FIFTY: The Stars, the States, and the Stories

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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.

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