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What if history were presented in a way that helped kids clearly connect the dots between past, present, and future?

What if we made the characters more relatable?

What if we presented short lessons that sparked interest, but didn’t tell the whole story (that way, you have to dig for the rest of it)?

So, with all of that in mind, I have put together a series of history “shorts,” simply called “Connections.” These podcasts are only about 15 minutes in length (hence the moniker “shorts”), so they are ideal as a jump-off point for further discussion, or as an introduction to someone that your child might find interesting enough to find out more. The content includes a brief history of a character, along with suggestions for more reading and/or activities. What I also discuss, which is why I call the series “Connections,” are the life lessons that each of us can learn from the historical character. After all, only a connection will resolve a disconnect, rightt?

This installment of "Connections" centers around the life of the African-American cowboy. Did you know that 1 in every 4 cowboys of the wild West was African-American? Learn more about the life of this American icon, and discover rodeo great William “Bill” Pickett.

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File Last Updated:
July 08, 2017
This title was added to our catalog on July 08, 2017.