Playing in the mud, getting splashed with paint, lighting up the night or getting chased by zombies all add a little excitement to the typical 5K race. Fun runs are all the rage and a great way to get newbies involved in running; or to give veteran runners a change of pace. Most fun runs remove the [ ... ]
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As a runner, I wanted to pay my respects to the Boston Marathoners; as an environmentalist, I didn’t want to use a lot of gas to go to ston.
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We, the Year 3 class of Ajman Academy in the United Arab Emirates, wrote this article in order to help parents know what to expect in Thailand when travelling with kids. Since we are 7-9 years old, we researched what to do in Thailand from a kid’s perspective. We had to do a lot of thinking and re [ ... ]
Recently, I had the opportunity to teach my Year 3 students of Ajman Academy all about planning and taking a trip.
In our school, we follow the PYP model of education, where we break our year up into six blocks, each one focusing on a transdisciplinary theme and central idea. Within each idea, there [ ... ]
Dell Rapids is a beautiful and quaint piece of Americana history with its Pink Rose Quartz buildings from the local quarry. Along the banks of the picturesque Big Sioux River since 1871, this small community of 3,650 is located approximately 15 minutes north of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. This l [ ... ]
Opened in 1953, Dan Hotel Tel Aviv was the first luxury hotel in Israel and has maintained its status as the “Grande Dame” of Tel Aviv hotels ever since. Part of a 14 hotel chain operating in Israel, the Dan Tel Aviv hotel is in a category of its own in service and opulence in the Israeli hospit [ ... ]
Colonial Williamsburg is the pinnacle of American living history museums. But there are many other living history "museums" -- those places where costumed "interpreters" bring history to life. They are a great way to get kids tuned into history.If the kids are lucky, the interpreters will be able to answer their questions (How do you go to the bathroom in those weird pants?) as well as teach them skills our forebears knew (planting corn without a tractor, making a wig by hand.)
My kids and I have visited several, including the greatest of them all, Colonial Williamsburg, a recreation of life as America's earliest settlers lived it. The free daily Revolutionary War re-enactments were fascinating to me, although my daughter, Tess, then 9, got a little bored. I think if we revisited now that she has studied Revolutionary War history in school, she might be more tuned in.
We never head to Springfield from Chicago without a stop at New Salem, the recreation of the town where Abraham Lincoln lived as a young man. And my visit to the Barrington Living History Farm in Washington-on-Brazos, Texas, was a eye-opening looking at the difficult life on a Texas cotton farm.Here is a list of just a few of the living museums around the country, each with a different time in American history.
Colonial Williamsburg (Williamsburg, Va.)
Walk the streets of America's earliest settlers and experience life in the 17th and 18th centuries at the nation's largest outdoor museum. Explore dozens of Colonial buildings, homes, and shops reconstructed on 301 acres - most on their original foundations.
Columbia State Historic Park (Columbia, Calif.)
Known as the "Gem of the Southern Mines," Columbia State Historic Park comes as close to a gold-rush town in its heyday as any site in the Gold Country. Visitors can stay in the haunted Columbia Hotel, ride a stagecoach, pan for gold, and watch blacksmiths and goldsmiths perfecting their skills.
Connor Prairie (Fishers, Ind.)
Conner Prairie brings prairie history to life in its four distinct outdoor living history areas and indoor museum, where kids can milk cows, card wool and churn butter. Conner Prairie also offers special sleepover programs, ranging from arms-making to the famed and award-winning Underground Railroad experience, Follow the North Star.
Constitution Village (Huntsville, Ala.)
Capturing the history and spirit of "the heart of the Dixie," Constitution Village gives visitors an opportunity to explore ante-bellum Alabama. The museum reconstructs six buildings on their original site, depicting early lifestyle of the South.
Landis Valley Museum (Lancaster, Pa.)
Offering a glimpse into the rural Pennsylvania German life in the early 18th century, Landis Valley has more than 40 historic structures located on 100 acres. The museum features heirloom gardens, authentic farmsteads, on-hearth cooking, demonstrations of traditional crafts and horse-drawn wagon rides.
Plimoth Plantation (Plymouth, Mass.)
At Plimoth Plantation, visitors immerse themselves in two different worlds: The Wampanoag Homesite showcases the traditional ways of Massachusetts' Native Americans, and the 1627 English Village introduces the country's first settlers - Pilgrims.