Some exciting things happened in history this week! Here are some of the historical events you may want to study with your students:
- December 13th: St. Lucia's Day is celebrated in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and other (mostly Scandinavian) countries. Here are some ways to celebrate St. Lucy's Day:
~ Read the history of St. Lucia's Day (from Sweden) or read more here (from Wikipedia)
- December 14th: The South Pole was reached in 1911 by four Norwegians, led by a man named Roald Amundsen.
~ Read about the adventure in a brief history here, or read about the expedition straight from Amundsen in his book, now free as a Kindle ebook (readable on any iDevice, computer, Kindle, etc.)
If you know of any historical events (from any country) that occurred between December 12-18, please share them in the comments section. And please let us know if you find good lesson plans, history links, or tutorials for the above holidays.
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This is such a cool idea! I’ve been dying to read Amundsen’s book for a while now–maybe I’ll set aside tomorrow to start it. 🙂