history

Mathew Henson and Robert Peary wanted to be the first people to reach the North Pole. Their dream came true on April 6, 1909. [read more...]
We can learn a lot about ourselves by learning about our ancestors. Australopithecus afarensis and Homo erectus are human ancestors who lived between two and three million years ago. They looked like a species that was half ape and half human. Australopithecus afarensis was a lot smaller than humans today at just over three feet tall. Homo erectus, however, was as tall as humans are today. [read more...]
Did you know that the Amazon River was named after fierce women warriors from ancient Greece? Spanish explorer Fransico de Orellana first named the river after he fought a tough tribe of women near the river who reminded him of the Greek women warriors called “Amazons.” [read more...]
The discovery of the x-ray was vital to allow doctors to look in people’s bodies. Without x-rays, it would be challenging for doctors to provide their patients with the best care. [read more...]
Many of us might not know the history of the alphabet we use today. [read more...]
In 279 B.C.E., the tallest lighthouse in the world was built. This lighthouse, called 'The Pharos,' was constructed in Alexandria, Egypt, on the Mediterranean Sea. [read more...]