Dates in History

Do you know about any of the following dates: Dec 16 Boston Tea Party, Dec 17th (1903) Wright Brothers 1st airplane flight, Dec 19th (1843) Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol” published, and Dec 21(1620) Pilgrims land at Plymouth, Massachusetts. 

If these things didn’t happen what would today be like?  Also, think about how things have changed in today’s society since these things happened.  Like the Government, Airplanes, and Holiday’s to name a few. Have these happenings been for the better or for the worse?  What things have stayed the same?  What kinds of changes do you want to make in history or what do YOU want to be know for over history?  Please share your thoughts and ideas about the changes with the TeenScene Blog.

Books:
 World History

World History by Philip Parker  909 Par 

 

 

   

Timelines of World History

 

Timelines of World History by John B Teeple   902.02 Tee 2006

 

    

History: Fiction or Science?

 

History: Fiction or Science? By A. T. Fomenka   902.02 FOM 

 

    

On This Day in History

 

On This Day in History by Leonard Spinrad  902.02 SPI

 

  

Websites:

On-This_Day.com

The New York Times: On This Day

History.com: This Day in History

Copper Sun, by Sharon Draper

Copper SunWant something that is full of adventure and history to read this summer? Copper Sun by Sharon Draper is a riveting and intense first-hand account of slavery and indentured servitude in early America. You can tell the author did extensive research to tell the stories of Amari, an African slave and Polly, a white indentured servant.

Poverty and the brutal slave trade changed the lives of these two young women. They both are orphans that have to fight for their will to live. Amari is purchased as a birthday present for the master’s son and Polly is repaying her deceased parents debt. They dream of an escape from the world of servitude, but will their dream come to fruition or are they destined to live their lives in misery? Pick up a copy at your library branch.

Advance Comment: This is one of the best books I’ve read! You are going to need tissues when you read this book! — Nicole