Se descubrieron fragmentos antiguos del Corán en la Universidad de Birmingham en Inglaterra. El Corán, que se escribieron entre los años 568 y 645, pudiera ser entre los primeros, porque datan de alrededor de cuando se fundó Islam. También se cree que el autor de las antiguas piezas pudo haber conocido al profeta Muhammad. [read more...]
China, Greece, Rome, and Central American countries all claim they started the beloved sport of soccer nearly 2,000 years ago. It might surprise you to learn, however, that soccer actually became the sport we know today in England. [read more...]
A big-time star with an attitude, Selena Quintanilla Perez was born in Lake Jackson, Texas, on April 16, 1971. She began performing as a child and, by age of 10, became the lead singer in her family band, "Selena y Los Dinos". [read more...]
Las Adelitas eran mujeres que participaron en la revolución mexicana. Muchas mujeres fueron acompañadas por sus familias para ayudar en la batalla. Las Adelitas fueron tan valientes como los hombres. [read more...]
Journalist and Civil Rights activist Ida B. Wells fought against prejudice with her powerful words. She paved the way for other women of color to speak out against injustice. [read more...]
Te creerías que alguna vez México era dueño de un tercio de los Estados Unidos? Antes de 1848, California, Texas Nuevo México, Utah, Arizona y parte de Colorado y Nevada formaron parte de México. Pero estos estados fueron negociados por quince millones de dólares a través del tratado de Guadalupe Hidalgo en 1848. Un tratado es un documento que asegura objetivos políticos y recursos de un país a otro. El tratado de Guadalupe puso un fin a la guerra entre México y EE.UU. [read more...]
Celeste Curiel empezó a cantar a los cuatro anos de edad. Desde pequeña le encantaba la música de mariachi y tenía ilusión de ser cantante. Ahora, Celeste estudia en la universidad Texas State University, donde está estudiando para obtener su maestría de canto y de ópera. [read more...]
Thousands of black youth marched out of their homes and schools in Birmingham, Alabama, and out onto the streets to protest for their rights, on the morning of May 2, 1963. People may not know, but black youth, aged six-17, were just as involved in the Civil Rights Movement as their parents. Youth often went to mass meetings and protests with their parents. Despite their young age, they also noticed segregation, such as separate water fountains, bathrooms, schools, and seats on buses. They even had separate spelling bees and art festivals. Overall, whites had better options. Many children also witnessed bombings and had other traumatic experiences. They called their town “Bombingham.” These kids soon had their own protest. [read more...]
Before about 1770, most things were made by hand instead of by powered machinery. An early example of powered machines arose in Britain. [read more...]
When soccer fans hear the name "Lionel Messi", it's hard for many to deny that he is one of the best soccer players in the world. [read more...]
En 1942, durante la segunda guerra mundial, muchos de los trabajadores estadounidenses se fueron a la guerra. Los Estados Unidos tuvo que buscar cómo llenar el hueco que dejaron los soldados. Así es como muchos “braceros”, el nombre que se les daba a los trabajadores en la agricultura, llegaron a los Estados Unidos de México. [read more...]
En un lago disecado en el desierto del Sahara en el Chad, hay restos de peces milenarios a punto de empezar su viaje a la selva amazónica. Los científicos han descubierto que el viento fuerte de Chad lleva restos de estos peces en un viaje transtlatico. Este aire que contiene el polvo de los huesos y escamas de los peces, provee apatita, fósforo, y fosfato, elementos importantes para la vegetación amazónica. El fósforo de los peces muertos ayuda avanzar y a alimentar a los árboles y plantas de la selva. Esta transmison de nutrición también traerá más oxigeno. [read more...]
The Blue Mosque is located in Istanbul, Turkey, but it wasn’t always a mosque. Before becoming a mosque, it was the mother church of the Byzantine Empire. In 1453, the church fell under the Turkish and at that point it became a mosque. It attracts large numbers of visitors each year. The temple houses various exhibits and museums. [read more...]
César Chávez fue un gran líder para los trabajadores agrícolas en los Estados Unidos. El es una persona importante por haber empezado el sindicato llamado Trabajadores Agrícolas Undidos, para buscar que se trate con justicia y se les pague un buen sueldo a los trabajadores. La infancia de César Chávez influyo su motivación para defender los derechos de los trabajadores agrícolas. El nacióó el 31 de marzo de 1927 en Arizona, a propietarios de una granja. [read more...]
On October 23, 1940, Edison Arantes do Nacimiento was born in Tres Coracones, Brazil. Though he eventually became the most famous soccer player in the world, he came from a very poor family. [read more...]
Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, better known to the world as Cristiano Ronaldo, was born on February 5, 1985 in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal. He is a professional soccer player and has set many records while playing for Manchester United and Real Madrid. [read more...]
¿Sabías que la población de la ciudad de México es más grande que las de Nueva York, Madrid o París? La ciudad de México, también conocida como el D.F. o Distrito Federal fue establecida en 1525. La ciudad atrae a muchos turistas. La economía de México está impactada por el número de turistas que visitan cada año el D.F. los cuales son uno de los recursos mayores del país. [read more...]
By land area, the Mongolian empire was the largest-ever empire. Its first ruler was Temujin, who later became infamous under the name, Genghis Khan. The Mongolian Empire lasted through the early 13th and early 15th century. [read more...]
El año pasado, unos trabajadores públicos estaban arreglando una tubería, cuando descubrieron una trinchera misteriosa. Recientemente, los arqueólogos del Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH) investigaron la trinchera y vieron que sirvió para refugiar a los soldados franceses durante su ataque a la ciudad de Puebla (México) en el año 1863. [read more...]
73,500 years ago, Volcano Toba had one of the biggest volcanic eruptions in history. This volcano, located on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, unleashed ash all over the globe. [read more...]
La migración es cuando uno se muda de su lugar de origen a un nuevo sitio, usualmente debido a dificultades de algún tipo. Las principales razones para emigrar son: tener problemas económicos, familiares, políticos, sociales o sufrir los efectos de desastres naturales. [read more...]
In Ancient Greek mythology, Poseidon, also known as Neptune in Roman lore, is considered the god of the sea. [read more...]
La civilización azteca sigue teniendo un impacto en el uso de plantas medicinales, incluso hoy en día. [read more...]
¡Imagina el territorio mexicano extendiéndose sobre California, Texas y mucho más! ¿Imposible? No. Antes todo eso le pertenecía a México. [read more...]
The New Kingdom of ancient Egypt started in 1550 B.C.E when the nation’s capital moved to Thebes. During this time, the Egyptians also created the famous underground burial site called the Valley of the Kings. In this valley, tombs surrounded by pyramids held many kinds of treasures. Some tombs even contained food, royal clothing, gilded furniture, jewelery, weapons and chariots, which were all buried with the kings, or pharaohs, to be used during their afterlife. [read more...]
El Canal de Panamá es una de las mayores obras de ingeniería en Panamá, y une el Océano Pacífico con el Mar Caribe, acelerando el comercio marítimo. La magnífica obra terminó con la inauguración de la vía interoceánica el 15 de agosto de 1914. Aunque el canal fue un logro grande para Panamá, la manera como se construyó esa obra fue muy peligrosa e injusta. La mayoría de los obreros que construyeron esa vía fueron negros y el tratamiento que recibieron fue especialmente cruel. [read more...]
Eastern Asia is a large part of the world that includes China, Japan, Mongolia, North and South Korea, and Taiwan. Much of these areas are covered by harsh terrain, including distant mountains, massive deserts, and parched grasslands. Eastern Asia also has many valleys, plains, and fast flowing rivers. [read more...]
Geronimo was a great Native American leader. He was born in the Apache tribe in 1829 near Clifton, Arizona. Throughout his life, Geronimo gained a reputation as a leader who challenged anyone who threatened his tribe’s way of life. [read more...]
Para los humanos, es difícil capturar una imagen del gran tamaño del apatosaurio, un tipo de dinosaurio. [read more...]
Though there are many women in the field of journalism today, this was not always the case. Nancy Dickerson, however, earned her status as a pioneer in radio and television news reporting in the 1950s and 1960s. In fact, she even worked as the first female reporter at CBS. [read more...]
A small, once dirt-poor Mexican village now hosts one of the largest concentrations of modern artists in the world. In fact, for the 1,200 residents of Mata Ortiz, high-quality ceramics have become more than an expression of culture—they have become a way of life. [read more...]
Wilma Rudolph was a famous runner. She was the first woman ever to win three gold medals in the same Olympics as a track and field athlete. [read more...]
Roberto Clemente is one of the greatest players in the history of baseball. [read more...]
Based in New York, the United Nations (UN) is an international organization that works to improve relations between countries. In 1945, 51 countries came together after World War II to form the UN. These countries included China, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the USSR, now known as Russia. [read more...]
Based in New York, the United Nations (UN) is an international organization that works to improve relations between countries. In 1945, 51 countries came together after World War II to form the UN. These countries included China, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the USSR, now known as Russia. [read more...]
Despite being sent to prison for over 40 years Nelson Mandela changed the world, influenced millions, and left an impressive legacy. [read more...]
La danza folklórica méxicana representa la cultura de varios siglos. Cuando llegaron los españoles en el siglo 16 trajieron muchos bailes al estilo europeo como el vals, la polka y el chotis cuales infuyeron las danza indígena. [read more...]
Ancient Egyptians are well-known for their massive pyramids. What many do not know, though, is why the rise of the New Kingdom in 1550 BCE marked the end of the infamous pyramid-raising period. [read more...]
In ancient Greece, attractive appearance and physical beauty was important and admired in everyone. Style was expressed in various ways depending on gender and class. [read more...]
Los teotihuacanos, los mayas y los zapotecos eran grupos indígenas diferentes quienes vivieron durante el Periodo Clásico. Sus civilizaciones tuvieron semejanzas y diferencias, y a pesar de haber logrado grandes avances, estas civilizaciones eventualmente sufrieron una gran caída. [read more...]
La mayoría de la gente no puede imaginarse la vida en gravedad cero. Para los astronautas esta realidad es lo que dicta su vida cotidiana en el espacio. [read more...]
Philosophers help us reflect in deeper ways about our everyday existence. Simone de Beauvoir was an exceptional women who made many contributions in the existentialist area of philosophy and as a feminist. [read more...]
The original model of the typewriter was finished in 1867. Christopher Latham Sholes and other inventors developed the typewriter in a small machine shop in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After a few years of improvements, the world’s first practical typewriter was introduced in 1874. [read more...]