Here in the ‘Fun Facts’ Category, I’ll be sharing information blogs in four areas of interest: History; Landscapes; Art & Architecture; and Religion. The blogs are each presented in a ‘bullet point’ style, designed to give you just a few pieces of information about things that you might see or do on a road trip in America.
These tidbits will either:
help you get the most of your visits, (if you don’t need too much to be satisfied)
whet your appetite for more information (about the things that you find really interesting and want to know more about).
Either way, you’ll discover more about yourself and where your interests lie.
Here’s how the Information Bullet Points Blogs are structured:
3). Architecture & Art
For the History section, the 9 Regions are divided into 9 Blogs: 1 History Blog for each Region. Each region has an historical ‘heyday’- a place in time that gives this region its personality and identity. The Bullet Points of Information that you will find here will keep to that time period. The most significant pieces of information for a Region’s ‘heyday’ are called ‘Focused Events’.
For each of the 9 Regional Blogs in the History section you will find:
*A general summary of the region
*A general historical timeline of the region’s Focused Events
*A timeline of Focused Events for each state in the region
*A list of a few significant regional events called ‘What’s Happened Since”
In the Landscape section I have listed 9 different types of landscapes that are the most obvious with a Blog for each type of landscape.
Each landscape blog will give you a few pieces of information in Bullet Point style to help you enjoy the natural surroundings that you find yourself in.
This Architecture & Art section is structured by architectural features. As you stand in front of a building, home or other structure, you will note features which will help you to identify the style that you are looking at. For instance, if what you are seeing has a symmetrical design, a steep roof, a massive central chimney and small windows, you are probably looking at a Colonial Period style structure.
Having then identified those features, you then look at some Bullet Points of Information and learn a little about that period’s politics, economy, style, etc.. as well as its artists, art styles, music and literature.
The United States has been greatly influenced by the various religious groups that have come here seeking their idea of religious freedom. These groups have forged our laws and molded our beliefs, standards and the identities of the areas that they settled in.
This section is organized by the 9 Regions of the U.S. and will cover the various religious groups that settled in each Region. You will be introduced to their beliefs and practices, which can help you to understand their influence and significance.
These bits of information in the ‘Fun Facts category will help what you are seeing or doing really come to life.
Each Category Drop Down Box has its own INTRO for that Category. Make sure to read that first!
Enjoy and have fun learning!
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