Tuesday, December 13, 2011

European History Trimester Exam

The 2011 Trimester Exam in European History will be given on Tuesday, December 20.

Click here for the Review Sheet.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Justinian's Hagia Sophia

 One of the Byzantine Emperor Justinian's most enduring contributions is the church of Hagia Sophia (Holy Wisdom).

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Roman Entertainment

Romans lived for panem et circenses - Bread and Circuses. Roman circuses weren't about clowns and dancing bears, it meant chariot racing. This is a clip from 1959's Ben Hur, just to give a taste of what the circus might have been like.

As far as the bread goes, you'll have to make your own. But here is a website with a recipe

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Roman Government

The link below is a good description of the the working of the Roman Government during the late Republic.

Click here for the Cursus Honorum

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Greek Gods & Goddess

This video does a nice job of describing the various Greek deities.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

The Greeks Had a Word for It

Greek customs and practics still impact our world today. This is from Pearls Before Swine, September 8, 2011

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Back to School for 2011

The first topic we'll be covering this school year is Classical Greece.

Check this site for supplementary material.

Good luck this year!

Friday, June 10, 2011

European History Comprehensive Review

European History Comprehensive Exam is on Monday, June 20

Click here for the review sheet

Don't Despair,


Monday, May 16, 2011

Hyperinflation in Germany's Weimar Republic

This video does a pretty good job explaining the causes and effects of hyperinflation that struck Germany in 1922-1923.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Flanders Fields

As we approach Memorial Day, we will be seeing people selling paper flowers to support veterans' groups. The flower is, of course, the poppy.

What is the connection between the poppy and veterans? In 1915 a surgeon named John McCrea serving with the Canadian army wrote a poem called "In Flanders Fields."

The link below will take you to the poem and a brief history of the poem and the man who wrote it.

In Flanders Field

Please remember the men and women of our armed forces.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

PBS Resources on World War I

On our side of the Atlantic, PBS has some excellent resources about the Great War. Click here to have a look.

Monday, April 11, 2011

World War I Resources

The BBC has some interesting material on the First World War on their website. Click here to have a look.

Also, the British National Archives has some great stuff. Click here to visit this resource.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Ems Telegram

Both the original and the edited text are here for this document that sparked the Franco-Prussian War

Click here to check it out

Monday, March 21, 2011

Jobs in the Industrial Revolution

The History Channel used to have a series called "The Worst Jobs in History." These clips are from the episode on the Victorian Era. They go through what it was like to work in Britain at the height of the Industrial Revolution

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

PBS Website on Napoleon

This website on Napoleon has a tremendous amount of information, plus some really cool features.

Click here to visit.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

List of English Monarchs

The website below has a listing of the monarchs of England and Great Britain, plus biographical sketchs.


The Glorious Revolution

For more information regarding the English Glorious Revolution, check this link:


Great Source for European and World History

Check out the BBC History Magazine Website by clicking here or in the list of links on the right.