Life & Times of Early Man
- Why did Cro-Magnon man crawl on his belly through dangerous
mazes in deep dark caves? How did the Upright Man travel
from Africa to America without a boat? Who were the Neanderthals? Did
man live at the same time as dinosaurs? Find out here!
Mesopotamia, Sumer, Babylon, Assyria - The ancient Sumerians were
great inventors. They invented the wheel, the sailboat, and
the first written language. Find out what happened to kids in school who
disobeyed their teacher! Read The
Legend of Gilgamesh - the first superhero! Learn How
Marduk Became the King of ALL the Gods. Enter Hammurabi's Court.
Discover how people lived 5000 years ago in the
land between two rivers.
Egypt Daily Life - Do
you know what the ancient Egyptians believed would cure a toothache?
Find out here! Read some Egyptian Tall Tales (shared with us by
Egyptologist Jacques Kinnaer.) Find out why Rameses
II was such a famous pharaoh!
Enjoy an original story about Ancient Egyptian Daily Life.
in the Tombs of Egypt.
Greece Daily Life -
How would you have behaved if you had
lived in ancient Sparta? (Lie, cheat, steal, because that is the Sparta
way!) Or in ancient Athens? Or in Corinth, Argos or Megara? Meet
the Greeks! They were a riot! They created some of the best myths in the world like
and the Minotaur, the
story of Little
Io and the tale of Hermes
Rome Daily Life - If
you had lived in ancient times, would you have chosen to become a Roman
citizen? You might have! The ancient Romans invented more games
than any other culture. Find out what the ancient Romans did all day!
Learn how Rome started with The
Legend of Romulus and Remus.
Find out how one young Roman saved the city of Rome in the legend of Horatius
at the Bridge. Was
Rome's legendary enemy, Hannibal
of Carthage, as clever as the history books say? Meet
a famous Roman Emperor with Nero
at the Circus Maximus.
China Daily Life - Learn
about Taoism with Winnie-the-Pooh! Explore daily life in 4 different
Chinese dynasties. Meet weird emperors like Hu the Tiger! Read things
written in BCE times! Read a very old story from Xia times, Loawnu
the Wise Woman, and another from Han times, Wang
the Peddler. Learn about Ancient
Story of Mulan. For
those in a hurry, just click on the
Cheat Sheet, for a very quick look at 11,000 years of ancient
Celts Daily Life - The Iron Age Celts were very clean. They are
credited with the invention of soap! They loved music, feasting,
and fighting. They lived in clans, respected their druids, and created
stories about fairies, elves, and leprechauns. Come meet the
Ancient Celts who once lived all over Europe, and
who settled down in ancient Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.
Mongols Daily Life - - The ancient Mongols
invented the ger -but what is a ger? Learn
about whistle arrows, fabulous hats, horse head fiddles, well-wishing,
salty tea, and the magical Shamas. Read the story of The
Warrior Well. Meet "The Felt Tent People".
Welcome to ancient Mongolia!
India Daily Life - What
did the ancient Indians wear? What did they eat? Did kids play with
toys? Did they go to school? This site shares daily life in three
major time periods of ancient India history; the mysterious
and so cool Indus Valley Civilization, the Vedic &
Epics Periods, and the Age of Empires.
Africa Daily Life
- Explore daily life in four gold coast kingdoms - Ghana,
Mali, Songhay, and Benin. Meet famous people like Mansa Musa, Sonni Ali
The Great, and the most famous ancient African of all - Anansi
the Spider! Read a story from ancient Nubia, The
Middle Ages for Kids -
From the dark ages to the Renaissance - explore the middle ages in
Europe. Feudalism, the church, castles, knights, ladies and lords,
peasants and commoners, rise of towns, Crusades,
the plague, the Magna Carta and more.
- The Incas never invented the wheel. Yet, high in the rugged Andes
Mountains of South America, the Incas built thousands of miles of
well-paved roads. Everyone in the empire was well fed and no one was
homeless. Meet "The Children of the Sun".
Mayas - One day, the Mayas appeared. 1500 years later, they
disappeared. No one knows where they came from and no one knows where
they went! During their stay, they build fabulous pyramids,
temples, and ball courts. Learn about Daily Life in the Maya
Empire. Read the exciting adventure of The
Hero Twins. Meet "The Children of the Corn".
The Awesome Aztecs
-Why did the Aztecs search for 200 years
to find the Place of
the Prickly Pear Cactus? What did conquered people have to pay
in tribute? Discover how the Aztecs treated some very honored
guests in the story Journey
of a Princess. Welcome to ancient Mexico.
What was the job of the False Face Society? Who were the Three
What were the Snow Snake Games? Who was Hiawatha?
What was the League of Nations? What was wampum? Read the story of Wise
Why did the Ojibwa hide pebbles in moccasins? What is a Charcoal Sad
Face? How do you play Butterfly Hide and Seek? What is a Dream Catcher?
See if you recognize this famous fairy tale:The
Why did the Cherokee Indians have a red chief and a white chief?
What is a Booger Ceremony? Where is the Darkening Land? What is the Trail of
What is the job of an animal spirit helper?
Why did the Seminole people hang baby cradles from the rafters of their
homes? What are comfortables? Why were beads so important? Welcome to the Florida Everglade Seminole Indians in Olden Times.
Why did the Plains people prefer tepees to houses? Name 72 things the Plains people made from buffalo.
Why do the elders still speak of Clever
Coyote with gratitude? Why were horses called dogs? What were pictographs?
What could boys do when they reached their 10th birthday?
What engagement present did the family of the bride receive?
Why weren't kids given names when they were born?
What did star quilts represent? What was the Seven Council Fires?
Anasazi, Pueblo, Hopi
Why did the Pueblo dig a hole in the middle of a secret underground
Who are the giant Natackas? What are kachinas?
How did the Pueblo get their name? Who are the Old Ones?
What happened at a naming ceremony?
Why do Apache kids hunt for blue stones? Who are the Devil
Read an Apache myth about Child
of Water and Little Blue Rock. Learn how to play Apache toe and toss games.
When a young couple ate from the same basket, why did all their
relatives lecture them?
What is a Ketoh? Why did the Navajo make Sand Paintings and then
destroy them before dark? What is a Blessingways? Welcome to the Southwest Navajo Indians in Olden
What made the Puget Sound Indian tribes
"rich" in ancient times?
Why were woven mats so important? How did totem poles get started?
What could you buy with 5,000 blankets? What's a potlatch all about?
Raven Stole Crow's Potlatch
Why was the bear doctor feared?
What was the purpose of the Big Head Dance?
Why did certain medicine men hunt rattlesnakes?
Why did the Chumash need a ladder to get into bed?
What trick did the Kutchin people use on their enemies?
How did these early people stop ghosts from entering their homes?
Welcome to Alaska Natives, the Arctic and the Far North in olden