You may have heard the phrase “representation matters.” So why is it important to include culturally diverse perspectives when studying history? This article addresses that question and suggests ways to make history curriculum more inclusive.
Follow the route the Freedom Riders took in this interactive map.
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Read about the life and accomplishments of John Jay, one of America’s most influential Founders.
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Like many Germans, the young Scholl siblings opposed the Nazi government; unlike many, they put their lives on the line to fight back.
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As if her work leading people out of slavery through the Underground Railroad weren’t amazing enough, Harriet Tubman also served a crucial military role during the Civil War.
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Ah Bing is responsible for cultivating America’s most produced variety of cherry, but racism and the Chinese Exclusionary Act prevented him from reaping the benefits of his creation.
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Nellie Bly risked injury and insanity to report on the horrible conditions of mental institutions in the late 1880s. Her undercover investigation led to public awareness and reform
Learn about the life of Thomas Paine, whose writing in the 1770s argued for independence from Britain.
Emily Dickinson is as much myth as she is person. Watch the trailer for a movie that shows her to be a spirited rebel instead of a shy recluse. However, the truth of her character may be found somewhere in the middle.
Harriet Tubman was an escaped slave, a successful conductor in the Underground Railroad, a spy, and much more. Watch the video to learn more about the incredible life of an inspiration.