Social Studies Help: Cultures, Governments & More (page: 2 of 21)
- What's the Point? The Iconic Art and Life of Georges Seurat
An art critic's unfavorable comment coined the name of the art style that became known as impressionism. Learn about post-Impressionist artist Georges Seurat and his unique painting method.
- Thousands of Life-size Clay Soldiers & Horses: The Terra Cotta Warriors
Thousands of life-size clay soldiers and horses stand guard over Emperor Qin Shi Huang's tomb near the city of Xiân, China. Considered one of the greatest archeological discoveries of modern times, the characters of the “Terra Cotta Army” were ghosts of a different kind.
- Rubik's Cube: Puzzle Extraordinaire
This toy spawned contests of both speed and intelligence. Yes, a simple-looking cube dressed in primary-colored tiles was all the rage in the early 1980’s—everyone had to have one—the Rubik’s Cube. Learn more about this pop-culture phenomenon.
- The Legend of Nessie
Is the Loch Ness Monster real or simply an age-old urban legend? Learn about sightings, scientific investigations and other details on the legendary Nessie and decide for yourself.
- From Fashion to Kevlar: Stephanie Kwolek
Stephanie Kwolek had several ambitions. She loved sewing and had the patience and skills to be a famous fashion designer. Later, she became determined to save lives as a doctor. The war came and went and Stephanie did save lives but as the result of her being a chemist—and the creator of Kevlar.
- The Name Wizard: Carl Linnaeus – The Father of Taxonomy
Carl Linnaeus is also known as Carl von Linné, the Father of Taxonomy. Learn about this famous botanist and his contribution to science.
- Tibetans: A Culture and Survival in a Modern World
When you think of Tibet, you might imagine monks, temples and breathtaking scenery, but this land has a rich, fascinating history. Learn about the history of this ancient land and its people.
- The Habsburg Dynasty: Dominating Europe by Monarch
Call them “Hapsburg” or “Habsburg,” this family controlled vast European regions from 1273 to 1918. They were a monarchy (hereditary head of state), an empire (a group of states ruled by an emperor), a dynasty (a sequence of rulers from one family) and one of Europe’s oldest leading ruling houses.
- Inside an Airport
If you have never flown on a commercial airliner, you may wonder what goes on at the airport. Learn the basics of preparing to take a trip via plane.
- Atlantis According to Edgar Cayce
For over 2,000 years, the idea of a civilization lost somewhere beneath the deep, dark sea has inspired philosophers, writers and mystics. Learn what one so-called psychic had to say about the lost city of Atlantis.
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