IXL Social Studies Has New World History Skills!

Learn about the Age of Exploration, the Renaissance, ancient Greece, and more.

October 9, 2017


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We’ve just expanded our middle school social studies content to include new skills on world history! This release adds to our existing content on early China and European exploration and colonization, and we’re introducing our first skills in two important subject areas: the Renaissance and ancient Greece. Read on to preview the new skills, then head to IXL to try them out!






Classical Athens: geography and society (grades 6 and 7)

This skill is the first in a series of skills on ancient Greece. Students will learn about the geography and key physical features of Athens, as well as the religion and social structure of the Athenian people.

Renaissance origins (grades 6–8)

In this skill, which is the start of a series on the Renaissance, students will learn about the origins of the Renaissance and the changes in art, education, and social structure that began in Italy and spread across Europe.

Portuguese and Spanish expeditions: part II (grades 6–8)

A new addition to our Age of Exploration series, this skill shows students the geographic and political circumstances that pushed Spain and Portugal to take the lead in overseas exploration. Students will discover how the Columbian Exchange changed the world and will also consider the effects that European expeditions had on people in the Americas, Africa, and Asia.

Have you tried the new skills? Let us know what you think!

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All Comments (6)

sally October 10, 2017 at 3:21 am

When will we be able to access this resource in the UK?


The IXL Team October 10, 2017 at 10:18 am

Hi Sally,
Our social studies content is currently only available for our U.S. edition. If you have any questions about our international content, we’d be happy to help–just contact us at support@ixl.com.


Venkata October 25, 2017 at 2:39 pm

Are there any skills for students to work on cognitive/reasoning skills? I think these skills would help them to think thoroughly and do well in state assessments and competitions.


The IXL Team October 26, 2017 at 11:03 am

Hi Venkata–We do design our skills to build students’ reasoning skills across all subjects! If you have any specific questions about available skills or IXL, we’d be happy to help–just contact support@ixl.com.


raine November 26, 2017 at 9:16 am

how do i get free ixl?


The IXL Team November 27, 2017 at 10:34 am

Hi Raine–You can practice 10 free questions in each subject per day! After that, you’ll need a membership. If you have any questions about memberships, feel free to contact us at support@ixl.com.


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