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Patricia Rice
The Notorious Atherton, August 2013
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Thank you! Sometimes, it's now WHERE we create so much as WHEN. Finding time can be a challenge.
Toggle Commented Sep 14, 2016 on Where Do The Wenches Work? at Word Wenches
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I LOVE doing poor gentlemen! So if distance from the subject is the key, maybe my UK and Aussie readers will like westerns. ;) Patricia Rice http://patriciarice.com
Toggle Commented Sep 12, 2016 on Who Reads American History? at Word Wenches
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Turn to Hamilton? What channel? Thats such a fascinating era and really, we need to know the fundamentals about the establishment of our country! Patricia Rice http://patriciarice.com
Toggle Commented Sep 9, 2016 on Who Reads American History? at Word Wenches
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Wow, Ive not heard of those. I wonder if they stand up to the test of time? Patricia Rice http://patriciarice.com
Toggle Commented Sep 9, 2016 on Who Reads American History? at Word Wenches
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LOL! I think the St Louis library might object to mailing them to us. Ill try the Orange County one. Patricia Rice http://patriciarice.com
Toggle Commented Sep 9, 2016 on Who Reads American History? at Word Wenches
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A fascination with archaeology and anthropology seem to go hand in hand with our love of history. I have a huge stack of books and DVDs sitting here on Mayan and Inca history that I'm determined to work my way through as soon as I get that story organized in my head. But you're entirely right--history is always relevant. I wish more people understood that.
Toggle Commented Sep 8, 2016 on Who Reads American History? at Word Wenches
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I'd forgotten the Great Comet, thank you! (My mind is packed full of irrelevant knowledge and sieves it like sand) It certainly was a time of great upheaval, although Napoleon really should have taken into consideration that it might be the other side that was made great by the comet. When I was a kid, I MADE the costumes--several outfits for Barbie and Ken dolls representing Puritan/Early American clothing. And got dinged by the male teacher who thought it was too easy. The rest of the class took exception, however, and he had to mark up my grade. Researching Egyptians wasn't easy!
Toggle Commented Sep 8, 2016 on Who Reads American History? at Word Wenches
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You are exactly right. Kids relate to people. We all do. Once we hook them on people and What Happens Next, then we can feed them timelines and politics.
Toggle Commented Sep 8, 2016 on Who Reads American History? at Word Wenches
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Y'know, I kinda like the idea of a well-rounded education through travel! You might not have appreciated it as a child, but you probably learned more than most that way. And thank you! I'm eagerly looking for more rabbit holes.
Toggle Commented Sep 8, 2016 on Who Reads American History? at Word Wenches
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Absolutely brilliant! I hope that teacher was well recognized and treated for stirring imaginations and opening young minds. 5th grade is such a vital year!
Toggle Commented Sep 8, 2016 on Who Reads American History? at Word Wenches
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So whatever happened to textbooks that they've declined to their current state? And the Alsthuler books were never in our school library. Did people lose interest in history? and thank you. I am now evilly contemplating what American historical facts I can use to stir controversy.
Toggle Commented Sep 8, 2016 on Who Reads American History? at Word Wenches
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I blame reading on a lot of things. And yes, I'm sure it's the British and Russian literature that I read as a teen that spiked my quest for historical knowledge. How do other people learn anything without books?
Toggle Commented Sep 7, 2016 on Who Reads American History? at Word Wenches
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oh wow, you speak to me clearly! I suffered from similar ignorance in school. I know my granddaughter has been doing some crash courses in history that took them into WWII but I doubt if they're teaching more than who shot whom and when.
Toggle Commented Sep 7, 2016 on Who Reads American History? at Word Wenches
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I wish we could clone teachers like that! We need teachers to teach teachers...
Toggle Commented Sep 7, 2016 on Who Reads American History? at Word Wenches
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Thank you! This could be fun.
Toggle Commented Sep 7, 2016 on Who Reads American History? at Word Wenches
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Oh, be still my beating heart, someone remembers Lord Rogue! You have just made my day, thank you! The history of the Mississippi River is beyond fascinating--and the people that traveled it! How can we dismiss an entire era?
Toggle Commented Sep 7, 2016 on Who Reads American History? at Word Wenches
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Or if those old TV shows had truly been accurate, we could teach using them! The people are absolutely fascinating. Maybe newspapers written as they are now, but using the people of the past? We have to get our heads of textbooks!
Toggle Commented Sep 7, 2016 on Who Reads American History? at Word Wenches
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Good to know! We'll see how those blogs work out as time goes on. I think Robin Hood on TV turned a lot of kids onto English history. For me, it was the westerns.
Toggle Commented Sep 7, 2016 on Who Reads American History? at Word Wenches
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Please, do not get me started. SEALs, billionaires, and wedding planners... c'mon!
Toggle Commented Sep 7, 2016 on Who Reads American History? at Word Wenches
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You were truly blessed! Because sometimes history is just that--gossip. ;) No two historians ever agree on every point.
Toggle Commented Sep 7, 2016 on Who Reads American History? at Word Wenches
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Yes, we have a new version of Birth of A Nation coming out in film and I'm interested in how they present it.
Toggle Commented Sep 7, 2016 on Who Reads American History? at Word Wenches
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I'm guessing it's easier to test dates and tariffs than understanding of the elements that caused the history to happen. A good history book would teach people and events, but people who write history books are more tied up in politics, I fear.
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Since Mary Jo is writing about the War of 1812, and my Rogues and Desperadoes are being re-released this month, I thought it might be fun to take a little jog back to our American history classes. Continue reading
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oh definitely glom the Ashley Gardners! I'm not much on shapeshifters but her historicals are excellent.
Toggle Commented Sep 1, 2016 on What We're Reading at Word Wenches
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Ooooo, I like that idea! He could end up knocking people out. ;) Patricia Rice http://patriciarice.com
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