FIFTY: The Stars, the States, and the Stories
The United States of America is a magnificent experiment. It is a nation built on a dream of a better future, on equality, and on true freedom. But what does that really look like?
In this collection of stories, we learn about the American Experiment through the experience of “regular folk” – one from each state, plus every district and territory. Rebels, Industrialists, Foresters, Farmers, Immigrants from every corner of the planet and Native Folk who have been here for a very long time – we will meet them all in a moment of true citizenship: when they make the American Experiment their own.
This series will post a new story every other week starting January 20th, accompanied by a Sparkle Schoolhouse tutorial that will frame how the story can inspire further lessons in American history, geography, and civics.
These stories are all historical fiction – pulling from real historical and biographical facts – but “sparkled” into a narrative that engages and inspires.
This series is being reviewed for historical accuracy and conscious language. We are choosing to keep some stories available to you while we review and assess any changes that need to be made. We welcome your feedback! The following stories have been pulled back into our story workshop because we decided they could be better. We’re taking the time to review and rewrite. We hope to have it back up soon. - South Carolina - Louisiana - Alabama - Florida - Texas - American Samoa