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The island nation of Saint Kitts and Nevis in the West Indies is one of our homeschool countries-of-the-week, so why not spend a few minutes today learning about one of Saint Kitts’ World Heritage Sites: Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park.
The island of St. Kitts, also known as St. Christopher, is one of the two principal islands that make up the West Indian nation of Saint Kitts and Nevis. As with many other West Indian islands, control of St. Kitts was long contested between the French and British. Brimstone Hill was a British fortress built to guard the island from French incursions.
“Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park is an outstanding, well-preserved example of 17th- and 18th-century military architecture in a Caribbean context. Designed by the British and built by African slave labour, the fortress is testimony to European colonial expansion, the African slave trade and the emergence of new societies in the Caribbean.“ (UNESCO World Heritage Centre #910)
World Heritage Sites are cultural or natural landmarks of international significance, selected for recognition by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. More than 1000 such sites have been recognized in over 160 countries, and we post one every Wednesday, drawn from one of our homeschool countries-of-the-week. You can find a complete list online at the UNESCO World Heritage Centre and in Wikipedia.
What world treasures have you explored in your homeschool this week? 😊
❡ Books in the running brooks: You can always turn to your River Houses almanac, atlas, and history encyclopedia (riverhouses.org/books) for more information about any of our countries-of-the-week. The almanac has profiles of all the nations of the world on pages 745–852; the endpapers of the atlas are indexes that will show you where all of the individual national and regional maps may be found; the history encyclopedia includes national histories on pages 489–599; and you can find additional illustrations, flags, and other mentions through the indexes in each of these volumes. 🇰🇳
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