Friday, December 30, 2011

The Famous Daily Launches

Last weekend, the Famous Daily ( launched.  The Famous Daily shows us what makes today special through highlighting important events that occurred on this date in history.

The information featured in the famous daily includes:

-Today's Famous Birthdays showing which famous person celebrates a birthday today
-Today's History which shows 5 key events from history that occurred on this date
-A Famous Quote that was said on this day in history
-Today's holiday and the location in the world it is celebrated
-Today's famous event in sports, entertainment, and geography

The Famous Daily is published on the web each morning.  Users can also sign up to get the Famous Daily via email each morning ( It is free to receive the Famous Daily through email each morning.

Each day - it is exciting to get an email showing what happened on this date in history.  And Famous Daily is here to make it easy for anyone to be informed either through email or on the web.


Friday, April 22, 2011

World War One - Online Magazine

Through online networking I've recently connected with, Simon McShannon, the creator of the online publication, "Dugout-WW1".

‘Dugout-WW1’  merges all aspects of WW1 in one publication.  Simon's offering the first magazine for Free.

The magazine features and covers all significant episodes from World War One.   Including the key figures, the politics, the battles, weapons the hot topics and much much more.  This instantly downloadable magazine contains approximately 80 Pages per issue, and is packed full of pictures, illustrations, information and lesser-known facts regarding this bloody and tragic conflict.  
Every Issue Features
  • A Re-Enactment Group
  • Major Battle
  • Key Civilian or Military figure of World War One
  • Famous Military Unit
  • 3 factsheets (Navy, Army and Air force)
  • Artillery and Weapons
  •  Mess Hut (Recipes from World War one)
  • Book’s Review
  • DVD’s Review
  • Events & News
  • Most Articles Have Embedded Video Links
  •  Internet Linked Advertisers
  • Classified Advertisements
The magazine is available online at and Be sure to checkout the preview to see just how easy it is to read.
The magazine is FREE for the first issue and thereafter a monthly subscription of $4.95.  (£3.30) 
Compared to most historical magazines currently retailed, Dugout-WW1 is not only a great wealth of information but a great addition to the military enthusiast’s collection.  

With a wealth of clickable links which take you, the reader, to video footage and much more….   at an affordable bargain price.

You can follow Simon McShannon and "Dugout-WW1" on Twitter.


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

How do you Teach Longitude and Latitude?

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Do you have a secret in teaching kids the wonders of maps? Would you like to learn how other teachers do it?

Head on over to OurGlobalHistory


Thursday, February 10, 2011

History Simplified with Music

Another post at History Simplified through Song and Comic


Thursday, January 27, 2011

New post at

Byzantine Podcasts: Lars Brownworth's Lost to the West

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The Civil War - A Concise History - Book Review

With the 150th anniversary of the Civil War fast approaching, it is probably time you brushed up on your Civil War history.  If you're in need of a refresher on the topic or have never ventured into the Civil War era, The Civil War: A Concise History is a great place to start.

Author Louis P. Masur begins with the causes of the conflict and continues year by year covering major political, social events of the time.  Not to mention the military events, battles and important characters of the war.

The book focuses on two main themes:

How the war changed from an effort to restore Union towards an all-out war that would change the fundamental existence of the Southern society.  And how the war changed to become a battle to abolish slavery.

Masur continues in the aftermath of the war, including post-war policy and reconstruction.   It's a good introduction into this very complicated era of American history.

The Civil War: A Concise History is a readable, palatable introductory overview of the different causes, major events and some new stories that have created the Civil War.