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Stony Point Part the Second

No, it’s not my photo of the Young Mr: I didn’t even take a real camera on this trip. These top two photos are thanks to Gary V’s  409 more words

Reenacting

A Historical Approach to the Invisible iPad

I am honored and excited to run a guest post by Ilana Zadok, a colleague, and a talented and innovative educator. Ilana and I have worked over the past two years on a project that supports student led learning of the Revolutionary War. 640 more words

Education

Stony Point: The Overview

In a word: hilarious.

The Young Mr started the weekend with a 5 Hour Grump (no sugar crash!) that started at home and lasted until he spotted a deer in the woods near West Point at 7:17 PM. 536 more words

History

Around the Tubes

So, I hear there was this big convention this past weekend…. We’ll continue our coverage over the next few days, while also looking forward to many more to come! 78 more words

Comic Books

The Turncoat (Renegades of the Revolution, Bk 1) by Donna Thorland

Series: Renegades of the Revolution, Bk 1

Publication Date: March 2013

Gale Cengage

Library copy

“Kate didn’t like Mrs. Ferrers. Something about the beautiful young widow was off.” … 357 more words

Book Reviews

Local Street Names - Part 3

Time for more Dayton street name origins!

  • Ashley Street: Ashley Brown, son-in-law of Colonel Robert Patterson.
  • Schantz Road: Named for Adam Schantz, local brewer.
  • Spinning Road: Isaac Spinning, a Colonel in the Revolutionary War, and a judge in Dayton.
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"Meet Ben's Sister Jane"

I am in the midst of reading this fascinating biography of Benjamin Franklin’s sister. Here is a review from NPR. Jane’s writings and comments on her life are poignant in their realism, and I want to recommend this book to you. 941 more words

Benjamin Franklin