Blogs tagged "courage"

Journey into Chinese Folktales to Discover Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

Moon over cumulus clouds. Photo, Fir0002, courtesy Wikimedia Commons
The roundest moon can be seen in the autumn. It is time for reunions. I wish you a happy Mid-Autumn Day and a wonderful life. —Chinese greeting for mid-autumn Moon FestivalThe moon figures large in the folklore of China. Legend has it that a jade rabbit lives on the moon and spends its time manufacturing elixirs of immortality while serving as a companion to Chang’e, the Moon goddess. The moon is so important in the Chinese cultural tradition that it even rates its own annual festival!Read More »
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Leadership and Legacy in WWI

Chronicling America image of Turks at Gallipoli
Last week, we wrote about resources available to teachers and students who want to explore WWI in some depth. Because National History Day’s 2015 topic is “Leadership and Legacy,” we’re devoting this week’s blog to some ideas for the upcoming school year. NHD has developed a list of 100 figures in world history—and more than a few of them can be related in one way or another to the causes, the course, or the consequences of the Great War.Read More »
Categories Closer Readings

Migrate to “In the Time of the Butterflies”

Monarch butterfly
A novel is not, after all, a historical document, but a way to travel through the human heart. —Julia AlvarezRead More »
Categories Closer Readings