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Constitution 101 — free online course from Hillsdale

“Constitution 101: The Meaning and History of the Constitution” is a free 10-week online course presented by Hillsdale College. Constitution 101 closely follows the one-semester course required of all Hillsdale College undergraduate students. Approximately 40 minutes in length, lectures are pre-recorded and available to view online at your convenience. Lectures and other study materials are…

Washington’s 1789 Thanksgiving Day Proclamation

WHEREAS it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favour; and Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me “to recommend to the people of the United States…

Are you up on your rights as an American citizen?

How about your homeschool students? Phyllis Schlafly’s January Education Reporter arrived today and I wanted to share this blurb: More than 40% of American adults surveyed believe that Karl Marx’s Communist slogan “from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs,” comes from one of America’s founding documents. The survey, sponsored by…

LIFE photo archive hosted by Google

This is an amazing resource: Search millions of historic photos from the LIFE photo archive, stretching from the 1750s to today. Most were never published and are now available for the first time through the joint work of LIFE and Google.

Aboard the Titanic

Here we are in front of the Titanic’s grand staircase. If you get a chance, this exhibit is well worth your time. It will be in St. Louis today and tomorrow, or find a location near you.

Titanic: Treasures from the Deep

Today we are setting sail for Titanic: Treasures from the Deep. This is a mobile tour presented by RMS Titanic Inc., the only entity that can legally recover objects from the site of the historic shipwreck. This relatively new exhibit features more than 50 artifacts pulled from the wreckage on the ocean floor, including a…

Webcast: Teaching The History of Innovation

“Teaching The History of Innovation” is the subject of a webcast produced by the Foreign Policy Research Institute. The October 18 webcast is free and open to the public but online registration is required. Online articipants will be able to participate in Q/A. Webcast schedule, all times are Eastern: Saturday, October 18, 2008 12 pm…

9-11, Patriot Day

From my parish bulletin: September 11 is officially Patriot Day. A presidential proclamation issued in 2007 proclaims: . . . the people of the United States [are] to observe Patriot Day with appropriate ceremonies, activities, and remembrance services, to display the flag at half-staff from their homes on that day, and to observe a moment…

Free Historical Paper Dolls

Print, color and learn with Paper Dalis! These historical paper dolls can help history seem more the story of people rather than disjointed dates and names. Categories include: American Revolution, Holidays, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, Biblical Times, King Arthur & Knights, Wild West, and even Saints. I found this gem in the Fall Edition: Catholic…

Re-Discovering American History

At a recent Catholic homeschool conference I had a long chat with Katie Newton of Corp of Re-Discovery. The Newtons are a Catholic homeschooling family and Corps of Re-Discovery is their family-run business. They have lots of fun project kits and books to make learning about our American heritage fun. I came home with a…