On May 14th, 1607, Jamestown became the first English settlement in North America, located near present-day Williamsburg, Virginia. Although Jamestown would suffer many hardships and later be dissolved, it’s celebrated for playing a pivotal role in establishing the fundamentals that make America what it is today.
You may have heard of the term “Meatless Mondays.” Well, believe it or not, it’s not a new thing, and certainly didn’t begin as a hashtag for vegans! It actually came from WWI and WWII as a solution to the severe food shortages and rations on meat.
Lincoln was known for being a man of simple taste. He enjoyed foods like apples, cheese, crackers, and nuts. Although there was one food he cherished more than anything in the world – his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln's famous cake, otherwise known as "Lincoln's Cake."
Creating lessons about America’s westward expansion for kids can be a difficult subject these days. The period represented a nation set on expansionism, manifest destiny, and the adventurous, independent cowboy spirit that led so many people to “go west young man!”
On April 6, 1917, America entered World War I. This war between nations resulted in the fall of major imperial dynasties and lay the groundwork for yet another war two decades later, known as World War II. Without the United States’ intervention, the Allied Powers wouldn’t have defeated the Central Powers.