Free Printable History Worksheets

Activities Spanning From Medieval Times to World War II

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Many different teaching approaches can bring history alive for your students. Add these printable history worksheets to your studies to reinforce your lessons and allow students to hone their knowledge of important historical events and people.

President Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln Printables
Use word searches, vocabulary quizzes, crossword puzzles, and coloring pages to help students learn about Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States. Activities also teach about the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial and the first lady from 1861 to 1865, Mary Todd Lincoln.

Black History Month: Famous Firsts

Black History Month Printables
At this link, teachers can find important background information about Black History Month in addition to worksheets and other activities focused on famous firsts among black Americans. The Famous Firsts Challenge, for example, has students match up a famous first for black Americans, such as the first African-American to go into space, with the correct name from a list of choices.

China's Long and Ancient History

Chinese History Printables
With a history spanning thousands of years, China is for many people the subject of a lifetime of study. While your students probably won't embark on such an endeavor, this link offers handouts to introduce your students to concepts related to Chinese culture and government. One handout also presents a number matching activity for students to learn how to count to 10 in Chinese.

The American Civil War

U.S. Civil War Printables
America's Civil War might be the most studied and debated subject in U.S. history. Using the printables at this link, students can become more familiar with the names, places, and events that defined this crucial era for the American republic.

Lewis and Clark and the American Frontier

Lewis and Clark Printables
Exploration and expansion of the American frontier are essential elements to understanding the United States as a nation and a people. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark were hired to explore the Louisiana Territory that President Thomas Jefferson bought from the French. With the activities and worksheets at this link, students learn more about issues related to Lewis and Clark and their travels.

Medieval Times

Medieval Era Printables
The medieval era is a fascinating time for many students, with tales of knights and jousting as well as political and religious intrigue. Among the activities at this link is a detailed coloring sheet for learning all about a suit of armor. Also included is Medieval Times Theme Paper on which students can write a story, poem or essay about the period.

New Seven Wonders of the World

New 7 Wonders of the World Printables
With an announcement in July 2007, the world was introduced to the "New Seven Wonders of the World." The Pyramids of Giza, the oldest and only Ancient Wonder still standing, is included as an honorary candidate. The printables here teach students about the Pyramids and the others: the Great Wall of China, the Taj Mahal, Machu Picchu, Chichen Itza, Christ the Redeemer, the Colosseum, and Petra.

American Revolutionary War

Revolutionary War Printables
By learning about the Revolutionary War students discover the actions and principles of the nation's founders. With the activities at this link, students gain a good overview of vocabulary and names related to the Revolution, as well as particular events, such as the Surrender of Cornwallis and Paul Revere's Ride.

Women's History Month (March)

Women's History Month Printables
March in the United States is National Women's History Month, which recognizes and celebrates women's contributions to America's history, society, and culture. The printables at this link introduce many important women with significant historical legacies whose names students might not immediately know. These worksheets and activities will heighten students' appreciation for the role of women in U.S. history.

World War II Historical Timeline

WWII History Printables
Students will use and expand their knowledge of World War II to complete the activities at this link, which include a crossword puzzle; spelling, alphabetizing and vocabulary sheets; and coloring pages.