Vikings Facts for Kids

The Vikings raided, explored, traded with other people, and colonized during the 9th to 11th centuries. Vikings often traveled by boat and took control of places around the world. Vikings raided Europe. They changed the language of the countries they conquered. A thousand years ago, Vikings that sailed in the ocean lived in northwest Europe. … Read more

The Spanish Armada Facts for Kids

In 1588, Spain sent a large fleet to invade England with 130 ships. The Spanish Armada set sail for England, but the English outwitted them. Some ships sunk, and storms damaged some while they tried to go back home. The Spanish Armada attack was one of the most important events during Elizabeth I’s rule.  Elizabeth … Read more

The British Empire Facts for Kids

Britain became an empire in the sixteenth century when John Cabot went across the Atlantic. The British Empire grew in size and power during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. During the twentieth century, the British Empire became the Commonwealth. Today, people are engaged in a battle for decolonization, which is the process of gaining control … Read more

The Space Race Facts for Kids

After World War II ended and the mid-20th century began, the Cold War started. The United States and Russia were at war against each other. Space became an arena for this competition as both sides fought with technology, military power, and economic system to prove who was better. Keep reading for more facts about the … Read more

Apollo 11 Facts for Kids

The Apollo 11 mission took place 8 years after President John F Kennedy announced that the goal was to land a man on the Moon by the end of the 1960s. Apollo 11 was launched on July 16, 1969. Apollo 11 was to perform the first human landing of the Moon. On July 20, 1969, … Read more

The Gunpowder Plot Facts for Kids

King James, I and the Parliament were targeted by a Catholic plot in 1605. The Gunpowder Plot aimed to blow up both leaders and force out Protestant leadership by replacing them with Roman Catholicism. Early in the morning, one of the rebels was found in the basement of Parliament. He was carrying barrels of gunpowder. … Read more

Apartheid Facts for Kids

Apartheid was an extreme measure that aimed to maintain the supremacy of white Afrikaaners over non-white South Africans. The system enforced segregation, which involved forcing people into their areas and using separate facilities for them. The South African government began to repeal apartheid legislation in 1991. President F.W de Klerk and activist Nelson Mandela won … Read more

Medieval Knights Facts for Kids

Knights in the Middle Ages were very popular because they were warriors and protected people. Knights were part of society’s elite. There were fewer knights as the Middle Ages went on until they disappeared completely. Life in the Middle Ages Most people in the Middle Ages led difficult lives. In the early Middle Ages, most … Read more