Some of the charges that President Obama is 'mailing in' his second term are silly. But he can give the impression of being disengaged, and he has no one to blame for that but himself.
Today's 'Young Adult' genre in literature is booming, and often attractive for adults and younger readers alike, but experts also encourage parents to read more classics with their kids, to bring historical works to today's audiences.
The 150th anniversary of Lincoln's act to preserve Yosemite valley during the Civil War serves as a reminder of how the shared experience of landscape can help unite a people.
Aaron Sheehan-Dean, editor of 'The Civil War,' says of the final months of the conflict that there was a 'sense of insecurity and not knowing what will happen.'
I worry that in an era of stressed resources for schools and increased emphasis on uniform academic testing, field trips might fall victim to slashed budgets and school reform. As I saw, they can spark critical thinking better than conventional classroom instruction.
The official name for the holiday celebrated Feb. 17, 2014, is Washington’s Birthday. Here are three theories as to why the name Presidents Day endures.
The Thanksgiving 'tradition reminds us that no matter what our background or beliefs...at our core we are first and foremost Americans....This Thanksgiving Day, let us lift each other up and recognize, in the oldest spirit of this tradition, that we rise or fall as one Nation, under God.'