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Hispanic American Heritage Month

How did Spanish-speaking explorers and colonists first relate to North America? Maps from the 15th through 17th centuries record what cartographers thought were the continent's most important features. FIND OUT MORE »

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 Photo, Casa Juan de Anza, July 1, 2007, ashi, Flickr

Check out this site to see "how the West was won." [...] »

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Explore the stories of California's diverse immigrant groups through essays, [...] »

Illustration, Promontory..., 1564, Theodor de Bry & Charles de la Ronciere, LoC.

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Photography, Short-Handled Hoe at Work, 1956, Leonard Nadel, Object of History W

History is imbedded in the smallest objects. In this lesson, students examine [...] »

photographic print, Young Polish berry picker, July 1909, Lewis Wickes Hine, LOC

Discover resources that will enable you to examine this unique area of American [...] »

Print, A Chinese Family, Detroit Photographic Co., 1898-1905, LoC

Very few of us have ancestors who were not immigrants. Bring the topic of [...] »

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Through performing art, U.S. minorities assert their identities. Answer these [...] »

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Photo, Proclamation Ceremony, Oct. 3, 2010, cliff1066™, Flickr

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