History Stories
CATEGORY: Children
Skeletons of 140 Children Discovered at Archaeological Dig
April 30, 2018

Did the Chimú people of Peru sacrifice their children because of bad weather? Read More

These Appalling Images Exposed Child Labor in America
April 26, 2018

In 1900, 18 percent of all American workers were under the age of 16. Read More

History’s Biggest Common Sense Moments
November 3, 2017

Experts discuss 11 times history could have gone off the rails...but didn't. Read More

The Disastrous Time Tens of Thousands of Children Tried to Start a Crusade
October 18, 2017

Kings and popes told them to go home—but they persisted. Read More

The Historic Rivalry Between Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts
October 11, 2017

The Girl Scouts have accused Boy Scouts of trying to steal their membership, as the boys organization begins to admit girls. Read More

Nine of the Most Collectible School Lunch Boxes, 1935 to Now
September 7, 2017

Iconic school lunchboxes through the ages. Read More

Why Fear of Big Cities Led to the Creation of Summer Camps
August 7, 2017

Millions of children pack their bags each year and head to camps ranging from the rustic to the super-luxurious. But it was not always so. Read More

Babysitters Accused of Satanic Crimes Exonerated After 25 Years
June 21, 2017

Fran and Dan Keller were convicted in 1992, during a mass hysteria over the alleged Satanic ritual abuse of children that swept the nation beginning in the 1980s. Read More

History for Kids: Our Favorite Children’s Books
March 2, 2017

HISTORY staffers recommend some recently-published books that provide valuable life-lessons through the lens of ground-breaking historical figures. Read More

Little Libertarians on the Prairie: The Hidden Politics Behind a Children’s Classic
February 7, 2017

On the 150th anniversary of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s birth, learn about her secret collaborator on the popular “Little House on the Prairie” books and her Libertarian Party connections. Read More