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Abraham Lincoln: The Great Emancipator | The Musings of Mum

Abraham Lincoln: The Great Emancipator

(This post contains affiliate links, see my full disclosure here.) I’ll admit it, I’m an Abraham Lincoln groupie. I became absolutely fascinated by The Liberator while reading KIlling Lincoln in 2011. Until then, my knowledge of the 16th President of the United States was limited to “Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States”. I’m not […]

J. Paul Getty: Industrialist, Art Collector, Philanthropist

(This post contains affiliate links, see my full disclosure here.) The Industrialist John Paul Getty was born on December 15th, 1892, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. After graduating from Oxford University with degrees in political science and economics, he returned to the Unites States and made his first million by the age of 23. He began drilling for oil […]

Steven Spielberg: Filmmaker, Storyteller, Dreamer

(This post contains affiliate links, see my full disclosure here.) I think it’s very safe to say that Spielberg is a well-known name in most households. It definitely is in mine, and not just because I am the proud mother of a film student. Spielberg was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on December 18th 1946. At the […]

Mark Twain A Unit Study

(This post contains affiliate links, see my full disclosure here.) The Father of American Literature Samuel Langhorne Clemens was born on November 30, 1835. Of  course you and I know him better as Mark Twain, master story-teller, humorist and teacher.  Some of his most well-known novels are The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, […]

John Adams | The Atlas Of Independence

This month, as we take part of the iHomeschool Network October birthday celebration, we will take a look at the life of John Adams, the 2nd President of the United States. (This post contains affiliate links, see my full disclosure here.) A Brief History John Adams was born on October 30th, 1735 in his family’s farm […]

America’s Favorite Fighting Frenchman, Lafayette

If your house is anything like mine, the Hamilton Musical sountrack is on repeat (please preview before the kids hear it). I tend to block a lot of the stuff my kids constantly play; however when it comes to Hamilton, I catch myself singing at the top of my lungs 9 times out of 10. […]