Sparta Facts for Kids

Sparta was a strong warrior society. Sparta’s culture was about loyalty to the state and military service. Despite being good at war, in 371 B.C., they were defeated by Thebes and then declined. Sparta was a city in ancient Greece. It was called the “city-state of Sparta.” The citizens who lived in that region were … Read more

The Cultural Revolution (China) Facts for Kids

The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution was a political and social upheaval in China led by Mao Zedong. The Cultural Revolution lasted from 1966 to 1976 after Mao died. He chose to do this by using his power to make people fight for Communism.  Chinese Communism The Chinese Communist Party was founded in 1921. They took … Read more

The Pilgrims Facts for Kids

Some people wanted to find religious freedom in the New World. One hundred of them sailed from England on the Mayflower. They landed on Cape Cod, in Massachusetts, in November 1620. A group was sent out, and they landed at Plymouth Harbor, where they had found a place to live. These original settlers are called … Read more

The Silk Road Facts for Kids

When China opened trade with the West in 130 B.C., people started trading goods on the Silk Road. People traded goods for hundreds of years until 1453, when the Ottoman Empire shut down trade. Even though it has been almost 600 years, traders still remember how to use these routes for their business! What is … Read more

The Hundred Years’ War Facts for Kids

The Hundred Years’ War was a long fight between the kings and kingdoms of France and England. It lasted from 1337 to 1453. The war began because of the status of a French duchy that the English kings wanted to be independent. The war also began because the Kings of England claimed the crown of … Read more

Wars of the Roses Facts for Kids

The Wars of the Roses were a series of wars between two families that wanted to be king. The York family had a white rose, and the Lancaster family had a red one. It was fought between 1455-1485, but after 30 years, it ended with a new king coming to power. In the Wars of … Read more

Ancient Mesopotamia Facts for Kids

Mesopotamia is a region in southwest Asia where the Tigris and Euphrates rivers are. It had good weather and geography to support one of the first human civilisations. Mesopotamia made many important inventions such as time, math, boats with sails, maps, and writing. Ancient Mesopotamia: The Cradle of Civilization Thousands of years ago, people settled … Read more

Soviet Union Facts for Kids

After the Romanov monarchy was overthrown, Russia became the Soviet Union. The Soviet Union was a socialist country with Lenin as its leader. The USSR occupied one-sixth of the land on Earth. The Soviet Union fell in 1991. The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics was one of the world’s largest countries. It was made up … Read more