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HISTORY > notable historians | social studies posters

Herodotus Greek Historian
Herodotus, Greek Historian

The term ‘history’ comes from the Greek historia, “an account of one's inquiries,” and shares that etymology with the English word ‘story’. History is often used as a generic term for information about the past, when used as a field of study, history refers to the recorded past of human societies. The events that occurred prior to human records are known as prehistory.

The terms ‘eon’, ‘era’, ‘period’, ‘epoch’ and ‘age’ refer to chronological measurements by earth scientists like geologists and paleontologist to describe very long stretches of time and relations between events. Historians also use these terms to identify human scaled cultural movements, such as the Age of Enlightenment and La Belle Époque.

• “History is a relay of revolutions.” ~ Saul Alinsky
• “In short, myths reveal that the World, man, and life have a supernatural origin and history, and that this history is significant, precious, and exemplary.” ~ Mircea Eliade
• “History is not a science, it is an art, and a man succeeds in it only by imagination.” ~ Anatole France
• “In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas. The source of better ideas is wisdom.” ~ Alfred Whitney Griswold
• “The history of astronomy is a history of receding horizons.” ~
• “History, is a conscious, self-meditating process — Spirit emptied out into Time.” ~ G. W. F. Hegel
• “What experience and history teach is this — that nations and governments have never learned anything from history, or acted upon any lessons they might have drawn from it.” ~ G. W. F. Hegel
• “Mark this well, you proud men of action! you are, after all, nothing but unconscious instruments of the men of thought.” ~ G. W. F. Hegel
• “Nuclear energy, too, this final aberration in the
history of mankind, was only possible because the focus is only on the seemingly rational. Moral-aesthetic values are missing, and the link between man and creation, which is represented by art. Without art, without the creative, there is nothing.” ~ Friedensreich Hundertwasser
• “The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that, from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything is completely different.” ~ Aldous Huxley
• “Providence conceals itself in the details of human affairs, but becomes unveiled in the generalities of history.” ~ Alphonse de Lamartine
• “If you want to study the social and political history of modern nations, study hell.” ~ Thomas Merton
• “Education forms the common mind. Just as the twig is bent, the tree's inclined.” ~ Alexander Pope
• “History is Philosophy teaching by examples.” ~ Thucydides
• “The only new thing in the world is the history you don't know.” ~ Harry S Truman
• “Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” ~ George Santayana
• “History is merely a list of surprises. It can only prepare us to be surprised yet again.” ~ Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
• “Judging from the main portions of the history of the world, so far, justice is always in jeopardy.” ~ Walt Whitman
• “For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.” ~ Virginia Woolf

Ancient Civilizations - Ancient China Wall Poster

Ancient Civilizations Educational History Poster Series- Discover nine Ancient Civilizations with this set of posters: China, Egyptians, Greeks, Incas, India, Jews, Mayan, Persians and Sumerians; also Ancient Greece and Rome posters from the British Museum.

Inventions that Changed the World - Plough Wall Poster

Inventions That Changed the World Posters Educational History Poster Series- Hand Tools, Plough, Telescope, Microscope, Steam Engine, Electric Light, Automobile, Liquid-Fuel Rocket, Television, Atomic Bomb, Computer.

Middle Ages Black Death poster

The Middle Ages Educational Poster Series- posters about the Black Death, the Church, Crafts and Guilds, the Crusades, Feudalism, Knights, and Literature, Arts and Architecture.

Black History Posters

Black History Educational Posters- Selection of posters celebrating civil rights, athletes, the Harlem Renaissance, innovators and inventors, military, musicians and entertainers, and quotations.

Civil War Educational History Posters- A selection of posters depicting the Civil War including Generals- North and South, Union and Confederate, Battle of Gettysburg and Weapons of the Civil War.

Colonial America New England Poster

Colonial America Educational History Posters- New England, Middle, and Southern Colonies series.

Lewis and Clark Map

Explorers Educational History Posters- Columbus, Magellan, Cartier, Cortez, de Gama, de Leon, Hudson, Pizarro; Lewis & Clarke.

Declaration of Independence (Document) Poster

Historic Documents Posters- Declaration of Independence, Constitution, Bill of Rights, Gettysburg Address...

Yankee Ingenuities - American Immigrants posters

America: A Nation of Immigrants Educational Poster Series- The Caribbean Islands, East Asia, Eastern Europe, Mexico and Central America, Southeast Asia, South Asia and Middle East, West Africa (slavery), Western Europe; American Immigrants.

Historic Headlines Posters

Historic Headlines Educational Poster Series- Flying Machine Takes to the Air, Titanic Sinks, Edward VIII Abdicates, Wall Street Crash, Everest Conquered, Kennedy Assassinated, First Man on the Moon, Nixon Quits, Berlin Wall Tumbles, Nelson Mandela Freed.

America in the 20th Century - The Twenties Wall Poster

Historic 20th Century Educational Poster Series- Eight posters on 20th Century- the Progressive Era, World War I, America in the 20s, the Great Depression, World War II, the Postwar Era, the Troubled Decade, and America in a Changing World.

History Through a Lens - The Railroad: East and West Wall Poster

History Through the Lens Educational Poster Series- Historical photographs: First Flight, Spindle Boys, Migrant Mother, Iwo Jima, Survivors at Ebensee, Integration at Central High, Lee Harvey Oswald, Railroad: East and West, Escape from Vietnam.

All Quiet On the Western Front Wall Poster

History Through Literature Educational Poster Series- My Antonia (Cather), The Red Badge of Courage (Crane), The Invisible Man (Ellison), The Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald), Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (Jacobs), The Call of the Wild (London), All Quiet on the Eastern Front (Remarque), The Grapes of Wrath (Steinbeck).

Ten Days that Shook the Nation - JFK Assassination Wall Poster

Ten Days That Shook the Nation Educational History Posters - First Flight of the Wright Brothers, World War I, 1929 Stock Market Crash, World War II, Brown v Board of Education, Sputnik, JFK Assassination, 1969 Moon Landing, Vietnam War, Nixon’s Resignation.

Heroes of the 20th Century - Jonas Salk Wall Poster

Heroes of the 20th Century Educational History Posters- Winston Churchill, Marie Curie, Albert Einstein, Anne Frank, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., Golda Meir, Jackie Robinson, Jonas Salk, Lech Walesa.

Galileo poster

Heroes of Science & Technology- Famous scientists - Archimedes, Marie Curie, Albert Einstein, Charles Darwin, Gertrude Elion, Michael Faraday, Benjamin Franklin, Galileo, Lillian Gilbreth, Grace Hopper, Maria Mitchell, Issac Newton, Louis Pasteur, Ellen Richards.

Thomas Edison poster

Technology’s Past Educational History Posters- Alexander Graham Bell, George Washington Carver, George Eastman, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Charles Goodyear, Garrett Morgan, Nikola Tesla, George Westinghouse, Eli Whitney, Orville and Wilber Wright.

Uncle Sam- I Want You for the U.S. Army! poster

History of World War I Posters
Famous people, images.

History of World War 2 poster

History of World War II Posters-
Pearl Harbor to Nagasaki, famous people, images.

Billy Mills “ Every passion has its destiny.” - Fine Art Print

Olympics Posters- Muhammad Ali, Tommie Smith and Carlos Williams, Billy Mills, Jesse Owens, Wilma Rudolph, Kristi Yamaguchi; official poster images.


Stonehenge Posters- selection of posters of one of the most important and visited prehistoric monuments.

American Presidents

President Posters- Selection of Presidential images in posters, prints and photographs.

Books, Tuchman
Books Motivational Poster

“Books are the carriers
of civilization.”
Barbara Tuchman
b. 1-30-1912
d. 2-6-1989

motivational posters
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