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Pueblo Pots

The Pueblo Indians of New Mexico have been living in the upper region of the Rio Grande River for more than 600 years. During that time, their way of life has been challenged many times, but they have managed to maintain their most basic beliefs and traditions. Learn more »

Life in a Japanese American Internment Camp

During World War II, the United States was at war with Japan. By an executive order of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, all Americans of Japanese descent living in “military exclusion zones” on the West Coast were forced to leave their homes and move to internment camps. Discover 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. Read more »

Find Books About American Indian History

November is American Indian heritage month! OurStory’s Find Books tab includes 21 recommended books about famous American Indians and American Indian folktales. Whether you’re looking for a book for your kindergartener or middle schooler, check out the search results for “Native American History.” Start reading»

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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