Who we are
Kidipede - History for Kids began in 1995 as a community service learning project
for sophomores at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon. Since
2000, however, it has been entirely privately owned, organized and run by Karen Carr.
Dr. Carr holds a PhD in Classical Art and Archaeology from the University
of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and is an associate professor of History
at Portland State University.
Her interests lie especially in the Greek and Roman worlds, which is
where this site began; we have been gradually expanding into other periods
in response to audience demand. If you would like to help with this
expansion by writing a page, or a whole section, send us a sample page and we'll be happy to discuss it with you. We'd even pay you if we used your page. We'd also
be willing to pay for peer review. If you've got a PhD in a relevant
area, or similar experience (ABD is fine), and would be willing to do
peer review, let us know.
Kidipede averages about 33,000 unique visitors/day, and we serve about 150,000 pages a day, or four and a half million page views every month. Most of our visitors are children and teenagers, but we also see college students, parents, and teachers. Although most of our traffic comes from the United States, we also see visitors from English-speaking countries like Canada, Australia, England, Singapore, India, the Scandinavian countries, and the United Arab Emirates.