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16 08, 2017

Races and racism – Skin color and history

By |2018-04-24T11:41:04-07:00August 16th, 2017|People, Science|0 Comments

An Egyptian portrait of two brothers (Roman period, about 150 AD) Biologically, there is no such thing as race. Sure, people come in a lot of different skin and hair colors. But there is no sharp division between them, only a gradual blending. And the color of your skin and your hair doesn't [...]

14 08, 2017

American people – family, education, slavery

By |2018-04-24T11:03:47-07:00August 14th, 2017|Native American, North America, People|0 Comments

A Pueblo family with a donkey in 1885 (Detroit Publishing Company) Since 1500 AD North American people's relationships to one another have seen big changes. In the 1500s, most kids lived in small villages with their families. Many kids grew up in longhouses or pueblos, with their cousins and aunts and uncles sharing their house. Nobody went to [...]

11 08, 2017

Equal rights for some – American government

By |2019-01-16T18:21:31-07:00August 11th, 2017|Government, North America|0 Comments

Equal rights for women? Abigail Adams During and after the American Revolution, the rich white men were writing the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Declaration of Independence Constitution Bill of Rights All our America articles Many people who were not rich, or white, or men thought maybe this was their chance to get [...]

10 08, 2017

Native American Daily Life

By |2018-04-24T10:38:17-07:00August 10th, 2017|Native American, People|0 Comments

An Apache woman holding a baby in a cradleboard Most kids in North America lived with their mothers and fathers and brothers and sisters. Most families lived in one room of a pueblo, or one tipi or hogan or wickiup. Because a lot of kids died of sicknesses, you usually had a lot of brothers and sisters. [...]

26 07, 2017

Ethnicity in Medieval Islam

By |2018-04-09T23:09:44-07:00July 26th, 2017|Islam, People|0 Comments

A plate from the Fatimid period (1000s AD), Egypt Some Islamic rulers bought or captured young Turkish, Mongol, Kurdish and Christian boys. The rulers took these boys away from their families to be special slaves. Tutors raised these boys together in dormitories. They educated the boys well and taught them to fight. When the boys grew up, they [...]

26 07, 2017

Medieval Islamic people

By |2019-10-04T07:36:04-07:00July 26th, 2017|Islam, People|0 Comments

Medieval Islamic people: A plate from the Fatimid period (1000s AD), Egypt Children in the medieval Islamic world Children in the Islamic Empire generally did what their parents did (as many people still do today). Girls never went to school. They worked at home taking care of their brothers and sisters and cooking. Girls carried water from [...]

14 07, 2017

Herakles and Busiris – Labors of Herakles

By |2019-02-25T06:36:00-07:00July 14th, 2017|Greeks, Literature|0 Comments

Hercules kills the Egyptians (Athens, 400s BC) Another Herakles story In this story, Herakles traveled to Egypt, where he met the king of Egypt, the Pharaoh Busiris. Who is Herakles? New Kingdom Egypt More Greek myths All our ancient Greece articles Who was Busiris? Busiris was a bad king. He captured Herakles, because Herakles was a stranger [...]