Throughout history, people have been captivated by gold and would do nearly anything to obtain it. On January 24, 1848, gold was discovered by James Wilson Marshall at Sutter's Mill, California. Although he would try to keep it secret, it would soon be found and spark the California Gold Rush and others to follow.
Today, we want to talk about a unique Colonial craft you can do with your kids called “punch tin” or “punched tin.” Mostly seen in the form of rustic lanterns, punch tin involves taking a tin container (a popular material used during that time) and punching holes into it so light can shine through.
Early American history is an exciting period for kids to learn about. During the 18th and 19th centuries, one popular craft was floor cloths, which were painted canvas rugs that were colored with designs. This unique flooring would later give birth to the decorative flooring found in modern American homes today.
As technology continues to advance right before our very eyes, we often forget that before swiping and scrolling, there was tapping – and by tapping, we mean morse code! On January 6, 1838, Samuel Morse demonstrated the telegraph for the first time. In this post, we’ll discuss this revolutionary piece of technology.
We teach our kids about historical people, places, and events. We even teach them about historical food recipes. But what about beverages? Are these important to include in our children’s history curriculum too? We say, yes! After all, beverages have a story to tell. One we want to talk about today is mead.