Category: Howard Zinn

What I Learned Today 12/16 & 12/17/14

History: Revolutions Like the last chapter, people are unhappy. Some angry at taxes, but taxes just come from laws. Some rebels that used to revolt previosly did not join in on these new revolts. All of this started from farmers. When farmers stopped paying money for their land because of taxes, the government found that there was clearly room in…

What I Learned Today 12/12/14

History: In history, slavery was one cruelest human acts. American slavery was worse than the slavery of other countries. For example, slaves were burned, hanged, and mutilated in all sorts of ways. The main reason it happened is that they had a need for labor. In settlements, they couldn’t take Indians because they were more resistant than anyone else in…

What I Learned Today 12/10/14

Please note: A People's History of the United States is a 1980 non-fiction book by American historian and political scientist Howard Zinn. In the book, Zinn seeks to present American history through the eyes of the common people rather than political and economic elites. So, when you see Sage's chapter summaries, the history will be much different than the history…

What I Learned Today 12/2/14

Minecraft Homeschool: Ancient Civilization I learned a bunch so far this week about ancient civilization. People say “a barrel of a gun” because the way you make a barrel is the way the first cannons were made. A crayfish is an iron thing with multiple cutting blades at the front and back and spikes on the four wheels it had.…

What I Learned Today 11/24/14

I got to spend the weekend with my great grandma and grandpa. It's fun going up on weekends. Grandma makes me special stuff to eat. She made me really good onion soup this time, and she baked five pies for Thanksgiving!!! I took this really good picture of her: Big History Project Ch 5: 1. I learned that people say…