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.

What Are the Elgin Marbles?

To find out what the Elgin Marbles are we have to first examine ancient history.  The ‘cradle of the western world’ is a saying used to describe Ancient Greece.  For thousands of years many of the things we do and say today have its origins back to Greek law, art, literature, and political thought.  In architecture, for example, many major cities today have a building that is due in large …

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Beaver Wars: The Virtues of the Animal North Americans Fought for Centuries

Beavers are often called, “Animals of mass destruction.”  Can that be?  They are cute and furry, why all the fuss?  North Americans have had a love-hate relationship with beavers for centuries.  Humans love the beaver’s fur, yet they hate the destruction beavers do to the environment.  Although today, that sentiment is changing.  Let’s look at who the beavers are and …

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Norman Rockwell’s Legacy

Norman Rockwell documented American life not with a camera or a pen but with illustrations that we all wished we could do as well.  He created illustrations using models, but his models were from his hometown—they weren’t always pretty but they always had character.  In fact, he was a character and should he be called upon to describe himself, he would say as he has said before, …

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Who Was Marchesa Luisa Casati?

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?