Crusading for History: Barbara Ann Mojica’s Mission to Inspire and Educate

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Have you ever wondered why history matters?

In our latest episode of The Tribe Architect, we delve into the captivating world of history with our guest, Barbara Ann Mojica.

An acclaimed historian and author, Mojica reveals how her Little Miss History book series not only entertains but empowers children to engage with our past.

She urges us to ignite curiosity and independent thinking in our kids, challenging the status quo and sparking a love for learning.

Are you ready to explore the fascinating tapestry of history and inspire a new generation of thinkers?

Dive in with us. This is an episode you won’t want to miss.

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Crusading for History: Barbara Ann Mojica's Mission to Inspire and Educate

Hey there, tribe architects! It’s your host Razvan Popescu, and today we are going on a journey back in time with an extraordinary guest, Barbara Ann Mojica. She’s not just a historian, author, or retired educator; she’s a time traveler, guiding us through the epochs of our past with her enchanting Little Miss History book series.

The Journey Begins: Barbara’s Lifelong Love Affair with History

Barbara’s passion for history began as a child. She was always curious, always questioning, and that curiosity sparked a lifelong love affair with the past. That love affair led her to a career in education and ultimately, to the creation of her acclaimed book series.

History: More Than Just Facts and Figures

For Barbara, history isn’t just a collection of random facts and figures. It’s a vibrant tapestry woven from the threads of human experience. We’re not just observers of this tapestry; we’re part of it. Every thread counts, every thread matters. Ignoring history is like ignoring a part of ourselves. Can we afford to do that?

Critical Thinking: The Key to Navigating the Information Age

In today’s information-saturated world, Barbara emphasizes the crucial need for critical thinking skills. She urges us to teach our kids to question, to analyze, to differentiate between fact and opinion. It’s not about who can memorize the most facts—it’s about who can understand and interpret them. Are we equipping our kids with the right tools?

Rethinking Education: Independent Thinking vs. Conformity

Barbara talks about the current educational system, highlighting the insufficient focus on independent thinking and individual talents. Not all children are destined for college, she argues. There’s value in trades and skills that often go overlooked. Are we nurturing potential or breeding conformity?

Little Miss History: Empowering the Next Generation

The Little Miss History book series is more than just a collection of stories—it’s a tool for empowerment. Barbara’s books not only entertain but inspire children to delve into history and learn about their world. She’s also developed resources like YouTube videos and curriculum materials to support parents and teachers in their educational journey.

Join the Crusade: Your Call to Action

Barbara’s journey has shown us the power of history and the importance of critical thinking. Now it’s your turn. Dive into the Little Miss History series. Encourage your kids to question, to explore, to think for themselves. Let’s make history matter again.

In this age of information overload, let’s not forget the lessons of the past. Let’s equip our kids with the tools they need to navigate the future. After all, aren’t we, as parents and educators, the ultimate history teachers?

So, are you ready to join Barbara’s crusade? Let’s do this!

Meet Barbara Ann Mojica, a historian and retired educator who turned her passion for exploration and education into an engaging book series featuring the adventurous Little Miss History.

Each tale is a thrilling journey through time, shedding light on iconic monuments and unsung heroes alike, all through the eyes of a curious protagonist.

Barbara’s aim?

To ignite a spark of curiosity in every child and inspire them to delve deeper into the annals of history.

But she didn’t stop there.

With a treasure trove of resources including curriculum materials, a YouTube channel, and recommended reads, Barbara is shaping the minds of tomorrow, one story at a time.


Visit and join Barbara on this exciting journey into the past.

Your adventure awaits.

Thought Starters

Encouraging Curiosity and Critical Thinking: As parents, we’re our children’s first teachers. But how can we encourage curiosity and critical thinking in our kids to help them develop a deeper understanding of history and the world? What strategies or techniques have you found effective? Share your experiences and insights with the community. Let’s learn from each other.”

Fostering Independent Thinking in Schools: Schools should be sanctuaries of learning, places where independent thinking and a love for knowledge are nurtured. But are they living up to this ideal? Or are they promoting conformity over creativity? What role do you think schools should play in fostering independent thinking? How can they do better? Let’s discuss.”

Navigating the Information Age: We live in an era of information overload. Instant communication, social media, biased media outlets – it’s a lot to navigate. How can we teach our children to critically evaluate sources, to distinguish between facts and opinions? What tools or resources can we equip them with? Let’s explore these challenges together.”

💬 What was your big takeaway or insight gained from this episode?