Spirit of '76

The Story Behind The Song

Yankee Doodle

“Yankee Doodle” may be a popular kids’ tune today, but it got its start as a song of war.

Fort McHenry, Baltimore

The Story Behind The Song

The Star-Spangled Banner

In this story, find out how a captured poet penned the song that became the country’s national anthem

The Story Behind The Picture

White Angel Breadline

Dorothea Lange captured the hopelessness of the Great Depression in her first documentary photograph

Dust Bowl

The Story Behind The Song

This Land is Your Land

Folk singer Woody Guthrie celebrates America’s bounty and protests that not all Americans were getting their fair share

Loie Fuller


The Rebellious Streak: Dancing to Different Rules

Early modern dancers were rebels who weren't afraid to redefine dance

Hip-Hop artists


Hip-Hop: A Culture of Vision and Voice

Hip-hop is global, lapping on every shore and landing at every airport. But what does Hip-Hop mean?

Everyday Arts Challenge

Noodle Stroll:

Pretend you’re walking on spaghetti with bare feet. Is it easy or hard to get around? How many noodles get stuck between your toes?

Everyday Arts Challenge

Student Poll

Blue Fireworks
Can you guess what substance produces blue light in fireworks?

Poll Archives

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