Go to Australia TODAY!

Welcome! How would you like to take a vacation to Australia with "no expenses"?  (I would love to have a  " no expenses"  trip but that's not quite how the world works:)  Would you take this offer?  Here are some fun things about Australia that I think you would like! Favorite Attractions In Australia, you can visit... Continue Reading →

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Culture of the Colonies

(The picture above is a saltbox house. It was one of the type of houses used in the colonial times.) The families that came to the American Colonies had to start a new life. They were coming to escape religious tyranny, but still, they faced many challenges. Those families, where the father had a skill... Continue Reading →

The Thirteen Colonies

The thirteen colonies were created by England.  Big plots of land with borders given to settlers to make a new living for themselves.  Many were Catholic people being religiously persecuted now that England was under Protestant rule.  One big part of it was that England wanted more land and power and what better way to... Continue Reading →

The Stars and the Heavens…

This man is Galileo Galilei and he was a 17th Century Italian scientist who studied mathematics and physics.  But, he is probably best known for his discoveries in astronomy.  Did you know that he discovered the rings around the planet Saturn, and four of the dozens of satellites ( word for: smaller planet or object... Continue Reading →

Welcome to… Amerigo?

Do you know how or where North and South America got the name America? It was all due to man named America Vespucci who, like most people during the Renaissance, was an explorer  (from Italy). Vespucci was not always an explorer but a clerk for the House of Medici, as well as a trade merchant.... Continue Reading →

Circumnavigation of the Earth is Hard!

You know about how Columbus sailed to the "West Indies" and the people he found he called Indians? But he really found the underside of the Americas like the Bahamas and Cuba? Did you know about the man who started the expedition of circumnavigating the earth? This man's name was Ferdinand Magellan, and he was... Continue Reading →

The Earth is WHERE?

Did you know that about 1800 years ago (200 AD) that an astronomer and astrologist  named Ptolemy made a theory about how the Earth was the center of our solar system? And people believed him, for 1200 years?! Crazy right? In the 1400's, during the Renaissance, one man finally decided that Ptolemy's theory of a... Continue Reading →

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