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.
Mesopotamia—a historical region of Western Asia situated within the Tigris–Euphrates river system—housed the world’s first urban civilization with a sophisticated cultural sphere which included music, art, and literature. The Sumerians of lower Mesopotamia founded the first cities, invented writing, developed poetry, and created vast architectural structures.
Egypt grew along the River Nile and became one of the most powerful ancient civilizations. Its land went from the Nile delta to Nubia, a kingdom which today is mostly in the Sudan. Learn all about this intriguing and captivating culture.
The Middle Ages or Medieval Period lasted from the 5th to the late 15th century. It began with the fall of the Western Roman Empire and merged into the Renaissance and the Age of Discovery. Learn all about this intriguing and fascinating period in history.
Ancient Rome is the name for a civilization in Italy. It began as a small farming community in the 8th century BC, became a city and took the name of Roma from its founder Romulus. Discover why and how it grew to become the largest empire in the ancient world.
Make learning easier with this "Cheat Sheet" or Reference Sheet on The Peopling of the World (social organization, key achievements, hunting-gathering bands, growth of villages, rise of cities.)