The History Cat

A  New Way to Learn History

The mission of the History Cat is simple: change the way students learn about history. We've set out to answer the age-old question that every teacher asks: "How can I motivate teens to read a textbook?" Now, we're not talking about skim reading or zombie reading, but actual reading. Like eyes following words, minds creating images, reading.  After all, if history doesn't tell a good story, what's the point?

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Lesson Plans

Lesson Plans

World History

World History

US History

US History

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Weird History

Weird History

Weird History

The Mongol armies killed an estimated 40 million people during their conquests. So many, in fact, that with the absence of people, forests regrew which caused the earth's climate to cool. 

Believing that cats were agents of the devil , Pope Gregory IX had them exterminated in droves. With so few cats left, the rat population exploded, which helped spread  the Bubonic Plague that killed tens of millions during the 1300s.

In 1913, thousands of suffragettes staged an elaborate parade in Washington D.C. complete with golden chariots and marchers dressed up as Greek goddesses.

To make himself look even more fierce, the pirate Blackbeard would tie burning fuses to his beard

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