Kids Coяner!
Alex Peak

Learning is Fun!

It is my objective with this page to provide you with cool facts and fun activities.

Books for Kids!

Growing up, I never would have imagined that I would get as much joy out of reading as I currently do.  Here is a list of books you might enjoy!

Fun Facts!

  • Back in 1215 (that’s almost 800 years ago!), people realised their king had grown too powerful, and looked for a way to limit his power.  They decided to sign a paper called the “Magna Carta” (which means “The Great Charter”), declaring certain rights that the king was not supposed to trample upon.

  • In the 1600s, a British philosopher named John Locke wrote a big book on government.  In this book, he made it clear that it is a right of the people to change their government or to get rid of it completely.  This book greatly influenced Americans 100 years later.

  • During the 1700s, the new king started “taxing” his people in America.  By 1776, these people became fed up with the king stealing from them, and with the king’s men harassing them.  So they decided to secede (leave) the government by signing the “Declaration of Independence.”  The king was not pleased, and waged war against the new country.

  • By 1791, many Americans were afraid that the new government they had created would become just as bad as the government they had left.  So, a number of people got together and wrote the “Bill of Rights,” a document explaining that there are certain rights people naturally hold that no government has the authority to trample upon.

  • Still, government did bad things, like protect the slave trade.  In 1865, the United States passed the thirteenth amendment, legally abolishing slavery.

  • The “Statue of Liberty” was a gift given to the American people by the French people in 1886.

  • During the 1930s, governments were still doing bad things.  One government even tried to murder all Jewish and homosexual people!  It is very important to be suspicious of government power.

  • As Lord Acton once said, “Power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupt absolutely.  Great men are almost always bad men.”

Æsop’s Fables!

My favourite of Æsop’s fables is called “The North Wind and the Sun.”

The moral of the story is that persuasion works better than force.


One of my favourite poems is about the Statue of Liberty.  It’s titled “The New Colossus” and was written by Emma Lazarus in 1883.

The Liberty Bell


The Truth Behind the Pledge!

The Pledge of Allegiance was written by a Nazi.  Learn more about this here!

Just for Parents

General Info