Category: Social Studies

The History Of The Ukraine-Russia Crisis Explained
Social Studies

The History Of The Ukraine-Russia Crisis Explained

The story of the Ukraine-Russia crisis does not begin in 2022 or 2014— it begins in the 9th century. There was a time when the two countries were one. Explore a brief history of Russian control and the ongoing fight for Ukrainian independence.

How Thor Got His Hammer
Social Studies

How Thor Got His Hammer

Loki the mischief-maker, writhes in Thor’s iron grip. The previous night, he’d snuck up on Thor’s wife and shorn off her beautiful hair. To fix what he’d done, Loki rushes to the dwarves and tricks them into making gifts for the gods. Wanting to best their smith rivals, the dwarves make a set of golden treasures, including a hammer called Mjolnir.

Why Does February Only Have 28 Days?
Social Studies

Why Does February Only Have 28 Days?

Why does February have 28 days when all the other months get 30 or 31? The answer is part superstition, part politics, and part astronomy. It’s Okay To Be Smart dives into why February is the runt of the monthly litter.