Katherine Norman

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Phoenician Government

The governments of such Phoenician cities as Tyre, Sidon, and Byblos were led by hereditary monarchs throughout their history. Those individual …

The untold story of a mother brutally murdered by her young sons in Victorian England

I came across the Coombes case in an old newspaper. ‘Alleged matricide by boys,’ announced the London Daily News on July 18, 1895. ‘A shocking story of the murder of a mother is reported from Plaistow.’<p>The paper explained that the decomposing body of a 37-year-old woman had been found on a bed in a …

Ancient mummy unearthed in Mongolia

Ancient mummy unearthed in Mongolia: 6th century Turkic woman was buried in beautifully stitched clothes 1,500 years ago alongside her sacrificed …

DIY schooling on the rise as more parents opt for home education

No one knows exactly how many children are being taught at home, but new figures suggest numbers in England are growing. Why is this?<p>For Marta Drew and her family, it was a difficult decision, but the right one. Eight years ago, she says, her seven-year-old son had been complaining about school. …

Japanese Hunter-Gatherers Defy Notions About Prehistoric Violence

A new study of human remains from prehistoric Japan challenges the idea that engaging in warfare is deeply embedded in human nature. Prehistoric …

Cherokee Nation May Have Cultivated Honey Locust Trees

BUFFALO, NEW YORK—Biologist Robert J. Warren of SUNY Buffalo State thinks that the honey locust tree, or <i>Gleditsia triancanthos</i>, may have been …

Archaeology

The first Muslims in England

<b>Sixteenth-century Elizabethan England has always had a special place in the nation's understanding of itself. But few realise that it was also the first time that Muslims began openly living, working and practising their faith in England, writes Jerry Brotton.</b><p>From as far away as North Africa, the …

Denisovan DNA in Pacific Islanders

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON—A new genetic study of Melanesians shows that they retain traces of archaic DNA inherited from both Neanderthals and Denisovans, …

Anthropology

First Second Launches Series of Science Comics

Graphic novel publisher First Second, known for its creator-driven graphic novels, is kicking off a new line, Science Comics, aimed at middle-grade …

Graphic Novels

Carnegie medal and Kate Greenaway shortlists 2016 announced

Children and teenagers,Books,Culture,Children's books: 7 and under,Children's books: 8-12 years,Teen books,Adventure (children and teens),Paranormal romance (children and teens),Friendship (children and teens),War (children and teens),Picture books,Sarah Crossan,Frances Hardinge,Patrick Ness,Marcus …

Books

Scientists Study Nuclear DNA From Sima de los Huesos Fossils

LEIPZIG, GERMANY—An international team of researchers has analyzed nuclear DNA obtained from 430,000-year-old bones from the Sima de los Huesos, or …

Evolution

Archaeologists Uncover Another Branch of the Silk Road

Famous for facilitating an incredible exchange of culture and goods between the East and the West, the ancient Silk Road is thought to have meandered …

Archaeology

1.8-Million-year-Old Olduvai Gorge Landscape Reconstructed

NEW BRUNSWICK, NEW JERSEY—Gail M. Ashley of Rutgers University, Clayton R. Magill of the Geological Institute in Zurich, Manuel Domínguez-Rodrigo of …

Anthropology

Five Young Adult Novels You Need to Read in the First Half of 2016

There are so many great Young Adult books coming out in 2016 that it can be a little overwhelming to contemplate which you should add to your "to-read" list. Working in an independent bookstore, our mantra is, "So many books, so little time." I took the liberty of sharing five standout titles that …

5 female trailblazers from history

Historian Amanda Foreman talks to Charlotte Hodgman about five female trailblazers through history...<p><i>This article first appeared in the August 2015</i> …

Pictures of the Week 2.25.16

Houston

Did we pack a flask?

Quite a history trip!<p>Yes, we made it to Greece just after finishing the Ancient Greek part of our history cycle! We may have eaten some …

Adventures in Home Schooling

Humanism for Schools

The BHA’s educational resources are for teachers who want to make RE/RME, Citizenship and PSHE/PSE/Health and Wellbeing properly inclusive, and for …

Humanism

Play

* <b>Free online college courses</b> can be found on many sites, with directories available at sites like MIT's Open Coursework Consortium. Big players in …

Reading Schemes for the Home Educator

This is the name of the UK Government scheme, which like much other information has now disappeared from the Government website. I have a paper copy …

Spar-Klean Science - Is the loo really cleaner than the dish cloth?

I need to be honest and say I am posting this against my better judgement. I mean, no one is going to want to eat at my house if the cloth we use to …

Ice- cream addition with a bit of help from Thomas and Friends

Pink has never been a fan of ice-cream, it just did not agree with her spd, it was too cold and she hated the texture. But she is learning to …

Letters to move the mind….

The Sunday papers are great for lighting the fire. There’s plenty of it, although the magazines aren’t that flammable with their shiny perspectives …

Best laid plans...

Today was going to be awesome! Meeting up with friends at the splash park, where the council have just added a temporary 'beach', and taking nets to …

My Attitude

I’m attempting to adjust my attitude towards M’s attitude (if that makes sense) by reading a book called Project-Based Homeschooling: Mentoring Self …

Great Lesson Four – the Story of Maths

According to the Montessori plan, the fourth Great Lesson ought to be the Story of Writing, but I bought an abacus for my Great Lesson on Maths and …

Adventures in Home Schooling

Project Based Learning: Microbes - Bacteria

This week we have been learning all about Bacteria. Bacteria, a type of prokaryotic cell, can come in an assortment of shapes:<p>As we are currently …