American Culture and History - The Donner Party

The Donner Party

For today’s American Culture and History lesson, we’re going to learn about The Donner Party. Let’s go ahead and begin with the fact of the day. We’re going to be talking about the Donner party. Just to be clear, when I say party I mean group. A party can consist Read more…

American History and Culture Lesson - Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg

For today’s American Culture and History lesson, we’re going to learn about The Project Gutenberg. When I say a book is in the public domain, what does that mean to you? The meaning of public domain in English is that it is available to the public, to the people, without

Burning Man - Matador Network

The Story of Burning Man

For today’s American Culture and History lesson, we’re going to hear the Story of the Burning Man, an annual event that attracts over 70,000 free-spirited people to Nevada’s desert. Onto the topic of the day: Burning Man. On June 21, 1986 a wooden man eight feet tall burned on Baker

American Culture and History - The Discovery of Bigfoot

The Discovery of Bigfoot

For today’s American Culture and History lesson, we’re going to learn about the discovery of Bigfoot and the search that still exists. So when you drive up Highway 101 towards the famed redwood grove, which is called the Avenue of the Giants, you’ll not only see skyscraping redwood trees that

American Culture and History Lesson - The Metric System in the U.S.

The Metric System in the U.S.

Start listening to The Metric System in the U.S. at minute 9:33. Where was the metric system born? So up until 1799, nations around the world used different systems of measurement. It made trading and commerce incredibly difficult. After the French Revolution, France decided to unify their country with one

American Culture and History Lesson - The History of The Happy Birthday Song

The History of The Happy Birthday Song

For today’s American Culture and History lesson, we’re going to learn about The History of the Happy Birthday Song. So you probably all know the song Happy Birthday. According to Wikipedia, it was mentioned in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most recognized song in English in 1998

American Culture and History - The Salem Witch Trials

The Salem Witch Trials

For today’s American Culture and History lesson, we’re going to learn about The Salem Witch Trials. So, imagine if you lived in a city where everyone believed in witches. That was the case in Salem Village, Massachusetts in the 1600s. The Massachusetts Bay Colony was one of the first colonies

The Story of NASA and Space Travel

NASA and Space Travel

For today’s American Culture and History lesson, we’re going to learn about NASA and Space Travel. In this lesson we’ll learn all about Nasa and its achievements in Space Exploration over the years. NASA is a government-funded agency of the US that stands for National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Americans