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Coming to America

Whether you think America is more of a melting pot or a salad bowl, immigration has had a huge impact on American history. Explore the experiences of immigrants who came to America and the ways that immigration has changed life in America. Read more»

Exploring the Sky

The sky’s the limit! Maria Mitchell was the first American woman to become a professional astronomer, back in the mid-1800s. Find out more about her story, the sky today, and the ways we explore the sky above us. Look Up »

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Nonviolence

Dr. King said, “Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.” How have you made the world better? In the 1950s and 1960s, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. made big changes in America and around the world by showing people how to confront inequality and injustice without using physical force. His ideas can help you make your own changes in the world today. Start Thinking »

First Lady for the Environment

Summer is here! Think warm thoughts with the story of Lady Bird Johnson, wife of former president, Lyndon B. Johnson. As first lady, Lady Bird Johnson encouraged Americans to protect the environment and beautify their communities. Read Lady Bird’s story, then explore ways you can continue her legacy! Learn more»

Making the Star-Spangled Banner

Have you ever heard the song “The Star-Spangled Banner?” Read a book about Caroline Pickersgill, the girl who helped make the flag that inspired the national anthem, then design your own family flag, take a trip to a nearby fort, or write a mini-newspaper. Meet Caroline »

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