Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Forgetting like it was yesterday...

Remember sitting in social studies as a child and thinking that the dates, places and names you needed to memorize for the unit test were things you would NEVER need to know once the test is over? Well think again as you will no doubt meet them face-to-artist rendition once more when your kids tackle fifth grade social studies! 

Little quiz:
Who founded the independent country of Haiti?
You guessed it! Toussiant L'Ouverture

Who helped lead Columbia, Peru, Ecuador, Panama and Venezuela to independence?
That's right, the lovable Simon Bolivar - or more commonly known as:
Simón José Antonio de la Santísima Trinidad Bolívar y Palacios Ponte y Blanco.

Who was the five time President of Mexico who overthrew French occupation, all without a military background? 
That would be none other than Benito Juarez

And who can forget the man who lead the Liberation Army of the South, and even in 1910 knew how important it was to have followers (Zapatistas)
Yes, your friend and mine, Emilliano Zapata

These famous important figures in world history once had its place in my studies, and after a long absence, return once more to be hailed for their bravery and accomplishments, even if it might be only for a limited engagement....


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