Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy — And How You Can Uphold His Dream

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy is wide and well-known, and usually, the observance day (January 17) is reserved for community events of remembrance. But this year, loved ones of the slain civil rights leader are asking for no celebrations without the passage of voting rights legislation. Which means they are requesting service in action.  […]

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Our Favorite History Podcasts (And How To Listen With Your Kids)

Here’s what we think: the more history you know, the better. Listening to stories from long ago gives context to where we are today, which is why, in part, we are so dedicated to creating our own podcast, Anytime Now, about history for kids of all ages (adults included!). And when we acknowledge the complex […]

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Shop Small: Holiday Gift Guide 2021

‘Tis the season for giving! As a small business ourselves, we wanted to support fellow creative shops by highlighting a few we love. We encourage you to explore all the goods they have to offer and shop small this holiday season!  In KidZ — culture boxes to develop tomorrow’s global ambassadors  Sunnie Press — a map […]

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History You Should Probably Know: Why We Celebrate Halloween

Halloween is right around the trick-or-treat corner! And in true Honest History fashion, we’re here to give you a bit of backstory on the holiday. So while you’re carving pumpkins, perhaps share with your children the “tall tale” of All Hallows Eve… Let’s start at the beginning: Halloween’s origins date back to the ancient Celtic […]

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We Launched A Podcast! Introducing “Anytime Now”

We’re so excited to share our latest and greatest: Anytime Now, a podcast by Honest History! Created for our young historians, we’ll be delivering biweekly episodes that transport you to the past through engaging sounds and stories about some of history’s most fascinating people. We want to help you explore the tales you may not […]

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It’s Time To Feel The Olympic Spirit! Here’s How To Cheer On U-S-A

After a year-long postponement, the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games are finally here! Though it may feel quite different than Games past (overseas spectators were banned among pandemic concerns and just recently the Japanese Olympic Committee made the difficult decision to ban all live spectators, saying organizers have “no choice but to hold the Games in […]

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Special Delivery: Pen Pals! (And A Sneak Peek Of Issue Twelve)

Summer is here! And with it stretches long, lazy days. So, here’s a thought: pen pals (yes, the old-fashioned kind). Because letter-writing really is an easy way to fill an hour or so, and to work hard on that penmanship, word structure, and thought construction. It’s communicating in what sometimes feels like a long-lost art […]

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History You Should Probably Know: Why We Celebrate Juneteenth

“Throughout history, Juneteenth has been known by many names: Jubilee Day. Freedom Day. Liberation Day. Emancipation Day. And today, a national holiday.”— Vice President Kamala Harris, June 17, 2021 What: Juneteenth, a federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States When: June 19 Why: Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the […]

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Celebrate Father’s Day With These Crafts + Ways To Say “I Love You”

Father’s Day is this Sunday (June 20th)! And it’s the perfect time to show off your kid’s crafty and creative side all while saying, “Thanks for being you!” And in turn, you’re giving dads the gift of time and a meaningful experience together (also, handmade treasures are one-of-a-kind, just like dads). So, here are a […]

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It’s World Ocean Day! Here’s What You Can Do

“The greatest threat to our planet is the belief someone else will save it.” — Robert Swan  Did you know June 8th is World Ocean Day? It’s a day to consider and acknowledge the delicate balance between us and our planet—a planet that is composed almost entirely of oceans. And our connection to the big, […]

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Making Memories on Mother’s Day

This Sunday we celebrate and love the moms in our lives for Mother’s Day. Taking place the second Sunday of May every year, Mother’s Day became an official holiday in the US in 1914. The day is traditionally celebrated with flowers, cards and spending time with the matriarch in your lives. One of the best […]

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