Inventions in the late nineteenth century marked the beginning of rapid changes communications, transportation, and in the way Americans lived and worked. How did technological innovation affect the United States after the Civil War?
In what ways were some of the events of the year related? Nat Turner’s rebellion, evangelical revivalism, cabinet resignations and the invention of the first steam engine make 1831 an especially momentous year.
This timeline shows the development of Israel throughout the 20th century to the present. Follow Israel from the British control of the region in 1917, to its founding in 1948, to events immediately following September 11.
Read three journal entries, one at a time, about events of historical significance. Identify the region and era particular to each journal entry, and answer additional questions about the topic covered.
You are a congressperson trying to pass your education bill. Join in the extensive public debate, committee work, and parliamentary maneuvering necessary to achieve majority legislative support for your bill.
Read three newspaper articles, one at a time, about events of historical significance. Identify the region and era particular to each newspaper article, and answer additional questions about the topic covered.
Many Renaissance artists and architects used the concept of the golden mean which was thought to be visually pleasing. An Italian mathematician developed a series of numbers related to the golden mean; see if you can detect the pattern.
This interactive focuses on the concept of Chronological Thinking. Using the example of Pocahontas, explore how historical representations change over time, and often reflect the period in which the representation was created.
This timeline provides insight into the long history of struggle of the black population of South Africa. Follow the centuries of European wars and colonial rule and the policies that led to apartheid.
Test your detective skills when you read three random documents. You will have three minutes to read each document, answer two questions about the region, two questions about the time period and three questions about the document.