OTZI MURDERED: In a reminder of how much more violent a world Bronze Age people lived in, it appears that Ozti the Iceman was murdered by a sneak attack, about 3300 BC, while he was resting after a big lunch. Read more about life in Europe about this time - all about salt, pigs, sausage, bacon, and ham.
CHINESE IN ROMAN BRITAIN?: People have been all excited about reports that Chinese people lived in Roman London, but the evidence is pretty unclear (and not from DNA analysis).
Seasonal food of the week:
ROSH HASHANAH: To celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, the traditional foods are apples and honey, and challah bread. Apples are great just sliced, or with cheddar or hummus, but also try making applesauce or baked apples, or try this foolproof grated apple pie.
Also check out our seasonal and budget recipes at Gevirts.com.
Or, view an extensive range of science and history based educational and learning toys by visiting www.mykidneedsthat.com now.