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For all posts that don’t fit into any other category. Welcome to our island of misfit toys.


Speaking Personally about Shakespeare with Robert McCrum

Description: Today we are joined by special guest Robert McCrum author of Shakespearean: Life and Language in Times of Disruption to talk about how the works of William Shakespeare influenced people during his own times in the 1600’s. We will delve deeper into how people have connected to Shakespeare in…

Billy the Kid: Disillusioned Teenager or a Man with a Plan

<iframe src="https://widget.spreaker.com/player?episode_id=46619517&theme=light&playlist=false&playlist-continuous=false&chapters-image=true&episode_image_position=right&hide-logo=false&hide-likes=false&hide-comments=false&hide-sharing=false&hide-download=true" width="100%" height="200px" frameborder="0"></iframe> Title: Description: Join us today while we speak with actor, scholar and Wild West aficionado, Jacob Herr about the legendary gunslinger Billy the Kid. We will discuss Billy the Kids’ background, the historical context in which he lived and the importance of not only the…

Drunk-How We Sipped, Danced, and Stumbled Our Way to Civilization

Drunk: How We Singed, Danced, and Stumbled Our Ways to Civilization

Humans love to drink. We have a glass or two when bonding with friends, celebrating special occasions, releasing some stress at happy hour, and definitely when coping with a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic. But when you consider the consequences—hangovers, addiction, physical injury, and more—shouldn't evolution have taught us to avoid it? And…

Guest Post: The Last Crow War Chief

The following is a guest post from Shannon Murphy. You can read more articles at her site History Minded.  Tradition dictates that Plains Indians must complete four requirements (coup) before a man can become a war chief. They must touch an enemy without killing them, take an enemy’s weapon, lead…

Fire and Fire-Fighting Crossword: History Worksheet

A crossword with clues related to fire and fire-fighting in the seventeenth century. [wonderplugin_pdf src="/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Fire_Firefighting_Crossword.pdf" width="100%" height="600px" style="border:0;"] Need more history worksheets? Click here to see our collection of 500 free history worksheets.

Communism and Fascism – Similarities and Differences: History Worksheet

Two blank tables for pupils to complete to further understanding of Communism and Fascism and their similarities and differences. [wonderplugin_pdf src="/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Communism_Fascism_similarities_differences.pdf" width="100%" height="600px" style="border:0;"] Need more history worksheets? Click here to see our collection of 500 free history worksheets.

Al Capone Wanted blank poster: History Worksheet

An illustrated blank 'Wanted Poster' with spaces for pupils to write about Al Capone, prohibition and the St Valentine's Day massacre. [wonderplugin_pdf src="/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Al_Capone_Wanted-1.pdf" width="100%" height="600px" style="border:0;"] Need more history worksheets? Click here to see our collection of 500 free history worksheets.  

Disparate Impact Discrimination

Disparate Impact and Discrimination in the Great Society

Disparate impact in United States labor law refers to practices in employment, housing, and other areas that adversely affect one group of people of a protected characteristic more than another, even though rules applied by employers or landlords are formally neutral. Disparate Impact Discrimination: How did the Courts interpret the…

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