History and Drama

Night-time History Reading Books

     A teacher  from Oregon asked what history-related books my family used for reading aloud after dinner.  A short list follows for grades 3-6. I’m choosing oldies but goodies, but there are many other wonderful books out there today. Ancient…
January 8, 2021

Rebecca in New York Post Mayflower Article

Mayflower enthusiasts! For interesting reads, see these articles by Dr. Peter Wood. 1) "America wasn’t founded on slavery in 1619, but on Pilgrims’ ideals in 1620"   By Peter Wood     New York Post, November 7, 2020 https://nypost.com/2020/11/07/america-wasnt-founded-on-slavery-but-on-pilgrims-ideals/ I am quoted in…
November 28, 2020

Musings on a Fishing Club

These days, when getting on a plane, I greet the people squished up next to me, but then get out a book and read.  I can talk nonstop so this is really a test for me. That said, one time…
October 9, 2020

Oregon Article on Mayflower Book!

July 2020 News Blast by Beth Lambright, Governor, Oregon Society of Mayflower Descendants Many of you may have seen the Mayflower Quarterly last month and Oregon Society of Mayflower Descendants member Rebecca Locklear’s…The Mayflower at Cape Cod curriculum  for grades…
August 30, 2020

Book Review U.S. Life-Saving Service!

Book Review Exploring the U.S. Life-Saving Service 1878-1915 17 Student Workshops with 120 Activities by Rebecca Locklear Reviewed by Debbie Allyn Jett, Editor, The Journal of the U.S. Life-Saving Service Heritage Association, Vol. 21, No. 1 2020 What a unique…
August 23, 2020

Cancel School?

What do you think of Kenya and their solution to cancel K-12 school for the 2020-2021 school year? For the U.S. this is a hypothetical question since cancelling K-12 school will never happen. I suspect the main reason would be…
August 18, 2020

Homeschooling and the Pie of Life

     Right now, parents are making difficult school choices based on COVID-19.  A number of moms contacted me to say they will keep their kids at home.      The question they have is this: Should they stay connected with…
July 21, 2020