Welcome to MILLENNIUM, a Thousand Years of Important Dates...


Have you gotten frustrated searching for the right history curriculum for your little home school?

MILLENNIUM could be your answer. Anne Beebe of Nampa, Idaho (whose children are grown, by the way), said, “I love my copy! What a great source of quick knowledge!”

Think of MILLENNIUM as the rootstock of a study of world history.

If you have a computer online and a public library at your disposal, it could easily suffice as the bones of your curriculum.

MILLENNIUM’s date couplets will help you and your kids remember important dates with cogent (and occasionally silly) rhymes, which is why I wrote it: “In seventeen-hundred-ninety-nine, Napoleon thought he was doing fine.”

You will not find MILLENNIUM to be a heavy tome full of historical facts that goes way beyond your children’s interests.

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Excerpts from MILLENNIUM

1000

Since the world hadn't eded after all, The year 100 continued to crawl

1033

It was somewhere 'round about 1033 When Guido d'Arezzo sange Ro Re Mi.

1455

In AD 1455 Gutenberg's printing press came alive

1492

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In fourteen hundred-ninety two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue. Meanwhile back in sunny Spain the Muslims' rule went down the drain.

1543

In Fifteen-hundred-forty-three, Copernicus guessed where the earth would be.

1621

In sixteen-hundred-twenty-one, The Pilgrims and Indians had some fun, For the new civilzation had begun.

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1788

In seventeen-hundred-eighty-eight, That new Constitution was truely great

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1871

In eighteen-hundred-seventy-one Stanley found the great Livingstone

1947

In nineteen-hundred-forty-seven, Came Jackie Robinson, as if from heaven.

1948

In nineteen-hundred-forty-eight The world got Israel, the new Jewish State.

1991
(* One of two entries for 1991)
In nineteen-hundred-ninety-one, Mt. Pinatubo fired its guns.

2000

In the year two-thousand we had a ball, Since the world hadn't ended after all.

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Four more free date mnemonics which will be in the next edition of Millennium:

1727

In seventeen-hundred-twenty-seven,
Bach's St. Matthew Passion was music from heaven.

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1800


In the 1st year of the 19th century,
Alessandro Volta made the world's first battery

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1838


In eighteen-hundred-thirty-eight,
The Trail of Tears was the Cherokees' fate

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1919


Constitutional amendment number 18:
"The Noble Experiment" of 1919 .

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Two pages from the informative, pictorial Quiz that follows the MILLENNIUM dates. Why do we call it informative? Because certain notables, such as Jane Austen, [below left, under Florence Nightingale] who is only mentioned in the text, get a paragraph here. All answers, of course, are at the end.

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A Quiz page featuring famous quotations to match with their speakers

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Dr. Maynard Yutsy of Quality Schools, International: This is a book for teachers and others who are interested in knowing more about history in brief and concise snippets. The author Marcia Yiapan...wants history to come alive and live today. And only if history comes alive for students will this happen. This book has brief excerpts from history for springboards to discussions and exciting things happening during that period of time. The book with the stories make history more realistic and helps students become interested and dig for further information either about the person or about the period of time. It has graphics that create discussion as well...

MILLENNIUM is a great overview—a mini history curriculum in fact—of the last 1000 years. It has mnemonics to help one recall key dates. Every page is packed with interesting details surrounding the historical events that the book covers. I found it fun to read.

— David Muralt, Texas Director: Citizens for Excellence in Education
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Michael Crichton, author If you don’t know history, you don’t know anything; you’re a leaf that doesn’t know it’s part of a tree.

Jacki Griggs, Boise, Idaho Yes, I...am enjoying it very much... In fact, we were studying Columbus this week & were able to use your book as a part of our lesson. We enjoyed seeing Ptolemy's map and my oldest daughter liked hearing how the food of the Aztec gods was chocolate... It has some great facts & tidbits that give you just enough of a taste of history, that you want to look into the events & people more... The pictures are great, too ... I spoke to "Her Majesty, Lady Margrave"... and she loved the idea of a Millennium Faire...

More About MILLENNIUM

Beginning with the year A.D. 1000 and ending with the year 2000, Millennium’s 156 pages cover nearly 120 key dates. It’s world history in a nutshell. The body of text is followed by an informative, illustrated quiz of 58 questions, which is packed with even more facts.

In addition to individuals, significant events and movements such as wars, plagues, volcanic eruptions, scientific advances, etc. are covered. Each date has a rhyming mnemonic to help you remember it. Art from the goofy to the great illustrates them all.

The author, Marcia Bracy Yiapan, began composing the couplets (except for the Columbus one) in order to help her children memorize dates while she was educating them at home in Austin, Texas. She had formerly taught school in Los Angeles and Nairobi and has lived on five continents.

MILLENNIUM’s readers would discover many people and events in the book that they would want to learn more about. It could suffice as the foundation of a history curriculum for frugally minded home-education families who also have access to a public library or the internet.

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The Author at home in Nampa, Idaho

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PS: MILLENNIUM makes learning history fun!
A Millennium Faire

HAVE A MILLENNIUM FAIRE IN YOUR CITY
Wear historical costumes, win prizes for the best original costumes, play history games, win prizes for knowing the most dates, learn more history, make new friends, sell things, and have lots of fun.

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Do you recognize these famous siblings?
See the chapter on 1762 for a clue.


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