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Blog chronicling the learning activities and projects of an unschooling family across all subjects. Also includes reviews of materials used.
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In honor of National Popcorn Day on Jan. 19, here’s a quick rundown from 1933 of some fun ways to incorporate more grains into your diet! There’s of course the traditional style of popcorn for snacking, “popped while you wait, with a generous pour of melted butter and a big shake of salt” according to the Midland Journal (Rising Sun, MD). But why not enjoy some popcorn “merrily floating on the surface of creamy soups,” or combine popcorn, cheese, and mayonnaise for cheeseballs in a fruit salad! Read more about it, check out some recipes and follow us on Twitter @librarycongress #ChronAm!
from @NEHgov on Twitter: Be part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP), a partnership between National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress to create a digital resource of newspapers published between 1690 and 1963, from all the states and U.S. territories. Applications due Jan 15: http://1.usa.gov/1ye8EKz
Just a few weeks after the the signing of the armistice with Germany on November 11, 1918, ending military action in World War One, Americans prepared to celebrate their traditional Thanksgiving with new appreciation for a "day of thankful prayer... and joyous feasting." Although still restricted by wartime rationing, the Evening World (New York, NY) asked chefs of major New York City hotels to contribute their best recipes to honor the Allied leaders responsible for victory and the war's end....Read more about it and try some Roast Turkey a la Pershing! For more Thanksgiving recipes see our recent Headlines and Heroes blog for "10 Thanksgiving Recipes You May Not Have Tried" and follow us on Twitter @librarycongress #ChronAm!
On October 30, 1938, the radio-listening public was brought to near-hysteria by the evening broadcast narrated by 23-year old Orson Welles of an adaption of the H.G. Wells classic ‘War of the Worlds.” According to newspapers around the country the next day, the dramatization “threw the public into an uproar when listeners believed flocks of nasty little men from Mars had smashed down into the State of New Jersey and were wiping out civilization…” Police stations and newspaper offices were inundated with calls from the public and telephone switchboards overloaded, while others evacuated their homes and apartment buildings, fearing the worst. Read more about it and the aftermath and follow us on Twitter @librarycongress #ChronAm!
Earlier this month, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced an additional $4.5 million in funding to institutions in 18 states to expand selection and digitization of U.S. historic newspapers for the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP), including first-time awardee University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. Seventeen other participating institutions - Alaska Division of Libraries, Archives, and Museums; University of California, Riverside; Colorado Historical Society; University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; State Historical Society of Iowa; Maine State Library; University of Maryland, College Park; Central Michigan University; Montana Historical Society; University of Nebraska-Lincoln; University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Rutgers University, New Brunswick (New Jersey); University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Ohio History Connection; South Dakota Department of Education; University of North Texas; and Washington State Library - received additional awards, each charged with selecting and digitizing approx. 100,000 newspaper pages from their state for contribution to the online newspaper collection "Chronicling America," hosted by the Library of Congress. Since 2005, cultural institutions in 46 states and Puerto Rico have contributed more than 13 million digitized American historical newspaper pages, published between 1789 and 1963 and in 14 different languages, to the collection. Jointly sponsored by the NEH and LC, NDNP is a long-term effort to provide access to an Internet-based, searchable database of U.S. newspapers with descriptive information and select digitization of historic pages. This rich digital resource will be developed and permanently maintained at the Library of Congress. The NEH grant program funds the contribution of content from, eventually, all U.S. states and territories.... Read more about it & follow us on Twitter @librarycongress #ChronAm!!
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