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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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Ceiling painting in the Salon de Carlos III, Madrid

Spain pursuing its own goals against Great Britain. [...] »

 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, [...] »

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Hispano Music & Culture of the Northern Rio Grande

Explore the music of Spanish-speaking residents of rural Northern New Mexico [...] »

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

Cigarette card, Chinese opera faces (masks), New York Public Library Digital Gal

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

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

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