Thanksgiving is a national holiday that ties us back nearly 400 years to a time when the Wampanoag Indians were vital in helping the Pilgrims survive their new world. This year along with your harvest feast, go ahead and have a slice of history too! Here are four non-fiction books that give interesting perspectives about our national holiday, dispelling some of the more romantic myths and introducing some fascinating facts…
Shedding light on an art form that’s constantly accessible to us, the new online resource Illustration History offers an in-depth look at the many genres of illustration and the artists who have made a significant contribution to the field. Families can use studies of illustration as a way to delve into studies of history, culture, technology, and economics, too!
Combining science with writing and visual creativity is such a refreshing way to approach a complex topic. American Chemical Society is now seizing the day and holding an innovative poetry competition for kids that will drive them to explore different avenues in science.
World of Adventure with Howard Pyle Family Festival Day at Norman Rockwell Museum Saturday, August 4th, 2012 Explore history, as depicted in artist Howard Pyle’s illustrations, at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA! The museum’s newest exhibit features nearly 80 of Pyle’s works, created between 1876 and 1910, the subjects of which include Arthurian England, heroes of the American Revolution, and the fate of Scottish so-called pirate Captain Kidd. On Saturday,… Read More