The history of chocolate began in Mesoamerica. Over 2,000 years ago, the Mayan Indians of South America discovered how to dry and crush the cacao seeds and use the powder to make a drink. Learn all this and more with The History of Chocolate Video Quiz from Ted-Ed.
The concept of cause and effect is essential in Social Studies. Recognizing patterns of cause and effect is an important analytical skill that allows us to explain why things happened the way they did in the past.
Ancient Greece is called 'the birthplace of Western civilization'. About 2500 years ago, the Greeks created a way of life that other people admired and copied. Learn all about Ancient Greece, Athens, Sparta, and its culture and way of life, and the legacy that Ancient Greece has left us.
The House of Wisdom, also known as the Grand Library of Baghdad, refers to either a major Abbasid public academy and intellectual center in Baghdad or to a large private library belonging to the Abbasid Caliphs during the Islamic Golden Age.
Prehistory dates back to the time before the invention of writing—roughly 5,000 years ago. Without access to written records, scientists investigating the lives of prehistoric peoples face special challenges. Deep dive into this intriguing and pivotal moment in our history.
Anne Frank, a Jewish teenager, wrote a diary of her family’s two years in hiding (1942–44) during the German occupation of the Netherlands in World War II, and the book—which was first published in 1947, two years after Anne’s death in a concentration camp—became a classic of war literature, personalizing the Holocaust.