History Brought to Life

37,000 third-graders learn about local Orange County history every year.  We make that history come alive.

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Our program tells the unique story of Orange County to third-grade students using three compelling methods.

"Nothing Rhymes with Orange"

Written by Orange County historian, Stan Oftelie, this fun and engaging chapter book was designed specifically for third-graders and the OCDE social studies curriculum.  

With the help of our generous sponsors, we make this book available for free to every third-grader in Orange County.

In-Class Lesson Plans

Developed by curriculum experts from Orange County's Department of Education (OCDE), we provide free lesson plans to teachers to help teach Orange County history in the classroom.

Each lesson is written to be taught in cooperation with the book, "Nothing Rhymes with Orange" and the video lessons.

Online Video Shorts

Designed to take third-graders on a rich adventure through history, these 10 short episodes will align with the in-class lesson plans and specific chapters in the book.

Each short episode will be less than 10 minutes long and will feature a unique character from Orange County's history.

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