Month: September 2014


Venice is an interesting and important city that is located off the coast of Italy. This city is built on 118 small, swampy, malaria-infested islands. How could people survive here? How could such a thriving and wonderful city such as Venice is today, rise from bogs? Continue reading “Venice”


Three Renaissance Artists

Three of the most important Renaissance artists were Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli and Michelangelo. These were all very accomplished artists who sought to perfect their works in different ways. Continue reading “Three Renaissance Artists”

The Battles of Stamford Bridge and Hastings

Harold Godwinson, the future king of England, was sailing on a ship off the coast of southern England when a tempest drove him away from shore. He and his fellow sailors were stranded on the coast of France. There he and his companions were found by Duke William of Normandy, a man who aspired to the throne of England. Continue reading “The Battles of Stamford Bridge and Hastings”

Plymouth Colony

Plymouth Colony and the famous Mayflower were founded by the Pilgrims. The Pilgrims invented Thanksgiving and negotiated peaceful terms with the Indians.

James I of England, the successor of Elizabeth I, made changes in the Church of England. Some people did not like these changes, so they left for Leiden, Holland. These were henceforward known as Pilgrims. Continue reading “Plymouth Colony”