Latino Americans: Timeline Since the 1500s. Links to 6-Part PBS History Series

Latino Americans: Timeline Since the 1500s. 2013 PBS Series on Latino Americans. Episode Guide to Six-Part Series. After "Foreigners in their Own Land, 1565-1889, there's Empire of Dreams (1880-1942) War and Peace (1942-1954) The New Latinos (1946-1965) Prejudice and Pride (1965-1980) Peril and Promise (1980-2000) The series is available here on PBS.org.

For Most of Human History, Outbreaks of Disease, Disability and Death Were Commonplace

In the study of history since the 1970s, pandemics and fearful disease outbreaks have largely been ignored, left out or forgotten because we thought medical science extinguished them. Communicable diseases like the bubonic plague, small pox, polio, typhus, tuberculosis, cholera, rheumatic fever, scarlet fever and yellow fever have been all but eliminated. Antibiotics were first … Continue reading For Most of Human History, Outbreaks of Disease, Disability and Death Were Commonplace

Authors Explain Philosophies of History

Why Study History? Without Herodotus and Thucydides, Historical Analysis Would Have Started Later, If At All. History's Highest Function, and Other Wise Words from Historians. Alexandre Dumas and the Origin of ‘Slender Threads’. ‘History Grounds Us’ + 20 Lessons on Tyranny. ‘People’s History of the US,’ Co-Authored By Oliver Stone: Leftist in 2013 But Now Mainstream? Popular Author Harry … Continue reading Authors Explain Philosophies of History

Each Century’s Timeline Available Online

Students of history will be pleased by the work of Kip Wheeler, Ph.D. at Carson-Newman University in Tennesee who has created timelines of the most important world events in each century from 0 to 1400 A.D. I found his timelines while in search of consequential events and people from 900 to 1000 A.D., located here. … Continue reading Each Century’s Timeline Available Online

20 ‘What If’ Questions About the Classical World

Many 'What If" questions come up when studying the classical world, among them: What if Classical Greece conquered the world and controlled it to this day? Could Greek City-States Have United to form a Hellenic Republic? What if Alexander the Great Had Not Died at 32 in 323? What if India's Mauryan Empire (spanned from 322 … Continue reading 20 ‘What If’ Questions About the Classical World

15 ‘What If’ Questions from Ancient History

Perusing an overview of world history for elementary and middle school children, The Kingfisher History Encyclopedia, you can see that 1) civilization is a series of building blocks. There are many layers in the foundation of civilization. 2) potential "what if" questions are endless. Students can be assigned to conduct online research to determine the … Continue reading 15 ‘What If’ Questions from Ancient History