Michael Joseph Jackson was born August 29, 1958, in Gary, Indiana, the son of Joseph Jackson, who would later become his manager. He was the younger brother of Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, and Marlon Jackson, who were also musicians. [read more...]
Did you know that there were prehistoric giant animals? Well, here are just a few, and they are pretty amazing. [read more...]
Have you ever heard of The Beatles? Do you know just how famous they truly were during the 1960s? [read more...]
Did you know the first land animals lived 450 million years ago? [read more...]
Did you know that millions of years ago, there were fish with armor? [read more...]
Everyone knows that dinosaurs lived a long time ago. But do you know about the other ancient animals that roamed the Earth then too? [read more...]
Animals today are different from South American animals that lived 100,000 years ago when the continent used to be an island. It had animals that weren’t found anywhere else. Here are some of those animals. [read more...]
Could it be possible that aliens helped us on this planet? It could be, because before humans had computers, complicated buildings weren’t so easy to build. So, some researchers believe that aliens helped ancient architects build those buildings. [read more...]
Kremlins are beautiful buildings in Russia. The most famous Kremlin is in Moscow. It has an interesting history and many mesmerizing rooms. [read more...]
Mariah Carey has been fascinated with singing since she was only three years old. Now she is pursuing her dreams. [read more...]
Compared to other western lowland gorillas, Koko's ability to interact and mimic with humans was superior. Koko the Gorilla became well known around the world with her knowledge of human sign language. She also took a picture of herself in a mirror for the cover of National Geographic in 1978, and adopted a cat named All Ball. [read more...]
In 2016, fencing champion Ibtihaj Muhammad became the first Muslim woman to represent the United States at the Olympics while wearing a hijab. She also became the first female Muslim-American to win an Olympic medal. She did this in Rio during the 2016 summer games. [read more...]
Michael Jackson was born in Gary, Indiana on August 29, 1958. Jackson, the “King of Pop“, was famous for singing, writing songs, and dancing. He has been named the best singer ever. He had a lot of siblings most of whom were a part of the family band, The Jackson Five: Rebbie, Latoya, Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Janet, Marlon, and Randy. Jackson’s mother, Katherine Jackson, was a homemaker and a devout Jehovah’s Witness, while his father, Joseph Jackson, had been a guitarist who put aside his career to provide for his family as a crane operator. Jackson father pushed them to succeed, but he also abused his children. Jackson was especially close to his sister close to Janet. The Jackson family lived in a small house in Gary, Indiana. Even though they moved, people still think of the house as theirs. [read more...]
Muhammed Ali was one of the most famous and recognizable boxers in history. He was famous for saying that he could “float like a butterfly, and sting like a bee”. He was born in Louisville, Kentucky on Jan. 17, 1942. When he was 12 years old his bike was stolen. In frustration, he told police officer Joe Martin that he wanted to beat up the thief. Martin who trained young boxers, told him that he needed to learn how to fight first and that’s how it all began. [read more...]
All around the world people tattoo their skin for many different reasons. People permanently mark their skin with names, messages, and even symbols that represent religious beliefs. [read more...]
Qin Shihuangdi started building the Great Wall between 220 – 210 BC. Its primary purpose was to protect the country by keeping the northern Mongolian horsemen away, using a structure of bricks and stones. The wall also served as a way to send information. Messages were sent from the watchtowers using smoke signals during the day and bonfires at night. According to an official measurement, the wall is 3,946 miles long. But in 1990, a Chinese walker measured 4,163 miles on his pedometer when he walked along the wall. [read more...]
Frida Kahlo was a Mexican artist whose art was influenced by her depression and her health issues. [read more...]
I recently read the book Home of The Brave . It is a novel written partially in verse. This book is about a boy named Kek, who lives in Africa. [read more...]
Chris Brown is a Grammy Award-winning R&B singer and dance entertainer known for his smooth, classic R&B voice and dance moves. Brown was born May 5, 1989 in Tappahannock, Virginia.At the age of 15 became an R&B and pop dancer hit. [read more...]
On June 25, 2009, Jackson died from overdosing on a prescription drug that his doctor gave him. His doctor wasn’t licensed to give the drugs to Michael. The police figured out that the chemicals in the drug killed Michael Jackson. As you can see, Michael Jackson deserves the title “The King of Pop.” [read more...]
Hattie McDaniel was an actress and radio performer. She also became the first African American to win an Oscar in 1940. [read more...]
Billie Jean King was one of the first and one of the best female tennis players. This is how she became such an amazing tennis player. [read more...]
Rosa Louise Parks was a woman who helped change the world. She was born on February 4, 1913. Rosa grew up in Tuskegee, Alabama and her family was quite poor. [read more...]
When one thinks of a magician, one might imagine card tricks or a guy pulling a rabbit out of a hat. The famous Harry Houdini did more than that, however: he was an escape artist. [read more...]
Whitney Houston was a very successful actress and singer. Between 1985 and 1992, she released four albums that together sold more 86 million copies. [read more...]
The Ringling Brothers Circus was one of the best circuses ever, and it all began right in Baraboo, Wisconsin! [read more...]
Harriet Tubman was born a slave in Maryland. She was born in 1820, [read more...]
Birds alive today share many characteristics of early dinosaurs. This fascinating discovery came to light in the late 1800’s when Thomas Henry Huxley, a biologist, noticed some similarities. Interested in comparing the body structures of different animals, Huxley became the first person to notice that dinosaurs and birds appeared related. [read more...]
Amelia Earhart was an aviator who accomplished many things and went against traditional gender stereotypes. Earhart was the first woman to fly across the Atlantic ocean. Before she disappeared, she was best known for her cross-ocean trip. [read more...]
The story of the curse of the Pharaoh began when Lord Carnarvon discovered (for the first time) and opened Tutankamun’s burial chamber. Shortly afterward, he was bitten by a mosquito and the bite caused an infection. A month later, he contracted pneumonia and died. [read more...]
When one thinks about Egypt, gold-hued visions of pyramids, mummies, and ancient structures might come to mind. But what people do these treasures honor and why? [read more...]
Wilma Rudolph was a famous runner. She was the first woman ever to win three gold medals in the same Olympics as a track and field athlete. [read more...]
Roberto Clemente is one of the greatest players in the history of baseball. [read more...]
Gymnastics is a sport that is popular all over the world. Men and women have practiced it for centuries. [read more...]
A design is an object created by a designer who aims to create things that look good and do there job well. Things like the pen you write with, the paper you right on and the machine you copy your work on are all designs along with millions of other things. [read more...]
Jane Goodall did a lot in her life. She was a primatologist, humanitarian, ethologist, anthropologist, animal rights campaigner and did a huge study on chimpanzees in Tanzania. [read more...]
The Aztecs were one of the greatest civilizations in Mexico during the 1400’s. [read more...]
Many kids my age have heard about Mickey Mouse; he is a very famous cartoon character. But, not many people know how Mickey was created. [read more...]
Rock and roll is a type of music that combines blues, country, and gospel music. [read more...]
Aaron Douglas, also known as “the father of black American art,” was an amazing artist who made brightly colored abstract and geometric paintings. His paintings depicted the lives of African Americans and the hardships they faced. He won many awards because of his ability to create such powerful artwork, and he was an important contributor to the Harlem Rennaissance. [read more...]
Have you ever been in a museum surrounded by paintings and other kinds of art? [read more...]
When you get up in the morning what do you want to wear? Would you go back 100,000 years and wear clothes from then? Or wear something that’s hot right now? Or would you mix it up? [read more...]
The Underground Railroad was not really a railroad and it was not underground. The Underground Railroad was a secret path to help slaves get away from their owners. Along the way there were houses that would help protect and hide runaway slaves. [read more...]
“Are you ready for some football?” This was a common slogan heard on commercials before the start of football games. Football has had many great players step on the field, one being the famous, Joe Montana. [read more...]
Pyramids have been around for thousands of years and they still exist today. Their long history is what makes pyramids so cool. [read more...]
Have you ever heard of singing legend Whitney Houston? Even before Whitney was a well-known singer, her life revolved around music. [read more...]
Sally Ride dreamed of becoming an astronaut since she was 12 years old. She studied hard in college to learn more about physics, and after she finished graduate school, she was accepted into NASA’s astronaut training program. In 1983, her dream came true when she took off in the Challenger as the first American female in space. [read more...]
Ernie Davis was an excellent professional football player. He was really athletic when he was little. He played a lot of sports including baseball, football and basketball. He was born on December 14, 1939. Davis’ parents got divorced shortly after he was born. His dad died in an accident so he lived with his grandparents because his mom worked day and night shifts. [read more...]