Next week we’ll feature a final wrap up on this book and announce the next read-along which will be family friendly and another World War book.
Today, you’ll find notes for Chapters 17 and 18 in this article. Did you notice we’re over half-way through the tome?
Kiddos and teachers –heads up: language is especially rough in these chapters and the descriptions of atrocities are graphic. As usual, my chapter notes are family-friendly, so consider using these for now and save the book for college years. Continue reading
Looking for some World War II books to read with kids? (since this read-along book isn’t suitable for kiddos) Check out our resource lists on the WWII history page! May we recommend Pearl Harbor is Burning! A Story of World War II Kathleen V. Kudlinski?
Here are the notes from Chapters 9-10 in Inferno… Continue reading
It’s reading time… Here are the notes for Chapters 7 and 8 in our history read-along.
Be warned: Chapter 7 is rough in a few parts and not suitable for children. However, the chapter notes are certainly suitable for all ages! Continue reading
We’ve been talking about American trade, and last week we discussed the international aspects. One important and defining moment in American and World History is directly linked to the U.S. Navy and maritime trade interests.
It wasn’t a war or even a battle. Instead, an American fleet broke through the isolationist “walls” surrounding Japan, opening opportunity for the Asian country and establishing firm diplomatic relationships between the countries. Taking place in 1853 and 1854, it signaled a positive beginning of maritime trade with Japan – an arrangement which could benefit both countries.
Understanding this event is a key foundation to examining the history of American roles, influences, and diplomacy with Asia. Today, we present some overview history of the American commodore, the Japanese shogun, the first American ships to enter Japanese harbors, and the first treaty between the countries. Continue reading