The Cold War

The Cold War was a different kind of war that lasted for more than 40 years. Countries did not shoot at one another, but they spied on and competed against one another. It was a...

Winston Churchill

When Adolf Hitler began raising his army, one of the first people who sounded the alarm was Winston Churchill. After France fell to Hitler, Churchill held strong and worked to...

Moctezuma: Aztec Ruler

Moctezuma was the most famous ruler of the powerful Aztec empire. After leading the Aztecs for 17 years as a fair leader, Moctezuma’s reign came to a dramatic close. The Spanish...

Mayas, Incas, and Aztecs

The Mayas, Incas, and Aztecs were three groups of people found living in the ancient Americas. Though they were clearly alike, they were also unique. All three civilizations ended...

Cold War Leaders

During the Cold War, communism was seen as a viable threat to the world. Vladimir Lenin led two rebellions against the Russian czar and became the first Communist leader in 1905....

Ulysses S. Grant

Ulysses S. Grant was a warrior, hero, and a compassionate soldier. Grant led the Union army to victory during the Civil War. The North thought of him as a hero for ending the...

Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt lived during an exciting time. Women had just gained the right to vote. As a first lady, she made her own agenda and gave her husband, Franklin D. Roosevelt,...

Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. grew up knowing that there needed to be a change in the way that African Americans were treated, and he held a dream from the time he was a young boy that...

Causes of the Civil War

Abolitionist John Brown raises a small army of men in the hopes of starting a slave revolt and leads his men to Harper’s Ferry to take over the United States arsenal. Colonel...

Two Flat Friends Travel the World Social Studies

In this story, two friends make themselves flat to take on a tremendous school project. They travel to Egypt and China to learn important details that they can share with their...

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