Archduke Ferdinand of Austria-Hungry was killed, which ignited a world war on a scale that no one had ever seen before. There is some neat actually video footage from the era over at Telegraph.co.uk. The kids really liked this quick overview of the war:
Of course, we’ll get more in-depth coverage of World War 1 in the coming weeks, but for now, I wanted to post this video where LtVv111 can find it for his blog. Pop on over there and comment if you can, he loves getting comments. Also, check out P1nky’s blog, and Capt740’s blog if you have the time.
Science for the younger two today was a lesson about Camels, Llamas, Deer, and Caribou. So of course, we had to play the Llama song. Enjoy.
Then during our discussion of Caribou, we learned that it’s the females that have the antlers! That means Rudolph is a girl! We also learned that Rudolph wouldn’t have needed his shiny nose, because caribou have innate radar that leads them home. My 9 year old then chimed in with, “But if Rudolph didn’t have his shiny nose, NORAD wouldn’t be able to keep track of him! Even though he’s fake anyway.”
This was a neat little video explaining Daylight Savings, how & why it started, and the debate about it’s continued usefulness.
Also, a nifty Animaniacs video about Time Zones
Then there was this cute little video about the longest day