He’s been touted as the “Father of Science Fiction” and is the second most translated author of all time. Jules Verne, a French author who wrote more than 60 books, in addition to plays, short stories, and librettos, released one of his most famous works of art today in history, 150 years ago.
What if we told you that Columbus isn’t the only world explorer who deserves a holiday? This week in history marks the 250th anniversary of Captain James Cook and his crew becoming the first Europeans to sail below the Antarctic Circle!
The new year is fast approaching, and here in the United States, we celebrate with fireworks,a toast to good health, and staying up until midnight. In other cultures, the New Year is a much longer celebration, with rich traditions dating back thousands of years. One of those traditions is the Chinese New Year.
The mingling of apples, dough, sugar, and spice has been loved by all for centuries. Once America’s staple dessert, Apple Pandowdy “made your eyes light up and your stomachs say howdy!”. If you plan on studying the early 19th century with your kids, you’ll definitely want to include this simple and delicious recipe.