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Great Women of Our Pasts

Have you ever thought about the women who shaped your life today? The sacrifices they're made, the obstacles they overcame, or the memorable times in history they lived through? Explore the women in your family or community who have made an impact on who you are today! Start exploring »

A Puerto Rican Carnival

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! Read this fun story about Ramón, a boy who wants to join his city’s Carnival celebration. Explore Puerto Rican culture with Lulu Delacre’s Vejigante Masquerader and fun family activities connected to the book and the National Museum of American History’s collection of Carnival masks! Learn more »

An American Story in Dance and Music

Stretch out your body and tune your violin! Learn about how a dancer/choreographer, composer, and sculptor worked together to tell a beautiful story about American history! In 1943, Martha Graham, Aaron Copland, and Isamu Noguchi created Appalachian Spring, a ballet that told the story of an American pioneer community. Read more »

Find Books About Latino History

September 15 to October 15 is Latino heritage month! OurStory’s Find Books tab includes 21 recommended books about Latino children and famous Latino Americans. Whether you’re looking for a book for your kindergartener, middle schooler, or for your own reading, check out the search results for “Latino History.” Explore more »

OurStory is Going Strong!

OurStory and History Explorer are alive and well! The Thinkfinity Community is closing June 30, 2014, but History Explorer and OurStory will continue to offer FREE standards-based K-12 resources right here. Join our new conversation on Edmodo! Join now »

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