Read about acts of courage that left a lasting impact during the American Civil War.
The imprint of Greek and Roman mythology is all around us, from the names of our shoes (Nike, the goddess of victory) to the names of the planets (Mercury, Venus, Mars, etc). And maybe a certain recent movie series has made you familiar with a little Norse mythology, like Thor and Loki, too. Now a new show is introducing Western audiences to Chinese mythology. Find out how costume designers approached dressing ancient Chinese gods for a modern American audience.
Shakespeare, an iconic figure
in English history, is celebrated and beloved by another significant English
figure, King Charles. Read about how and why King Charles celebrates the 400-year
anniversary of Shakespeare’s First Folio.
Wilma Rudolph was a remarkable American athlete who overcame massive illness as a young child. Her achievements at the 1960 Olympics were impressive and inspirational.
Source: Smithsonian Magazine
See pages from Anne Frank’s diary with explanatory notes in this excerpt from the book 100 Documents That Changed the World.
create the fairytale genre we know and enjoy today. Skim the article to find
out some interesting facts about her life and work.
Source: The Daily Item
Women in the United States have always been active participants in war efforts, dating all the way back to the American Revolution.
Source: How Stuff Works
Words like “myth” and “legend” often make you think of stories from thousands of years ago, but new legends are always being created. America is no exception, with a number of popular myths spreading during the 1800s as the country expanded westward. This article provides a high-level summary of nine of the most well-known American frontier legends–some entirely fictional, but some based on exaggerations around real people and events.
Source: USA Today
Key dates and events are highlighted in this brief, informative
overview of the American Civil War.
Source: The Guardian
Many of Shakespeare’s works
might be lost to us forever had they not been preserved in a collection of published
manuscripts known as the First Folio.