Monthly Archives: February 2015

Top 10 Greatest Poets of All Time

Top Ten Poets and their Famous Poems

  1. William Shakespeare (1564-1616) – O Never Say That I Was False of Heart
  2. Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) – Hope is the Thing with Feathers
  3. Walt Whitman (1819-1892) – Leaves of Grass
  4. Robert Frost (1874-1963) – The Road Not Taken
  5. Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) – The Raven
  6. W.B. (William Butler) Yeats (1865-1939) – The Second Coming
  7. William Wordsworth (1770-1850) – Daffodils
  8. Maya Angelou (1928-2014) – Phenomenal Woman
  9. Sylvia Plath (1932-1963) – Lady Lazarus
  10. Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson (1809-1892) – Charge of The Light Brigade

William Shakespeare Poems

William Shakespeare Signature

Emily Dickinson 1830-1886  Walt Whitman 1819-1892 Robert Frost 1874-1963

Edgar Allan Poe 1809-1849  W.B. Yeats 1865-1939  William Wordsworth 1770-1850

Maya Angelou 1928-2014   Sylvia Plath 1932-1963   Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson 1809-1892

Central America : Countries and Capitals

How well do you know about Central America ?

  • How many countries are there in Central America ? = 7
  • Central America is famous for Great Blue Hole of Belize – Tikal of Guatemala – Mayan Ruins of Copan of Honduras – Joya de Ceren of El Salvador – Ometepe of Nicaragua – Arenal Volcano of Costa Rica – Panama Canal.


Belize - Explore the Great Blue HoleGreat Blue Hole, Belize

Tikal, GuatemalaTikal of Guatemala

Mayan Ruins of Copan, Honduras

Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica

  • Belize – Belmopan
  • Costa Rica – San Jose
  • El Salvador – San Salvador
  • Guatemala – Guatemala City
  • Honduras – Tegucigalpa
  • Nicaragua – Managua
  • Panama – Panama City

North America and Central America

How is Coal Formed ?

 Burial Pressure – Heat – Time

  • Coal is a fossil fuel formed from plants that were buried millions of years ago.
  • Coal is made up of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen and varying amounts of sulphur.
  • There are 4 major types of coal : LigniteSub-Bituminous Bituminous Anthracite

How Coal was formed

4 types of Coal

Types of Coal

Ranks of Coal

4 Types of Coal

Star Spangled Banner : Quiz – Story – Facts – Lyrics

What does the Star Spangled Banner symbolize ?

  • What is the Star Spangled Banner ? = It is the national anthem of the United States of America
  • Who wrote the lyrics to “The Star Spangled Banner” ? = Francis Scott Key (1779-1843)
  • What was the occupation of the author ? = Lawyer
  • Where did Francis Scott Key wrote it, and when ? = Maryland, 1814
  • What war was he in ? = War of 1812
  • Why did he write it ? = He was inspired by the American victory and the sight of the large U.S. flag flying over Fort McHenry the morning, after witnessing the bombardment.
  • Who made the flag that inspired “The Star Spangled Banner ” ? = Mary Pickersgill (1776-1857)
  • How large was the original flag ? = 30 ft X 42 ft
  • Where is the original flag now located ? = The Smithsonian Institute, Washington D.C., USA
  • In what year did “The Star Spangled Banner” become the official national anthem ? = 1931

Flag of 1814 and Francis Scott Key's Star Spangled Banner

Star Spangled Banner Story

Francis Scott Key 1779-1843   Francis Scott Key in War of 1812

Mary Pickersgill 1776-1857   Mary Pickersgill and the Flag

Star Spangled Banner Facts

Francis Scott Key - Original Star Spangled Bannner

Francis Scott Key Signature

Star Spangled Banner

The lyrics come from “Defence of Fort McHenry “

Who painted The Scream ?

Edvard Munch

  • Edvard Munch (1863-1944) was a Norwegian painter and printmaker.
  • He is widely known for his iconic pre-Expressionist painting “The Scream” (“The Cry”, 1893).
  • The Munch Museum, Oslo, Norway holds 1,100 paintings, 4,500 drawings, and 18,000 prints.
  • His famous paintings : Madonna (1895), The Sick Child (1885), The Dance of Life (1900)
  • “The Scream” is one of the most recognizable works in the history of art.
  • In May 2012, Munch’s “The Scream” went on the auction block, selling at Sotheby’s in New York for more than $119 million.


Edvard Munch and the Scream            Edvard Munch 1863-1944

Edvard Munch - The Dance of Life 1900

Edvard Munch - The Sick Child 1885

Edvard Munch - Expressionism

Edvard Munch's Family

Who discovered X-rays ?

Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen

Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen (1845-1923) was a German physicist who first discovered the X-rays while experimenting with a cathode radiation on November 8, 1895. Roentgen named X-rays (X standing for “Unknown”). He took the very first picture using X-rays of his wife Anna Bertha’s hand. He was honored with the first Nobel Prize in physics in 1901 for this discovery.

Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen First X-ray

Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen - How did he discovered X-rays


Wilhem Conrad Roentgen - History of X-ray

Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen discovered X-ray