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15 10, 2017

History of Vietnam from the Stone Age to today

By |2019-04-04T12:27:19-07:00October 15th, 2017|Southeast Asia|0 Comments

Early Vietnam History of Vietnam: Fishermen's wicker boats on the beach at Danang, in Vietnam The first people, with their dogs and baskets, probably reached Vietnam around 45,000 BC, coming along the coast from Africa to India and then Southeast Asia. These first settlers lived mostly by fishing, probably from small boats. And they [...]

24 08, 2017

Who was Rashi? Jewish history – Middle Ages

By |2018-04-12T00:08:10-07:00August 24th, 2017|Medieval, Religion|0 Comments

Troyes, France Shlomo Yitzhaki, or Shlomo son of Yitzak, was a Jewish man born in Troyes, France, in 1040 AD. This was when the Capetian kings ruled France. Shlomo was an only child, and his father home schooled him. When Shlomo was a teenager, his father died. Shlomo got married at 17, but soon he left [...]

15 08, 2017

Northern France with kids!

By |2019-06-12T13:59:55-07:00August 15th, 2017|Architecture, Medieval|0 Comments

Amiens labyrinth: Northern France with Kids Day One: Bayeux Tapestry In northern France, drive first from Paris to Bayeux to see the Bayeux Tapestry. There are good audioguides for both adults and kids. Going through all the panels of the tapestry is as interesting as reading comic strips! Norman conquest The Vikings Paris for Kids All [...]

12 08, 2017

Civil War Battles – American History

By |2019-04-07T19:26:49-07:00August 12th, 2017|History, North America|0 Comments

Jefferson Davis Who was Jefferson Davis? The white men of the Confederacy elected their own president, Jefferson Davis (but the enslaved African-Americans were still not allowed to vote, and neither were women or anyone who didn't own any land). What caused the Civil War? African-American slavery All our American History articles Lincoln sends the army Lincoln decided to [...]

7 08, 2017

Jesuits after 1700 – History of religion

By |2019-10-14T20:49:17-07:00August 7th, 2017|Modern Europe, Religion|0 Comments

Jesuits after 1700 : Jesuit teachers in Brazil Jesuits become very powerful By the 1700s AD, the Jesuits owned a lot of farms and mines in countries all over the world. The governments of these countries started to worry that the Jesuits were too powerful. Also, the governments wanted to get their hands on all the [...]

7 08, 2017

Voltaire – European philosopher

By |2019-09-18T07:41:44-07:00August 7th, 2017|Modern Europe|2 Comments

Voltaire - a French philosopher Voltaire took ideas about religion, science, and human rights that were just getting started in the 1700s AD, and encouraged new ways of thinking about them. His ideas paved the way for the American Revolutionary War and the French Revolution, though he died just before the French Revolution. Voltaire was [...]

7 08, 2017

Jean-Paul Sartre – European philosophy

By |2018-04-08T11:14:29-07:00August 7th, 2017|Modern Europe, Philosophy|0 Comments

Jean-Paul Sartre - a French philosopher After World War I, many people in Europe felt that the old world had ended and a new world was beginning. Jean-Paul Sartre grew up at the beginning of that new world. Sartre's father died of a fever when Sartre was two years old, and his mother [...]

6 08, 2017

David Hume – European philosophy

By |2019-09-04T10:40:27-07:00August 6th, 2017|Modern Europe, Philosophy|0 Comments

David Hume, the European philosopher Who was David Hume? Soon after Hobbes and Locke died, starting in 1739 AD, David Hume published more important books about philosophy. Hume disagreed with Descartes' idea that people did what their reason or logic told them was best. Thomas Hobbes John Locke René Descartes The Enlightenment All our modern Europe articles Hume thought [...]

6 08, 2017

Simone de Beauvoir – European philosophy

By |2019-05-02T07:07:21-07:00August 6th, 2017|Modern Europe, Philosophy|0 Comments

Simone de Beauvoir was a philosopher Simone de Beauvoir's childhood Simone de Beauvoir's family lost most of their money after World War I. But by the early 1900s, even struggling families tried to send their daughters to school. De Beauvoir and her sister went to a good convent school. De Beauvoir thought of becoming a [...]