Monthly Archives: May 2015

Memorial Day: A Time to Reflect on War

Today is Memorial Day in the United States. It’s about honoring soldiers who died serving the United States in all of it’s wars. It started after the Civil War in 1868 and was called Decoration Day. It was eventually called … Continue reading

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The Space Race

During the cold war, the US and USSR wanted to beat each other technologically. They both wanted to out do each other in weapons and in space! The Russians built the first satellite and that prompted the US to step … Continue reading

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Dr. William Rivers

Turns out, Dr. William Rivers was a real man! He was a psychologist in WWI and a bit before. He was born in 1864. He also was an anthropologist, neurologist, and ethnologist in addition to psychology. He studied at Cambridge … Continue reading

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Regeneration

Regeneration was based on a novel about treating shell-shocked soldiers in WWI. It follows Siegfried Sassoon and other patients at the Craiglockart Hospital in Scotland. They were all there due to mental trauma and are counseled by Dr. William rivers. … Continue reading

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