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RATCATCHER’S DAY

THIS DAY IN GEOGRAPHIC HISTORY

On July 22, 1376, legend holds that the “Pied Piper,” a ratcatcher, led more than a hundred children out of their homes in Hamelin, Germany, never to be seen again.

“And so long after what happened here
274 “On the Twenty-second of July,
275 “Thirteen hundred and seventy-six:”

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July 22, 2017 at 3:25 pm Leave a comment

Digital Archive of Soviet Children’s Books

A Digital Archive of Soviet Children’s Books Goes Online: Browse the Artistic, Ideological Collection (1917-1953)

July 21, 2017 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

¡Olé! Flamenco

¡Olé! Flamenco
By George Ancona

FLAMENCO—it’s singing, it’s dancing, it’s guitar playing! It’s an exciting, expressive art form that has evolved over hundreds of years.

In Santa Fe, New Mexico, we meet Janira Cordova, who is studying flamenco. The students in her dance company, Flamenco’s Next Generation, are eager to learn the tools of their art: how to move their hands, arms, feet, and bodies to the rhythms of the songs and music. When it is finally time to perform at Santa Fe’s annual Spanish Market, the young dancers can’t wait to get onstage and showcase their skills. As the singing, music, and clapping surround the dancers, Janira’s arms and hands flow through the air. Her skirt whirls. Her feet stamp the floor. Her dancing expresses her joy as she proudly carries on the colorful tradition of flamenco.

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July 19, 2017 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

C’est Chic!

July 16, 2017 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Forty-four Turkish Fairy Tales

Forty-Four Turkish Fairy Tales (1913)

June 6, 2017 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

The Moor’s Last Stand


The Moor’s Last Stand:
How Seven Centuries of Muslim Rule in Spain Came to an End

by Elizabeth Drayson

I wanted to show why his life matters – and the meanings it now has at this time of extreme tension between the west and the Islamic states.

The last Muslim King in Spain

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May 22, 2017 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Teachers’ Day 2017 (United States)

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May 9, 2017 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

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