Free Kids’ World History Textbook & Games

February 26th, 2009 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

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KidsPast.com

Age Range: 7-12 (approximately, non-readers will need assistance)

ClickScholar Adrianne recommended this website (sponsored by the fabulous KidsKnowIt Network) that provides a FREE, online world history textbook, games, and historical quotes for kids.

When you get to the site you’ll see a brief introduction followed by an icon menu that includes:

  1. ONLINE WORLD HISTORY TEXTBOOK – Click this link and a new page opens to a Table of Contents featuring 20 chapters of world history that includes:
    • The Ancient Greeks
    • The Ancient Romans
    • African Civilizations
    • Indian Civilizations
    • Civilization in China
    • Medieval Europe
    • The Renaissance
    • The Reformation
    • Exploration
    • American Revolution
    • French Revolution
    • And much more!

    Click on any chapter and you can explore a menu of subtitles within it. Each section of every chapter contains kid-friendly text about that era along with interesting pictures, photographs, and illustrations.

  2. HISTORY GAMES – Play 5 interactive arcade games that help kids retain the information they learned in the history textbook section of the site.
  3. HISTORICAL QUOTES – Find quotations from people who have impacted history throughout the ages such as Socrates, Copernicus, Shakespeare, Mark Twain, Winston Churchill, Walt Disney, Oprah Winfrey – and a surprising assortment of other historical figures, authors, philosophers, politicians, and personalities.

Don’t miss clicking on the “Play a Song for this Topic” link in the menu on the left side of the screen. It opens to a page of educational and entertaining songs about history (and many other subjects as well).

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