#1. August 26, 2009
I just finished the Richard Russo novel “Bridge of Sighs
” and give it a hearty four-stars. I was completely absorbed in the multi-generational story of three small-town families from upstate New York in the middle of the twentieth century. At 636 pages, it was a hefty summer read, but once I fell into it, there was no way I wanted out!
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See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
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#3. French Revolution
by Barbara J. Feldman
French Revolution Printable (** for premium members only)
The French Revolution (1789 – 1799) was a period of political and social upheaval when the people of France brought down the monarchy and strengthened the middle class. The revolution ended when the popular French general, Napoleon Bonaparte, took power as emperor and France became a republic.
Fact Monster: French Revolution
Fact Monster offers a hyperlinked history of the French Revolution, reprinted from the Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia. “Historians disagree in evaluating the factors that brought about the Revolution. To some extent at least, it came not because France was backward, but because the country’s economic and intellectual development was not matched by social and political change.” Related articles, such as Bastille Day and a summary of the French Revolution for younger students, are listed at the bottom of the page.
Liberty, Equality, Faternity: Exploring the French Revolution
Created in collaboration with George Mason University, City University of New York and the National Endowment for the Humanities, this site archives more than 600 primary documents, and unites them with a timeline, a glossary and maps. Chapters are listed under Explore, but browsing and searching are two alternative ways to navigate the site. Some of the unique content here includes thirteen songs that “document the changing musical landscape of France in the revolutionary era” and the 330 translated primary text documents such as the 1786 Memorandum to Her Majesty the Queen Concerning the Diamond Necklace Affair.
Mr. Dowling: The French Revolution
Florida middle-school teacher Mr. Dowling explains the causes of the French Revolution in simple terms in this one-page summary. “Louis [XVI, King of France] needed help in 1789. The nation had endured a long, hard winter and most of the crops were lost. The treasury was bankrupt after supporting America in their revolution. Louis had to raise money. He could not tax the peasants, because they had no money, so he had to tax the aristocrats and the middle class.”
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#6.Surfing the Calendar
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Women’s Equality Day
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Martin Luther King Gives “I Have a Dream” Speech
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Diana, Princess of Wale’s Death
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U.S. Open Tennis
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National Honey Month
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#6.Quote of the Week
“If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem.” ~~ Jiddu Krishnamurti (May 12, 1895-February 17, 1986) Indian public speaker, author. Click here for more Jiddu Krishnamurti quotes.
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