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This resource describes the history and significance of ancient civilizations such as Mesopotamia and Egypt.

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This resource describes the state of medicine during the American Civil War. Activities follow the reading.

This reading describes how Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin and what applications it has today.

This reading describes the Eiffel Tower: why it was built, its construction and its significance. Questions and answers follow the reading.

This reading describes how the scientific method was developed through history.

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This resource introduces Apartheid and the role of Nelson Mandela in ending it.

This resource provides a timeline of the history of electricity. 

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This lesson introduces students to the early history of airplane flight.

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This lesson describes the time period in European history called the Renaissance. It explains why this era is called the Renaissance and the key concepts associated with it. It also describes famous people important to the Ressaissance.

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This lesson explores the history of human flight, from the Wright brothers through the space age.


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"Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel." ~ Socrates
"If your tree brings the fruit of knowledge / it shall bring the sky down to the earth” - Nasir Khusraw (1004 – 1088 AD)
The great aim of education is not knowledge but action. -- Herbert Spencer
Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave. -- Hadith
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. ― William Arthur Ward
Asking good questions is half of learning. -- Sufi saying
Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well. ― Aristotle
Enlightenment must come little by little-otherwise it would overwhelm. -- Idries Shah
We were scared. But school was where we wanted to be. -- Shabana Basij-Rasikh, Afghan education activist
Seeking knowledge is obligatory upon every Muslim, male and female. -- Hadith
Education is a living treasure for all humankind. ~ Ehsan Ullah, Founder, Kandahar Institute of Modern Studies
I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
A teacher is a candle that burns to enlighten others. ~ Afghan proverb
There is a path to the top of the highest mountain. ~ Afghan proverb
Drop by drop a river is made. ~ Afghan proverb
We should all attempt to acquire as much knowledge as possible in order that we may render our services to society in the manner of the women of early Islam. -- Queen Soraya of Afghanistan, 1926
If you learn even one word more than yesterday, you will be totally a different person.