Saturday, August 18, 2012

The Story of the World

The front entrance of the Crystal Palace, Hyde...
The front entrance of the Crystal Palace, Hyde Park, London that housed the Great Exhibition of 1851, the first World's Fair. Contemporary engraving. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Our history book is The Story of the World:  History For The Classical Child.  Volume 4:  The Modern Age, From Victoria's Empire to the End of the USSR. Our lesson yesterday was about Queen Victoria and the amazing Great Exhibition in 1851.  We read about how they constructed The Crystal Palace which held many exhibits from all over the world, but the colonies of the British Empire were the ones that were emphasized!

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