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History Camp: On the Road

History Camp: On the Road! We are about halfway through summer and there are still places to go and people to see! There are many fun things that you can do not only augment all of that learning you’ve done over the past year and give a leg up for the upcoming year, but can make those long hours on the road fun. Read on for some fun things to do in the car, plane, or train whether your trip is long or short! Be sure to also check out Check out History Unboxed® coloring books. Available in both paper…

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Roman numerals, The Ides of March, and the Roman Calendar

We’ve all heard the saying “Beware the Ides of March” right? The saying, from Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar, was said by a soothsayer warning the Emperor of the coming assassination. While we have no evidence that Caesar was actually warned ahead of time, the Ides of March has most famously become associated with that fateful day.  While many people know that the Ides of March is the 15th of March, many don’t know what it actually meant and what its role in the Roman calendar was.  Would it surprise you to know that the Ides of March was a sacred…

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