Kids News - Social Studies for Kids
An ancient city believed to have been inhabited by the Chacahpoya (Cloud People), was recently discovered, amidst the dense Amazon forests. The 12-mile area, estimated to be 1,000 years old was found by local inhabitants who cut through the dense vegetation, after hearing the sound of a waterfall.
Earlier this week, the New York library became the proud owner of what has been dubbed, the world's most expensive and beautiful book. The 62-pound hand-crafted book, which costs $100,000 USD, depicts the life and work of Italian artist, Michelangelo.
As the holiday season starts, a lot of us are getting ready to board airplanes to go visit family and friends across the country. While we take airplanes for granted today, imagine what life would be like if the Wright brothers hadn't dreamed of building the first passenger plane.
Earlier this week, archeologists discovered a 4,300 year-old pyramid that they believe was the tomb of Queen Sesheshet, the mother of Pharaoh Teti, the founder of ancient Egypt's sixth dynasty. The pyramid was found in Saqqara, an ancient burial ground, close to Egypt's capital Cairo.
Five-year old Emelia Fawbert and her dad James, were out on a group fossil hunting trip at a newly excavated site in Gloucestershire, England, when she noticed something stuck in the mud. Using a trowel, she and her dad gently excavated an almost perfect fossil.
Yesterday, Mr. Barack Obama became the first African-American President-elect in the 232-year history of the United States of America. While that made headlines everywhere, what is not as well known, is the fact that in January 2009, his daughters Malia (10) and Sasha (7), will be amongst the youngest kids to ever reside in the White House.
Today, many people in America and other countries of the World celebrated Columbus Day - the anniversary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus to the Americas on October 12th, 1492. This week's video traces his journey from Spain to the shores of the new World, he mistook for India.