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American History

August 21st, 2011 at 10:37 am

I just finished watchin a course on early American history thru the 49ers. I got it from the library and it was excellent. The teacher was guy who teaches high school in CA. There was thirty 30-minute lectures. For each lecture he dressed up as a different character of the time period and spoke with that accent. He wasn't a famous character, but was familiar with famous characters, for instance George Washingtons secretary or Mark Twain's brother. He would tell a little bit about the common man's life during the time discussed and then talk about the main issues of the time. Quite entertaining. I bet his students love him.

There was a big fire in the foothills near me for the last couple of days. You could see it from my house. They had it mostly contained yesterday and then we got a big rainstorm last night. Almost 2 hours of rain, which really helped. Glad it's out now. I hate to see the mountains burn.

I finished reading the library book What Angels Fear by C.S. Harris. Mystery - pretty good.

3 Responses to “American History”

  1. LuckyRobin Says:

    Can you let me know the name of the history series you were watching? My DH watches a lot of lectures like that and is very interested in the one you described.

  2. retire@50 Says:

    It's called Early American history : Native Americans through the Forty-Niner by Thompson, Linwood C. - videorecording

    He has another one called World history : the fertile crescent to the American Revolution by Thompson, Linwood - videorecording - that I just put on hold.

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Ooh! That sounds very interesting!

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