Monday, April 02, 2012

Istanbul, Not Constantinople

Alex is studying Roman history and, last week, studied Constantine the Great. Constantine is probably best remembered as the Christian emperor who legalized Christianity in Roman society. He also moved his capital to Istanbul which was renamed Constantinople.

Alex's teacher shared this video of the song "Istanbul, Not Constantinople" and it is quite catchy! I like how it teaches another fact, too...that New York was once New Amsterdam!

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