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Subject: History

Timeblazers: History and More Series

"Highly Recommended. Each episode provides an interesting, engaging history lesson packaged in a kid-friendly format. Viewers can discuss what we can learn from history. What lessons have historical events taught us? How have things we take for granted today evolved over the centuries? Viewers can have fun looking Click for more

38. Great Disasters (Dinosaurs, Pompeii, Great London Fire and the Titanic)

38. Great Disasters (Dinosaurs/Pompeii/London Fire/Titanic)

Alex (Stephen Joffe) is like a lot of kids, who sometimes overreact when they think that things are going wrong. This kind of thinking brings Timeblazers Jen (Heidi Leigh) and Sam (Mike Ackerman) in, to help Alex keep things in perspective by looking at some real disasters, and some silver linings. They go way, way back in time to the Yucatan Peninsula and witness the disappearance of dinosaurs, due, as most believe, to a large asteroid hitting the Earth. Next, they travel to Ancient Rome, when Mount Vesuvius erupted in the year 79 A.D. Here, over 3500 people in Pompeii lost their lives in the rain of volcanic ash, which was a horrible tragedy; however, that volcanic ash also kept everything in the town preserved for people to study today. Then we travel to the year 1666, when the Great London Fire burned most of the wooden buildings down. Although a major catastrophe, the fire did help rid the great city of its rats and the Plague. Next, in 1912, we learn of one of the most famous disasters in the 20th century, the sinking of the RMS Titanic, which was the largest ship ever made to that date. Although this was a horrible disaster, much was learned and put into practice about the importance sea safety after this happened. 05/10DE IJ 30 min.
Also See: The Lost Film of the Titanic
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