The Prince and the Pauper – Chapter Sixteen – Fun Fact

Have you seen the movie Frozen? If so, do you have an image in your mind where Elsa removes her gloves in order to hold onto two objects while she is being crowned queen? Maybe you’re aware of what is happening there, maybe you’re not. Although that movie does not take place in England, a similar scene would play out at a British coronation ceremony. And those objects she is holding relate to today’s Fun Fact. Today our Fun Fact for Ch. 16 focuses on…THE CROWN JEWELS

The Prince and the Pauper – Chapter Fourteen – Fun Fact

For many people living in the U.S., the idea of a funeral evokes a specific image in their minds. It usually involves attendees all in black and a somber tone. But does that image fit for cultures all around the world? Today our Fun Fact for Ch. 14 focuses on…THE COLORS OF MOURNING

The Prince and the Pauper – Chapter Thirteen – Fun Fact

One of the worst feelings in the world is bending over and suddenly feeling your pants rip, or feeling a button pop off of your waistband. In many cases, it’s an easy fix. Just a few stitches can fix your problem. But sometimes the biggest obstacle comes right at the start of this process. Today our Fun Fact for Ch. 13 focuses on…THREADING A NEEDLE

The Prince and the Pauper – Chapter Twelve – Fun Fact

What do you think of when you hear the word knight? Most people picture a suit of armor or maybe jousting. This image may have been accurate at one point, but it’s fairly outdated now. Today our Fun Fact for The Prince and the Pauper for Chapter 12 focuses on…BEING KNIGHTED

The Prince and the Pauper – Chapter Ten – Fun Fact

Why do we move our hand when we touch a hot stove? Why do we throw up our hand when something is thrown in our direction? The Fun Fact that we explore for The Prince and the Pauper Chapter 10 focuses on…REFLEXES

The Prince and the Pauper – Chapter Nine – Fun Fact

Wearing real animal fur is definitely a controversial topic. Personally, as someone who lives in an area with cold winters, I have never felt the need to wear fur. There are plenty of other warm fabrics that can be worn instead. But there is one group of people who historically have not shied away from wearing fur, and one type of fur in particular The Fun Fact that we explore for The Prince and the Pauper Chapter 9 is…ERMINE

The Prince and the Pauper – Chapter Eight – Fun Fact

Have you ever had a dream that appeared to tell the future? How about one that foreshadowed someone’s death? In Chapter 8, Henry VIII has a “troublous dream” that he interprets as on omen for his own passing. So is that possible? Do our dreams possess the capability to anticipate future events? The Fun Fact that we explore for The Prince and the Pauper Chapter 8 is…

Can dreams predict death?

What a powerful and terrifying idea! Keep reading or watch the video below for more information.

The Prince and the Pauper – Chapter Seven – Fun Fact

Chapter 7 contains one of my favorite scenes in The Prince and the Pauper. Mark Twain exaggerates Tom’s first experience with his many royal servants for a comedic effect. It all culminates in a moment where Tom begins to twitch and his eyes begin to water. He finally reveals that his nose itches, and he is unsure if there is a servant to perform that task for him. So naturally that led me to wonder…

Why does our nose itch?

Poor Tom sat their miserably before finally scratching his itch. So what caused it? Watch the video for more information.

The Prince and the Pauper – Chapter Six – Fun Fact

How many languages do you speak? Are you at least bilingual like over half of the world’s population? Or are you like the rest of us still working on mastering our first and only language? Today we focus on the wonders that are…

POLYGLOTS

It’s always been a goal of mine to master at least one other language. I always envy those that can easily flip back and forth between multiple languages, especially children. So I chose this as our topic to explore for Chapter 6! Read or watch the video to explore what I found.

The Prince and the Pauper – Chapter Four – Fun Fact

Have you ever had an encounter with someone and they were so unbelievably rude to you that after you walked away from the interaction you couldn’t stop thinking about it? Were you able to take a step back and think about the fact that maybe they just didn’t know any better? Or did you just automatically assume the worst about them? Most would have a hard time not being upset and angry, but Edward shows us a great example of how to act instead in Chapter 4. Today we’re exploring…

Gaining Empathy through Learning