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History For Kids

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Time for Kids-Around the World

BBC Website for Kids

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Interesting Readings

  • Dog-gone True Story about George Washington

  • What became of the Pilgrims'Mayflower? Was it turned into a barn? Read the story

  • Genghis Khan and his Pet Hawk

  • Chinese Dragon Drool

  • The Banyan Tree of Lahaini

  • The Woman Who Helped Build the Brooklyn Bridge

  • The Wooden Cookie Box

  • The Vegetable Orchestra

  • Snowmen: Four Reading Passages.This one is for purchase($3.00)4 READINGS: The earliest drawing of a snowman was found in a book dating back to 1380! The book,"Book of Hours" was found in a library in the country of the Netherlands. This resource has four snowmen reading passages:1. Famous sculptor, Michelangelo, was hired to make a snowman for a wealthy person in Florence, Italy.2. A snow man is used each April,to help predict the weather during a festival in the country of Switzerland.3. One of the earliest written comments about snowmen dates back to 1690. Two snowman were left to guard Fort Schenectady, in New York, during a blizzard with very tragic consequences!4. The world's record for the largest snowman, Olympia, was constructed in 2008. 13 million pounds of snow were used to make the amazing snow-woman! As of 2015, the record still stands. Each short reading passage includes following directions to identify answers. There are also several extension activities and a Did you Know? section.

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