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World History for Kids

Embark on an investigation into the past with your students. These engaging resources are perfect for middle and elementary school students learning about World…
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Ancient Engineering Solutions
The very first engineers were solving problems more than a million years ago. Stone Tools found in China and Kenya are the evidence. The problem? How to cut fruits, roots, vegetables, and meat. The solution? Strike stones together, causing sharp slivers of rock to break off. Watch more in our Ancient Engineering Solutions video 🎞️
Did You Know mummification was very expensive in Ancient Egypt? Only pharaohs (ancient Egyptian rulers) could afford it. But by 1550 B.C., many ordinary Egyptians could afford to become mummies, too. Read more here!
Mummies | Kids Discover Online
Did You Know mummification was very expensive in Ancient Egypt? Only pharaohs (ancient Egyptian rulers) could afford it. But by 1550 B.C., many ordinary Egyptians could afford to become mummies, too. Read more here!
Samurai Warriors
The samurai were famous for their fighting skills, bravery, and loyalty to their daimyo. They followed a strict code of conduct, called Bushido. Watch now to learn more 🎥 🎞️
On This Day in 1985, the world held its breath as the wreck of the Titanic was finally located, offering a poignant glimpse into the past. This discovery rewrote history books and touched hearts globally. Journey through the Titanic’s saga in our Titanic Unit ⛴️
Titanic | Kids Discover Online
On This Day in 1985, the world held its breath as the wreck of the Titanic was finally located, offering a poignant glimpse into the past. This discovery rewrote history books and touched hearts globally. Journey through the Titanic’s saga in our Titanic Unit ⛴️
Inca children waited a long time to get a name. Until age two, they were called by a name that meant “baby.” At two, each child got a nickname. Finally, at age 13 or 14, a boy chose a permanent name as part of a coming-of-age ceremony. Learn more here!
Inca children waited a long time to get a name. Until age two, they were called by a name that meant “baby.” At two, each child got a nickname. Finally, at age 13 or 14, a boy chose a permanent name as part of a coming-of-age ceremony. Learn more here!
On This Day in A.D. 79, the sun shone brilliantly in Pompeii. But nearby Mount Vesuvius had an awful surprise waiting for the townspeople. By the end of the day, an entire town would be buried in ash, remaining that way for nearly 2,000 years. Learn more here 🌋
On This Day in A.D. 79, the sun shone brilliantly in Pompeii. But nearby Mount Vesuvius had an awful surprise waiting for the townspeople. By the end of the day, an entire town would be buried in ash, remaining that way for nearly 2,000 years. Learn more here 🌋
When the Romans ended the monarchy, they created a republic in its place. In a republic, citizens elect leaders to represent them. The Romans took ideas from the Athenian model of democracy, but created a different democratic system. Learn more! Correct Definition, Military Rule, Romulus And Remus, Reading Unit, Roman Republic, History For Kids, Kids Exploring, Elementary School Students, Athenian
Early Romans | Kids Discover Online
When the Romans ended the monarchy, they created a republic in its place. In a republic, citizens elect leaders to represent them. The Romans took ideas from the Athenian model of democracy, but created a different democratic system. Learn more!
The Pena National Palace in Sintra, Portugal, is a leading example of a 19th-century Romanticist palace and was also designated one of the Seven Wonders of Portugal. Read more here 🏰 Sintra Portugal, Famous Castles, Seven Wonders, Kids Discover, World History, Palace, 19th Century
Famous Castles of the World | Kids Discover Online
The Pena National Palace in Sintra, Portugal, is a leading example of a 19th-century Romanticist palace and was also designated one of the Seven Wonders of Portugal. Read more here 🏰
On This Day in 1953, Queen Elizabeth II was officially crowned the Queen of England. She was only 27 years old and now had to lead an entire nation. Although she recently passed, succeeded by her son Charles III, her reign was the longest monarchy in British history.
Kings & Queens | Kids Discover Online
On This Day in 1953, Queen Elizabeth II was officially crowned the Queen of England. She was only 27 years old and now had to lead an entire nation. Although she recently passed, succeeded by her son Charles III, her reign was the longest monarchy in British history.
During World War I, armies built trenches. While these deep narrow lines of defense were about 400 miles long, neither side could win a clear-cut victory. Learn more in our World War I Unit.
Trench Warfare on the Western Front | Kids Discover Online
During World War I, armies built trenches. While these deep narrow lines of defense were about 400 miles long, neither side could win a clear-cut victory. Learn more in our World War I Unit.
They say Rome wasn’t built in a day, but it may have begun on April 21st in 753 BC. There are a lot of myths about what exactly happened on this day, but it is still celebrated throughout the Eternal City. Read more here!
Roman Empire | Kids Discover Online
They say Rome wasn’t built in a day, but it may have begun on April 21st in 753 BC. There are a lot of myths about what exactly happened on this day, but it is still celebrated throughout the Eternal City. Read more here!
Ancient China
Have you ever seen someone wearing one of these? This yin-yang symbol is often linked with Daoism. The darker half of this symbol is yin, representing the female, while the lighter half is yang, representing the male. Read on here!
On This Day in 1917, the United States officially joined the Allies in World War I. While anything from over 100 years ago can feel like an ancient concept to your students, our World War I Unit will bring alive this great international conflict. Explore now!
World War I | Kids Discover Online
On This Day in 1917, the United States officially joined the Allies in World War I. While anything from over 100 years ago can feel like an ancient concept to your students, our World War I Unit will bring alive this great international conflict. Explore now!
Man’s ability to create structures that truly last the test of time never ceases to amaze. The Parthenon in Athens may be just one of the greatest examples of this feat. Built almost 2500 years ago, the construction was completed on this day in 432 BC.
Greece’s Golden Age | Kids Discover Online
Man’s ability to create structures that truly last the test of time never ceases to amaze. The Parthenon in Athens may be just one of the greatest examples of this feat. Built almost 2500 years ago, the construction was completed on this day in 432 BC.
On this day, Chinese and other Asian cultures begin a 16-day celebration and enter the Year of the Rabbit. The name comes from the Chinese Zodiac, which believes that a person’s birth year affects their personality. Learn more about the Lunar New Year celebration here!
Celebrating the Chinese New Year | Kids Discover Online
On this day, Chinese and other Asian cultures begin a 16-day celebration and enter the Year of the Rabbit. The name comes from the Chinese Zodiac, which believes that a person’s birth year affects their personality. Learn more about the Lunar New Year celebration here!