"The Middle Ages, or Medieval Times, in Europe was a long period
of history from 500 AD to 1500 AD. That's 1000 years! It covers the time from
the fall of the Roman Empire to the rise of the Ottoman Empire.
This was a time of castles and peasants, guilds and monasteries,
cathedrals and crusades. Great leaders such as Joan of Arc and Charlemagne were
part of the Middle Ages as well as major events such as the Black Plague and the
rise of Islam. "
History for Kids
"The middle ages were a very interesting time it
came about after the collapse of the Roman Empire. Different leaders tried their
best to create their own empires, which did not last. As you read more about
this period, you will discover many different things like the noble class, King
John and the plague or the Black Death. It was a hard life to live is this
period, and we hope you enjoy the information. Do not forget to try the quiz
after each section."
"In European history, the Middle Ages, or Medieval period, lasted
from the 5th to the 15th century. It began with the collapse of the Western
Roman Empire and merged into the Renaissance and the Age of Discovery. "
Social Studies for Kids
"The Middle Ages were a time of great unrest and great achievement."
BBC - Middle Ages
"Turmoil, crisis and the creation of a state, from Magna Carta to the horrors of
the Black Death."
"In the Middle Ages, kids’ lives were very different than today; back then, by
the age of 12, many boys would have been apprenticed to a trade already, while a
girl would be learning the household arts in preparation for getting married in
a year or two. "
"With the decline of Rome, there was no one to stop the advancement of the
warring Germanic tribes. These tribes traveled in search of food, wealth and
shelter, and often left devastation behind them."
Economy of Ancient Egypt
This report explains the Egyptian economy and the importance
of the Nile River geographically to Egypt.
From History.com: articles, videos, pictures
The First Thanksgiving - from National
Great information from Wikipedia, the free
encyclopedia. Make sure you have the Wikipedia app on
"Thanksgiving is a particularly American
holiday. The word evokes images of football, family
reunions, roasted turkey and stuffing, pumpkin pie and of
course, the Pilgrims and Wampanoag the acknowledged founders
of the feast. But was it always so?"
Visit this website to find out!
Thanksgiving History - from Infoplease.com.
The History of Thanksgiving and it's
The History of Thanksgiving from the National
Digital Dialects Geography Games!
Costa Rica's "Independence Day"
Ducksters - Westward Expansion
and the Old West
Express was a
mail service delivering messages and mail from St.
Joseph, Missouri across
the Great Plains, over the Rocky Mountains and the Sierra
Nevada to Sacramento,
horseback, using a series of relay stations."Colonial America
The Pony Express National Historic Trail
"The Oregon Trail"
Trail is a
2,000-mile (3,200 km) historic east-west large wheeled wagon
route and emigrant
connected the Missouri
valleys in Oregon."
"Just for Kids - Trail Kids"
was life like for pioneer children on the Oregon Trail? Many
children made the five month trek west with their families.
It's estimated that 40,000 of the emigrants were children,
one of every five (except during the Gold Rush years, when
the trails were crowded with single men)."
"The Oregon Trail National Park Service Site'
Historic Sites, Fantastic Facts and More!
From the National Oregon Trail Center
"The Plains Indians and Pioneers Museum"
"Pioneers" from "Kids Konnect"
"Kids Discover - Pioneers"
"Ducksters - Native Americans for Kids"
A new addition to our information on the
colonies, submitted by a class from Vermont! Good job kids!
many people, going to the dentist is a bit nerve-wracking.
Compared to a few centuries ago though, it’s a breeze! When
people from Europe first moved to North America, their
medical practices were quite crude. They had all sorts of
theories about medicine and dentistry, most of which were
based on myths, superstition, or theories that were not
true. In this article, we’ll explore dental health and care
in the Colonial era, and we’ll even visit one very famous
dental patient: George Washington!"
Colonial Williamsburg Trades
Ancient crafts are practiced with
18th-century methods in The Revolutionary City.
13 Colonial Trades and Artisans
Tradesmen in Colonial America
Colonial American Economy from
Important Facts about Colonial Life
Tradesmen in Colonial America (created by high school
Surfing the Net with Kids!
Social Studies for Kids
The 13 American Colonies
Facts About the 13 Colonies
"History of the first 13
Colonies and how they became the United States
The colonization of America and the fascinating events that
led colonists and patriots down the Road to Revolution"
The Original 13 Colonies
A variety of games to help you learn about
13 Colonies Map Game
Match the colony to a dot on the map!
Pinterest - A Pinboard of The 13 American Colonies
13 Colonies - Free Games and Activities!
Festival de los Océanos
- Bahia Ballena
Festival de los Océanos es un celebration del
media ambiente y los oceanos en Bahia Ballena, Costa Rica.
5, 8, 9 de junio del 2013
National Geographic for Kids
Geography For Kids , The Study of Our Earth
Kids World Travel Guide
In our Ocean Facts for Kids you will learn
about the oceans of the world.
"Learn Information about the World's Five
"Welcome to Oceans for Youth"
Maps of the World - Worlds Oceans Map
Kids Web Japan
"What kind of language is Japanese? In this
section you can take Japanese lessons and try speaking the
language. You can also learn the characters used to write
Kids Web Japan
Japanese geography, history, language,
education, sports, government, regions . .
Juan Santamaría (August
29, 1831 - April 11, 1856), is officially recognized as the
national hero of
the Republic of Costa
Rica. A national holiday in Costa Rica, Juan Santamaría
Day, is held every April 11 to commemorate his death.
Juan Santamaria - National Hero
Biographical info from "Info Costa Rica".
Juan Santamaria -
Article helps us
understand what we know, "what we know for sure, what we
think we know and what we pretty much don't know" about this
The Second Battle of
Santamaría, (the only Costa Rican
to have a national holiday declared in his honor), gained
Costa Rica's first woman soldier. Santamaría, adrummer
boy from the
town of Alajuela,
had volunteered for his country's impromptu militia;
his moment of glory came when the commanding officer asked
for a volunteer to set fire to El Mesón de Guerra — the
Santamaría, torch in hand, fulfilled his patriotic duty. He
approached the hostel and tossed his torch onto the thatched
roof. This caused the enemy to flee, even though Santamaria
was cut down by sniper fire in the process."
A good, introductory video from National
Geographic - 3 minutes long
Also visit the Native American Gallery on
the same site:
Their culture, their tribes, their people.
Timelines and a lot of other valuable
Native Americans from Kids Connect.
Fast facts and many other resources,
including famous tribal chiefs.
Videos from "WatchKnowLearn.og". Some
are interviews with historical famous Native Americans
Native American Cultures from The History
Channel. Videos, photos, facts.
The History Place
Presents Abraham Lincoln
easy to understand timeline of Abraham Lincoln's life.
Time of the Lincolns
website that will help you get a feel for life in the 19th
century. The Civil War, slavery, life of women, political
parties and more. Site contains video clips and historic
Rediscovering George Washington
site dedicated to our first president. Covers his life as a
General as well as his Presidency. Very comprehensive.
the website of George Washington's home and learn more about
Washington's life as a farmer and the innovative practices
he introduced to the field of agriculture.
Who was Major Taylor?
Back at the turn
of the century he was the greatest professional bicyclist
alive and the world's highest paid athlete. Visit the
website of the Major
Taylor Association to
learn more about this incredible man.
The Black Inventor Online Museum
Very cool site,
you can bring up a list of inventors in the chronological
order of their invention or you can view the list by name,
in alphabetical order.
A great pdf map of Costa Rica with mileage points.
Many of you are familiar with "The History
Channel" or "History.com" in the United States.
Here is the Costa Rican version!
Take a visit to
some of the "greatest places" in the world! You'll find
videos, pictures, postcards and more. You can even
recommend your own greatest places.
Martin Luther King Jr.
GREAT site from the
Seattle Times. You'll find:
Great place for
your students to launch their study of Dr. King's life and
BlackFacts Online is a great database
of facts relating to Black History.It also has a couple of neat features.
It has a "What happened on this day in Black History"?
section and you can also subscribe to have a "Black Fact"
emailed to you each day. Extend Black History Month throughout
the entire year.
Stamp On Black History
years, the United States Postal Service has tried to
preserve America's rich history and culture through its
commemorative stamp program. The Postal Service has
issued Black History-related stamps to commemorate black
men and women who have contributed to America's history
and who have made a difference."
Aboard the Underground Railroad
From the website:
Underground Railroad refers to the effort--sometimes
spontaneous, sometimes highly organized--to assist persons
held in bondage in North America to escape from slavery.
Historic places along the Underground Railroad are testament
of African American capabilities. The network provided an
opportunity for sympathetic white Americans to play a role
in resisting slavery, and brought together, however uneasily
at times, men and women of both races to begin to set aside
assumptions about the other race and to work together on
issues of mutual concern. At the most dramatic level, the
Underground Railroad provided stories of guided escapes from
the South, rescues of arrested fugitives in the North,
complex communication systems, and individual acts of
bravery and suffering in the quest for freedom for all."
The Internet African American History Challenge
From their website:
"The Internet African American History
an interactive quiz that helps you sharpen your knowledge of
African American History. It's an "open book" test. So if
you're not sure of an answer, you can check our reference
material for help. Level I is the easiest and has 7
questions while levels II & III have 10 questions each and
are a bit more challenging."
Celebrating Black History
The Learning Network
begins by teaching your students how to make a Family
History. There are genealogy links and other related
resources. The site also contains
Black History Month quizzes in several categories and even
contains a special parents section. Worth a visit.
National Geographic Kids
You'll find different people, animals and places featured
each month with facts, games, activities, web resources and
National Geographic Kids in Costa