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What is cholera? History of disease and medicine

By | 2017-09-06T17:31:15+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Biology, Science|

Washing clothes in the river (India) Cholera (KOLL-uh-rah) is a very serious sickness. It probably first got started in India. People in India were dying of cholera by the time of Chandragupta, about 300 BC, and maybe earlier. Cholera epidemics in India usually got started during monsoons. During the monsoon, warm rain fell and raised the water [...]

Cherokee food – What did Cherokee people eat?

By | 2017-08-08T09:21:11+00:00 August 8th, 2017|Food, Native American|

Corn on the cob People who lived in the Cherokee nation were mostly farmers. They ate mainly corn and beans and squash (the "Three Sisters") that they grew in their fields. They made the corn into flat breads like tacos and tortillas and they made the beans into refried beans, soups and stews. They also made popcorn for special treats! Cherokee people also grew and ate [...]

Cherokee environment and climate – Native Americans

By | 2017-12-27T01:43:06+00:00 August 8th, 2017|Environment, Native American, North America|

A waterfall in what is now the south-eastern United States Where people of the Cherokee nation lived, in what is now North and South Carolina and Georgia, was a great place to live. It never got very cold - even in winter it hardly ever snowed - and it never got that hot either. There was plenty of water, [...]

Ordovician Period – limestone and liverwort

By | 2017-12-07T09:03:15+00:00 June 24th, 2017|Geology|

The Ordovician period saw the evolution of the octopus At the end of the Cambrian period, about 488 million years ago, most of the plants and animals living on Earth died, because of some catastrophe that we don't know much about. This catastrophe marks the beginning of the Ordovician period. Limestone formed Sea [...]