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I like ancient and medieval history!

Behavioral Modernity in “The Croods”!

The way cavemen have been portrayed in film and the media is often full of stereotypes and was not made for intellectual enrichment, unfortunately. The Croods is a movie made in 2013 about a family of cavemen in a sort … Continue reading

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Latin and Spanish: More Cool Cognates :)

(I want to start this post off with a personal note: This post is specially dedicated to my awesome Spanish teacher I had in High School. Everyone knows an enthusiastic, dedicated teacher makes all the difference and helps inspire one’s … Continue reading

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Old English and German: Almost One and the Same

Old English is not Shakespeare’s English, which is Early modern English! Old English sounds unintelligible for the most part with Modern English and has much more complex grammar that we have cast off. However, for the Germans out there, Old … Continue reading

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Neanderthal Nature Show!

I discovered this documentary a few years back, but never wrote about it. I like to watch it from time to time because I love the style they made it in. Unlike many documentaries, it is far from the dry … Continue reading

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War Game

I discovered this short 30 minute film about WWI and it’s quite interesting! It’s animated like a kid’s cartoon, but has much darker elements to it to be considered solely for young children. The story is historical fiction about a … Continue reading

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The Crucifixion: Was Jesus the Victim?

(Please Note: This contains some theological arguments. While I try to stick to a strictly historical context, due to the nature of this topic, some theological points come into play. This does not mean that these are literal religious standpoints … Continue reading

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Art and History III: German Soldiers

As in previous posts, Art and History Part II: Sculpting The Insane¬†for example, I am often inspired to make art about the history I’m studying! This time, I made German soldiers from WWI up to the Berlin Wall! ¬†“Defeated German … Continue reading

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