Resources: World History
This site will give you a good idea of what books are out there,
The Cartoon History of the Universe, Volumes 1, 2 & 3 by Larry Gonick
This very highly recommended series starts at the beginning (the "Big Bang") and
goes from there. It covers the world, and makes it easy to see connections between events
many don't realize are connected. Because it's written like a comic book, it's extremely
enjoyable for readers of all ages, from young children to adults! An amazing find!
Eyewitness Books: Mythology
Mythology is filled
with detailed illustrations and striking photos of artifacts from around the world. The book
is divided into categories like "Creation of the world," "Supreme Beings,"
"Superheroes," "Tricksters," "Mythical Beasts," "Death
and the Underworld," etc.
History News: Explorers News (Candlewick
Follow the world's most famous explorers as their adventures are reported in
(fake) newspapers (very colorful).
History News: Medicine (Candlewick
The history of medicine is presented in the form of newspapers written at the
time. A cool series.
History News: Revolution (Candlewick Press)
This volume of History News reports from revolutions around the world.
by Terry Deary
This wonderful series is huge and filled with surprises. Very highly
Smelly Old History books
Supposedly a "scratch 'n' sniff
series, these books take the awful smells of times gone by and expound on them.. Thank
goodness the scratch 'n' sniff part doesn't work especially well! Check out the entire
The Usborne Book of World History
An enjoyable book that
traverses the globe and spans thousands of years. Lots of illustrations and packed with info,
this is a great book to have on hand.
The Usborne Time Traveler
This book combines the
four Usborne Time Traveler books into one volume. Included are: Knights and
Castles, Viking Raiders, Rome and Romans, and Pharaohs and Pyramids. Like the
Usborne World History book, this is filled with colorful illustrations (though more
cartoony) and lots of info.
Ancient Civilizations for
A great collection of links ranging from China to Egypt to Gree to African Kush
Myths from Around the World
BBC History Games
From Egyptian pyramids to Viking quests to Victorian women's rights, these online games are
unique and fun!
Best of History
Kidpede - Europe, Asia and Africa
Before 1500 AD
This expansive site is geared toward kids. The amount of info is just
right and the language is simpler than many other history sites. Lots of great info on people's
beliefs and ways of living. Unfortunately, the site includes many ads. If not for the ads, this
would certainly be a starred site.
Masks by Christos Kondeatis
In book form with descriptions. These ten masks require glue and patience, but are truly
splendid. Tutankhamun, a harlequin mask for Carnival, Medusa, a gargoyle, the Devil, a Chinese
dragon, a mask from the Central African Ba Kete tribe, the Minotaur, an American Indian spirit
mask, and a Kabuki character.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Masks
Five masks to "pop
up, pull out, and put on." This book includes masks from Columbia, Papua New Guinea,
Nigeria, Europe, and Japan.