Social Studies

General History
Here you will find basic historical knowledge, which doesn’t really fit into any specific category or era of history.
How Money Began: From Bartering to Paper Money
You’ve probably never thought very much about money. It is just there. When you want or need something, you simply take some money and pay for it. That wasn’t always the way things were done, before money was invented people used to swap things. This was called bartering.
From Hieroglyphics to the Internet: How Writing Began
Each time you use the Internet, you need to read and write. Have you ever thought about who invented writing, and what the first kind of writing looked like? You might be very surprised to know that when writing was first invented, people didn’t use letters like our modern alphabet at all. They used pictures to show what they meant.