History Week is Underway!

Well, this week we uploaded five new readings on the topic of history!  Most of our articles focus on the traditional history stuff like kings and queens.  In the beginner level, you’ll find an article on Henry VIII, one of the most powerful rulers of England in its long history!  Our low intermediate article will take you to prison – Alcatraz Prison, to be exact!  In this short reading called Escape From Alcatraz, we talk about two famous escape attempts at Alcatraz prison, which housed some of the most dangerous criminals in the United States.

In our intermediate article, we’ll have you flying high with the story of The First Airplane and how the Wright Brothers came to be interested in building it.  In high intermediate, we have another date with royalty as we discuss Queen Elizabeth I’s unique ruling style that may have saved England at a perilous time.

Finally, we have a bit of fun for you in the Advanced readings section by talking about the history of the Early Video Game Consoles.  If you grew up in the 1980s, you’ll fondly remember names like Atari 2600 and Commodore 64.  If that’s too long ago for you, it might be fun to see how your current crop of super consoles evolved from back in the early days of video gaming.  That’s all for us this week!

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