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Rogue
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Posted on 03-05-13 02:40 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Elara
Where did you find that? That is so awesome!

It was bouncing around the blogosphere yesterday, but there are a few discrepancies with the authenticity of this. While people are outrightly assuming/posting that this came from London (if in fact it is real), a few more sources claim this menu is on display in New Orleans and thus is in fact from an American whorehouse (which would make more sense with the period decimal points -- in Europe, they use commas -- and so on).

Will have to track this document down, but at the very least it's worth a chuckle.


And the History Channel's just.. well... terrible these days. Marty and Becky get a bit snooty about television (pretty much another set of people who act though they're better than others because they don't indulge in the boob tube), but then say things like how they mostly just watch "documentaries." Since when is watching shows about how aliens are really the ones who founded Earth's civilizations on History Channel "documentaries"?!



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Posted on 03-06-13 08:06 PM Link | Quote
Thank you!!!

I would actually kill for a real documentary on History at this point. It could be on anything! I don't care... I just want real historical research and presentation! And fucking fact checking with legitimate primary sources and not the dregs of the internet!!
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Posted on 04-02-13 01:42 AM Link | Quote
Amusingly, I've been watching the History Channel's scripted drama, Vikings, pretty voraciously.

But why are they also putting out The Bible?

Anyway, I really dug Hatfields & McCoys, and Vikings is proving to be a pretty great show thus far. If you like Game of Thrones or Spartacus, you can get into it.

Also, going to try to see the Lucy exhibit this weekend.
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Posted on 04-02-13 06:54 AM Link | Quote
So how are they with the accuracy on Vikings? I was curious about it, but I never seem to be able to catch it.
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Posted on 04-04-13 08:02 PM Link | Quote
When it comes to accuracy, it seems fairly close, but there's definitely liberties taken.

Like the main character's wife is a shield maiden, a very famous one from real life and legend, Lagertha. They do her hair when she goes into battle with chain mail on the side and the hair lady on crew has said that she's striving for a "rock 'n' roll look" (source: http://www.history.com/shows/vikings/videos/vikings-hair-design.

But they do follow the culture and the history. The main character is Ragnar, a famous viking. And I mentioned Lagertha.

It's a really good show. There's only been 5 episodes thus far and it comes on on Sundays at 10 (so it's the same time as Game of Thrones ).
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Posted on 04-08-13 04:09 AM Link | Quote
Went to see Lucy today. Got to go for free since it was the first Sunday of the month.

I think I stared at that skeleton for a solid hour.
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Posted on 04-08-13 10:25 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Rogue
Went to see Lucy today. Got to go for free since it was the first Sunday of the month.

I think I stared at that skeleton for a solid hour.


That is only mildly creepy.

I might get to teach a lesson on Japanese Interment Camps that I came up with last summer! The annoying part is that some of my resources came from the California state archive, which has redesigned their site to make it totally not user friendly AT ALL!

Luckily I have at least a printed copy of all materials I got from there.
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Posted on 09-01-13 12:49 PM Link | Quote
Heading out to the Civil War re-enactment. Still sunburned and hobbling on my bandaged second-degree burned feet, but gonna go cheer for the North all the same.

BTdubs, how'd the nisei lesson go, Elara?


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Posted on 09-01-13 07:42 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Rogue
Heading out to the Civil War re-enactment. Still sunburned and hobbling on my bandaged second-degree burned feet, but gonna go cheer for the North all the same.

BTdubs, how'd the nisei lesson go, Elara?



Never got to do it, the class was so far behind that they didn't get to WWII by the time I left... and there was only a few weeks left in the school year when I was done so I don't think they did.


Currently doing my student teaching in a 7th grade American history class. Should be fun.
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Posted on 09-02-13 01:32 PM Link | Quote
Go you. You teach the fuck out of them. Trying to remember what we went over in 7th, I just remembered we concentrated a month or so on Islam. You covering it with them?


Civil War re-enactment went well. We were right behind the Union artillery, and when they surrendered the officers ran over and hung out by us in the shade.

Excitedly looking forward to hitting up the Natural History Museum some time this month since they opened up all their new areas and exhibits, which have been under construction for the past 5 years.

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Posted on 09-03-13 06:00 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Rogue
Go you. You teach the fuck out of them. Trying to remember what we went over in 7th, I just remembered we concentrated a month or so on Islam. You covering it with them?


Civil War re-enactment went well. We were right behind the Union artillery, and when they surrendered the officers ran over and hung out by us in the shade.

Excitedly looking forward to hitting up the Natural History Museum some time this month since they opened up all their new areas and exhibits, which have been under construction for the past 5 years.




Nope, just early American history. Pennsylvania is weird... they don't have world history in middle school. They do American history, divided into two parts (pre-Columbian to 1865 in 7th grade and then Reconstruction - Present in 8th grade).

And holy shit the height difference in these kids is amazing. There are kids that are still under 4 ft tall and others taller than I am. Freaky.
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Posted on 09-03-13 03:35 PM Link | Quote
I imagine they at least don't have to build California missions from sugar cubes (strangely enough I never had to do a mission model since I switched from private Catholic school to public and I narrowly dodged that bullet).

Got any special project you're doing with them?

But yeah, I agree it's weird they're not getting world history at that age.

As I recall from my experiences (I'm including 6th since some places count it as middle school):
6th
- Mesopotamia, Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, and I can't remember what else (but from what I gather they're teaching more about India, China, and Israel now).

7th (I was in advanced placement, and in 7th the advanced history teacher also taught advanced English, so she combined classes. It was cool because she would usually find excuses to take us on field trips and then based lessons around that)
- Medieval Europe and the Renaissance, Islam and Arab culture, Chinese and Japanese culture, and Africa.

8th (Also advanced placement, but different teachers for history and English)
- American history mostly. The Civil War and slavery stick out the most for me. I think we went over the Revolutionary War and Constitution. Seemed like the Civil War took up most of the year. I don't even remember going over the world wars.
- Our English teacher covered the Holocaust and Japanese Internment (though oddly enough he was FOR the internment and worded it like the government was playing a game of tag and the Japanese just sat in time-out before the war was over and they could go back to their lives. He left SO MUCH out).


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Posted on 11-20-13 11:58 AM Link | Quote
Yesterday was the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. I was reading it some time in the morning and for some reason got all teary-eyed.


Recently was also the 100th anniversary of the opening of the L.A. Aqueduct. I posted picture of this souvenir bottle of some of the first water to come through. It's on display in the L.A. Natural History Museum. Below that is Brandon in a yard in Independence, CA where they're keeping a lot of the vehicles used in the construction of the aqueduct.



We must always keep in mind that while the aqueduct is a great thing for Southern California, it destroyed the well-being of the people of the Owens Valley.


The 50th anniversary of JFK's assassination is in a couple days.
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Posted on 11-03-14 06:16 PM Link | Quote
There have been a few fun history related things lately.

Bran and I watched a re-enactment of a Mexican-American War battle, held ON the actual battlefield it occurred in 1846. We'd gone to see it for the first time last year, but the Americans were played by 10-year-old kids. This time it was adult men who shot back.

This past weekend, we hung around and had lunch at an orchard made to look like a Colonial New England village. Woo for drinking cider in pewter tankards by candlelight while the band sings shanties.

Last night saw my first Marlowe play, "Doctor Faustus." I'd never read or seen any of Kit Marlowe's work before. I knew the story of Faust, but yeah, first time seeing "Faustus." Marlowe, along with Shakespeare, celebrates his 450th birthday this year. Anyone else intrigued by the Marlowe theory of authorship?
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Posted on 11-03-14 11:45 PM Link | Quote
I've found it interesting, but I really don't know if I believe it or not. How was Faustus, anyway?

And I am SO envious of you for the Colonial thing.

So my friend went to Gettysburg a few months back and brought me a primary source as a souvenir... a first hand account from a civilian woman living in the town during the battle. I've only gotten to read a few pages because of distractions, but so far it is interesting.
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Posted on 11-27-14 03:49 PM Link | Quote
Faustus was pretty good. You can definitely tell that Marlowe was well-educated. I'd known the story of Faust, but hadn't read or seen Faustus. If I remember right Faust is saved at the end of his saga, but Faustus gets dragged to Hell.

Pretty cool about the Gettysburg account!


Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

I only suddenly realized a few days ago that my ancestors were at the first Thanksgiving.

My dad and I are direct descendants of Stephen Hopkins, through his daughter, Constance. Hopkins had a pretty colorful history before that what with shipwrecking on his way to Jamestown and such.

Anyway, I was talking with a friend about it a couple months back and he laughed saying his ancestor, Edward Doty, was actually a servant of Hopkins'.

I'm kinda geeking out about the fact that Stephen, Constance, and Edward were all at the first Thanksgiving.
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Posted on 01-29-15 11:22 PM Link | Quote
Today is the 170th anniversary of the publishing of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven." Just a fun fact.
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Posted on 02-11-15 09:05 AM Link | Quote
It is strange because you don't think it is that old, yet you also think that it is older.
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Posted on 02-28-15 11:17 AM Link | Quote
I had a rather shitty day at work on Tuesday and somehow ended up at the WWII Store in Old Town Torrance talking up the guy working there. Holy crap what a good way to spend the afternoon -- discussing how it had been the 70-year anniversary of the raising of the flag at Iwo Jima the day before and so on.

Was at Dickens Festival last weekend, which is always fun.
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Posted on 05-31-15 12:54 PM Link | Quote
Went to the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit at the California Science Center. What a goddamn waste of money. $20 to see it and they only had three or four of the scrolls (which you had to cram like hell to see) and the other old papers they had were just ones found along with the much more significant Bible ones. Sooooo much filler.

Glad Mom ended up paying me back for the tickets. At least the 3D IMAX movie on Jerusalem, narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch was decent.

Anyway, the exhibit had so many more scrolls and less filler when they did it at the San Diego Natural History Museum in Balboa Park.


In other news, been reading more about Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage.
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