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This Week in TFK History: Olympics

February 19, 2021

Time flies! The first issue of TIME for Kids was published in September 1995. That means TFK is turning 25. To honor our 25th anniversary, we’re pulling TFK stories from the archives and highlighting them in this space. Each archival…

Culture

Blast from the Past

February 19, 2021

A conch shell discovered 90 years ago in France is now thought to be the oldest instrument of its kind. Researchers say it's about 18,000 years old. The shell was found in a cave in France's Pyrenees region in 1931.…

Holidays

MLK Day

January 15, 2021

Martin Luther King Jr. Day falls on the third Monday of January each year. It’s a day to remember and honor the great Civil Rights leader. On this day, many Americans volunteer at shelters, schools, hospitals, and other community organizations…

World

Prehistoric Paintings

December 28, 2020

British and Colombian archaeologists have discovered a large display of ancient rock art. It’s on cliff faces in the Colombian Amazon rainforest. The drawings were probably created 12,500 years ago. They provide further proof that the rainforest’s earliest inhabitants lived…

People

This Week in TFK History: Antibullying

December 10, 2020

Time flies! The first issue of TIME for Kids was published in September 1995. That means TFK is turning 25. To honor our 25th anniversary, we’re pulling TFK stories from the archives and highlighting them in this space. Each archival…

People

This Is Michelle: Read the Story of Michelle Obama

August 17, 2020

Michelle Robinson was born in 1964. She grew up on the South Side of Chicago in a tiny apartment. Her family was very close and ate dinner together as often as possible. Michelle and her brother were allowed to watch…

People

This is Stephanie: Read the Story of Stephanie Kwolek

August 17, 2020

Stephanie Louise Kwolek was born in the small town of New Kensington, Pennsylvania, in 1923. Her parents were Polish immigrants. Stephanie’s school was so small that two grades were taught in one classroom. Stephanie was different from her classmates.…

People

This is Rosa: Read the Story of Rosa Parks

August 17, 2020

Rosa McCauley was born in Tuskegee, Alabama, in 1913. When she was 2, her parents separated. Rosa moved with her mother to Pine Level, Alabama, to live with her grandparents. Rosa’s mother taught school in another town. She was able…

People

This is Grace: Read the Story of Grace Hopper

August 17, 2020

Grace Murray was born in New York City in 1906. In an era when girls were expected to play house, Grace loved climbing trees, hiking, sailing, and reading. She also played basketball, hockey, and water polo—none of which was a…

People

This is Amelia: Read the Story of Amelia Earhart

August 17, 2020

Amelia Earhart, known as Meelie when she was a child, loved to be swept away on adventures. Her father was a lawyer who worked for the Rock Island Railroad in Kansas City, Missouri. As the daughter of a railroad employee,…