If You Don’t Know Your History, You Don’t Know What You’re Talking About

Author, educator, and parent, Barbara Ann Mojica provides tools to inspire, entertain and educate youth.  History is the key to solving today’s problems.  Tired of being bombarded by social media noise? Accept the challenge. Be a truth-teller. 

Barbara Ann Mojica, M.A. S.A.S., S.D.A is a historian and retired educator. Her education career spans more than forty years serving as a teacher, special educator, principal, and school district administrator.

Using the whimsical Little Miss History character to narrate her book series, she makes learning history a fun-filled adventure. Barbara firmly believes, “If you don’t know your history, you don’t know what you’re talking about.”

Barbara’s Website, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest

Hudson Valley Tourism

Carole P. Roman, award winning author of over fifty children’s books 

James Patterson, Author and mentor

Clive Cussler, Author of his most continuous series about Dirk Pitt. He is also the founder of NUMA, a non-profit organization that dedicates itself to preserving maritime and navel history.

Jean M. Auel, Author of the Earth’s Children series, including The Clan of the Cave Bear.

The Pulitzer Prize, was founded in 1917 and covers fiction, music, photography, general non-fiction, poetry, drama, journalism and more. Those mentioned: The Good Earth, Pearl S. Buck, Arrowsmith, Sinclair Lewis, The Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway

Places Barbara has visited:

  The Soviet Union, (now Russia)




  The Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy


Other tourist locations mentioned:

  Scheveningen, Netherlands

  The Grand Canyon

  Niagara Falls

  The Taj Mahal

  The Louvre

  Museum of the American Revolution

“Humans are not ideally set up to understand logic, they are ideally set up to understand stories.” ~ Roger C. Schank, Cognitive Scientist


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I’m so passionate about stories that I created the Story-Power podcast and Patreon communities so I’d have an excuse to talk story with other story lovers. If you’re passionate about stories too, and want to talk about what you’ve learned from your favorites, come join me at patreon.com/StoryPower.

Published by lucindasagemidgorden

I grew up in the West, the descendant of people traveling by wagon train to a new life. Some of their determination and wanderlust became a part of me. I imagine them sitting around the campfire telling stories, which is why I became first a theatre artist, then a teacher and now a writer. They are all ways of telling stories.

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