Why did the chicken cross the road?
To see if the blog worked!
What is your favourite time in history?
It is hard to pin point one period or theme in History as a favorite as there are so many great stories that have occurred throughout the past. Thanks for visiting Dr Nicky!
Sir what is included in the 5th column
The "5th Column" would be good if you wanted to use collectivisation and Trotsky in your causes and to highlight Stalins paranoia. Stalin saw enemies everywhere and he thought that collectively they could rise up together against him. He thought there were groups of Trotsky supporters(called Trotskyites) and masses of unhappy people from collectivisation that would lead such a rebellion. The Kulaks will have suffered in the purges because of these paranoia's. Stalin wasn't entirely wrong but he grossly exagerated their presence and overreacted towards them in the purges.
All together those dissatisfied with Stalin or those who disagreed with him were regarded as a possible "5th Column"
Sir, for the springbok tour, what does 'care' stand for? Cos i have read lots different possible answers and I dont wanna get it wrong.
Hi Aana That acronym stands for Citizens Association for racial Equality. A good website that includes details about that group:
sir, could u give me a name of a leader in the military who was killed in purge??!
Not an easy name to remember but Marshal Tukhachevsky was the top Red Army officer and a victim of the Purges. You could say in your essay that as many as %50 percent of the army's officers were purged leaving the military more unprepared and unready for the coming war with Germany.
hey mr you know how you like to break canes on tables....... well i found all the pieces and glued them together! would love to heear how america is going.
When you come back from your tour in America I will give it to you. ;)
Have fun see you in my year 11.
in 2001 the space station it says it sends a fiery plunge into the south pacific. so what made it go into the south pacific or what happened to it that made it go into the south pacific?
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It was no longer useful so they intentionally crashed it into the sea. Most of it burned up in the atmosphere. You would be surprised at how much space junk is up there. Great question Abby!
So NASA could just crash any of their satellites at any time if they wanted to?
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I think it happens fairly often. Satellites become out of date all the time. It's important that they are able to destroy them because otherwise they make it risky for the newer and very expensive satellites.
Did Russia get any backlash for putting its space station in the ocean, or did everyone think it was an accident?
Hi Zeke! I can't imagine they would have received any backlash, if any at all. It might not have been entirely popular at first but I think that method of getting rid of obsolete satellites has become normal practice.
Great Question Zeke and an unfortunate answer. Before that it may interest you that I was stationed in Alaska at that time while in the Army. I was offered an opportunity to go drive boats around the sound helping with the cleanup. The unfortunate answer is the captain was very irresponsible and ran into a reef. I found this excellent resource if you are interested:
What was the cosatle crisis?
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Hi Abrianna. Do you mean coastal crisis? That would have been the result of the oil spill. The oil tanker spilled a significant amount of oil into the sea in that area. It devastated the coastal environment and wildlife and took years to recover from.
What exactly was the Kosovo Crisis?
Hi Reilly. Good question that relates to ALL the MT's. Kosovo was in a place where the country of Yugoslavia used to be. As the country was breaking up into smaller countries there was alot of fighting and horrific things happening. There was a great deal of religious intolerance and the different groups of people were committing acts of violence against people who were different. The terrible situations there are a reminder to us of how important being tolerant with others is. The US and the United Nations were called in to try and help the groups get along better.
The oil leak of 1989, what was the cause of the oil leak?
It says something of what happened but I didn't understand it.
Unfortunately the Captain was very irresponsible by the sounds of it and the oil tanker crashed into a reef. I've mentioned so more detail in my reply above to Zeke if you are interested in more details.
The videos were interesting and they taught me a lot of things.
Glad to hear it Aubry. I'll keep posting things each day.
What do they think caused the fire at the New York factory?
Hi Sam. Thanks for asking. The only info that I can find is that it started in a bin full of rags. It is a very sad story in American History. 148 young women died working in the worst of circumstances. Their poor work conditions and deaths led to demands for laws to be passed that required safer working conditions. Many laws that we have today that require businesses to provide safe work conditions are a result of that fire. I would encourage you to read the following article if you are interested.
The 1911 fire, They said that it lead to safer working conditions, so what were they doing that was the reason we now have safer working conditions?
great question Aubry. This is a VERY sad story. The workers in the factory were all young women. They worked in horrific unsafe circumstances. The fire and their deaths were a result of the company providing very bad building conditions that were vulnerable to fire and tragedy. Those ladies deaths resulted in people demanding the government pass laws requiring safer work conditions. Many of those laws as a result of that fire still protect people today in their work life. If you are interested you should read the following article about the fire. It is quite unbelievable.
Sorry. I meant Abby.
What did the factory make? Clothes?
Yes they made shirts. It would have been all young ladies like yourself. They preferred to hire small young ladies as they could more easily get their hands into the machinery and do the work better. Young women also worked for much less money.The country and the world has had to come a long way to provide it's workers with better conditions. Especially women as women were often paid very little and did some of the most important and difficult work.
When exactly did the Voting Rights Act become Law? Because in the video, it only says "months later".
It became law in 1965 and what an important law it was. It is a good example for us of what an important right voting is. So important that government made a special law to protect from people who would try and limit that right. which is what was happening up until that time! And efforts are still made to limit peoples ability to vote! Voting should be protected by the law and made easy so that everyone is encouraged to do it.
what am i supposed to do when i finish the questions for the song
Hi Kameron!!! Hope you are well. Any work you do please email to me and I can give you feedback each day. Any questions you have that could encourage discussion or interest can go on this blog.
Really a grape wall of china
I know. Impressive right? Don't worry, I've got alot more where that comes from!
so when it talked about the dark age medicines how well did the medicine actually work?
Hey Abby! Thanks for the question. Many ancient medicines were very effective ended up being adapted into medicines we still use today. Many of the drugs we have go back to herbal medicines and other types of old fashioned healing. Arabian doctors were particularly advanced during the Middle Ages. There were even some strange treatments like using leaches and maggots. Those sound nasty but actually are still used sometimes today. It was alot of trial and error though and some of the treatments proved to be not very effective! Watch this video to give some ideas about what medicine was like. Let me know if you like the vid.
Yeah that does sound gross. So when people go diseases in the dark ages did there herbal medicines help those people?
Yup. Some of them did some of them didn't. Aloe's as a medicine for all types of problems goes back a long way and is still commonly used today to treat a variety of things. Honey, ginger, peppermint, chamomile flower and lots of other stuff was and still is useful for treatment of certain things. And then there was some stuff that didn't work! Good questions!
Are there supposed to be 2 or 3 videos, do we take notes on the King Arthur one?
Never mind, my computer just didn't load it.
Was there a certain person who created Feudalism?
Another good question Abby. Our video yesterday suggests that Charles Martel and his family were kind of responsible for beginning feudalism. But I think it just naturally sort of happened on it's on in different places due to the circumstances at the time.
Did any nobles over through kings or queens?
This is a most important question. That is exactly what happened ALL the time! Which is a very big reason why they were referred to as the Dark Ages. The constant fighting between competing nobles was frequent and the commoners were always caught in the middle.
what is the corruption that's infiltrated the knights of the recularter table? Is it a actual thing or a joke for the video?
The weird thing was that it made some sense. If nights are fighting over who should sit at the head of the table make it a round table.
That's exactly what the humor is trying to get you to think like. The table is just symbolic but symbolism can be very powerful if it is bought into. Both for good purposes and for bad. The Knights of the Round table and the terrific stories around King Arthur inspired the behavior and actions of whole countries and generations.
Nice question Abby. There probably was alot of corruption. Knights might charge commoners too much in tax and secretly keep alot of it for themselves instead of passing it on to the higher up lords or king. Local knights might bully the locals for things they wanted to take from them. The knights might get up to all kinds of misdeeds and use their power over common folks to get things they wanted.
can you do another kahoot?
Hi Jacob. Great enthusiasm! There will be some kahoots to do now and then. But be sure to try the other types of work as well.
The first video was called Charlemagne for Kids, is that because so we can understand it or to leave out any gory parts?
I'm not sure why they call it "for kids". You're an 8th grader you can include the gory bits in your answers if you want!! History is gory! Try and keep it PG-13 though:) He was pretty brutal. Wait till we get to the Vikings later in the week!
is paganism a religion still?
That's a good one. Yes. It is not as common as it was back then. There was a time before Christianity became more popular that most Europeans were pagan. Today it's very few but still some. Pagans were very polytheistic and much of their religion was based around things in nature..
Do you know what country most Pagans are in?
I think there are Pagans all over the world today though not as common as the few biggest religions. Everyone was a Pagan in places like Britain before the Romans arrived and brought Christianity.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.