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.
Greek Tragedy It’s not necessarily a play or a choral performance. It’s not poetry solely but it was written by poets. It begins with a chorus, and then the actors perform a moving epic tragedy basically in the scope of one day. The origins of Greek tragedy are mostly speculation.
Women in History: Advancing Photography Where do woman photographers fit in? Are there seminal techniques and advancements to the art of photography on behalf of women? Let’s look at several women photographers who made a difference.
Midas: Who Was He? Midas is well-known. He features prominently into the myth of the golden touch, which was retold by numerous writers and artists but the best known is put forth in a play by the Roman poet, Ovid. But was he a real, living ruler?
Marchesa Luisa Casati: Goddess and Muse It is said that her image has been reproduced so many times that Casati is just as recognizable as Mary, the Mother of Jesus, and Cleopatra. You may have seen her depictions and not known it. who was this woman and how did she come to hold such a place in history? Why is she not better known?
Pocahontas: A Divided Life and the Myth The story of Pocahontas has been told to generations of schoolchildren who tell the same story to their own children. Unfortunately, new facts bear out that the story that has been told—even Disney-fied with the movie—is a “cultural myth." Learn about the real life of the storied princess.
What is Art Nouveau? Art Nouveau ushered in a new artistic climate, a world-weariness that produced a new sophistication in literature and fashion against a whole new set of artistic, moral and social concerns. A radical departure from what went before.
Looting Art: The Nazi's Treasure Takeover During World War II, Hitler instituted a practice of seizing fine works of art from every territory under occupation. Learn about this takeover and what became of the stolen treasures.
Anime and Manga: Animation Explored It sounds exotic, but anime is just a shortened version of the Japanese word for animation. Don’t call them cartoons, though! Manga translates to “whimsical pictorial" and has been around since the early 1950s, although it originated in 1917. Learn about the history of this art form.
Joan Miró: Magical Creatures in Art Joan Miró created fantastical drawings and paintings that mirrored creative concepts in his head. Learn about the life and influences that made this unique artist who he was.