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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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Viva La Raza painted by UW students

Washington State educators, bring diversity and reform activism into your [...] »

Photo, Octavia Estelle Butler, October 28, 2005, NikolasCo, Flickr

Learn about all of America's most famous female writers of color with this [...] »

Photograph, Juan B. Rael interviewing Manuela Martinez, Taos, NM, ca. 1930, LoC.

Learn about Hispanic culture with the Juan B. Rael collection of upper Rio [...] »

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Bracero History Archive

Explore resources on the Bracero guest worker program from the mid-20th century. [...] »

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 [...] »

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 [...] »

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

Take a look at these fragments from U.S. history. What are they? Where do they [...] »

Can you answer these questions about the "exploration race" that brought [...] »

Christopher Columbus—a legend without a face? Answer these questions [...] »

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