History Facts, Study Sheets & Homework Help

History can be a challenging subject to study. In addition to the memorization of dates, names and other facts, an understanding of cause and effect is required and parallels must often be drawn to both historical and modern-day events. It can be confusing for students who do not have a passion for long-ago moments in time. We can help.

Bright Hub Education has compiled a large resource of history fact sheets, study guides and other homework help, written and reviewed by teachers and educators, as well as those who pursued history in college or in their careers. These authors try to help you sort out the details of historical events beyond dates and times in order to make your history assignments just a little bit easier.

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  • Dangerous Adventure, Brave Pioneering Women: Gertrude Bell and Mary Kingsley
    For explorers, curiosity is always an unmet need. Most explorers make exploration their life’s work. Learn about two courageous women of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
  • The Vietnam War: A Basic Outline and Look Back
    The complicated Vietnam War took place in Indochina. It was the first war America televised and the first war America lost. Hotly disputed, it created homeland protests and clashes in Washington D.C. Learn more on the history of the Vietnam War and America’s (and other countries’) involvement.
  • New Mysteries in King Tut’s Tomb?
    Did thieves attempt to rob King Tut's tomb? If so, what frightened them away? Is there an ancient curse involved? Can these and other puzzles about the young pharaoh's grave be solved?
  • The Trojan War and the Symbol of the Trojan Horse
    Ancient Romans and Greeks used mythology (a combination of folklore, history and customs) as a way to deal with life. The gods and goddesses, monsters, battles and warriors in stories such as The Trojan Horse helped illustrate the pitfalls of character flaws and challenges against historical events.
  • Georgia O’Keeffe: A Painter’s Legacy
    Georgia O’Keeffe was an extraordinary painter. She became celebrity-style famous for her paintings of skulls in the desert – not teacups and bowls of fruit, but skulls.
  • Justitia: The Symbol of Law, Her History and Her Meaning
    Law stories are about people on edge. Laws are a mirror, holding up images of societal change to its face.
  • The Ottoman Empire: The Times, Rulers and Politics
    There is no longer an Ottoman Empire. No one today speaks their language and there are no classics or poetry indicative of the age. For six hundred years, the Ottoman Empire expanded and declined. Who were these people and what became of them?
  • Biography of Martin Luther King, Jr.
    Martin Luther King Jr. was a civil rights leader and one of America's greatest orators. With his voice and spirit, he led African-Americans through the oppression of old-fashioned Jim Crow America toward a new age of freedom and equality for his people. His life was not without controversy, however.
  • Patriotism: Who is Uncle Sam?
    You've seen the stern-looking, white-bearded man on posters, t-shirts and other Americana, but do you really know who Uncle Sam is or how this character came to be? Learn the origin of this unique national symbol.
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