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Visualize Geography Over Time

Reading Maps, a free interactive from PBS Learning Media, helps students at grades 6–12 learn thevisual language of maps (perspective, symbols and data) and see how mapping techniques have changed over time. The interactive gives them practice at looking at maps as historical artifacts.

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Plus: In this video from Penn State Public Broadcasting’s Geospatial Revolution project, experts trace the history of geography, from clay tablets during Babylonian times, to mapmaking from horseback in the 1800s, to digital maps produced by computers in the 1960s.

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Social Studies Teachers

History Alive! Textbooks

Units of Study

6th Grade - Ancient World History

  • Early Man
  • Paleolithic / Neolithic
  • Mesopotamia
  • Egypt
  • Judaism
  • India
  • China
  • Greece
  • Mesoamerica

7th Grade - Medieval World

  • Rome and Christianity
  • China
  • Japan
  • Europe
  • Byzantine Empire
  • Islam
  • West Africa
  • Renaissance and Protestant Reformation
  • Age of Discovery and Scientific Revolution

8th Grade: U.S. History

  • Indigenous Peoples and European Exploration
  • Prelude to Revolution And Revolutionary War
  • Forming a New Nation
  • Key Players in the New Nation
  • Manifest Destiny
  • Pre/ Post Civil War
  • Reconstruction
  • Industrialization /Urbanization

Children & Youth in History

Children & Youth in History is a world history resource that provides teachers and students with access to sources about young people from the past to the present.


Explore the Guide to Reading Primary Sources on the History of Children & Youth to get started.