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Lessons in Herstory uses AR to bring to life forgotten stories of women, right on the pages of your history textbook. Scan any portrait of a man in your textbook and unlock a related story about an important woman.

Currently, Lessons In Herstory works with “A History of US: Liberty for All? 1820-1860, Book Five, 2005”. The app will soon expand to work with more textbooks. But don’t worry if you don’t have a textbook, you can still use the app with the photos available on www.lessonsinherstory.com

By putting a new lens on history, this app has the power to inspire the next generation through stories of powerful women.

What’s New

Version 1.8

Now with even more forgotten stories of women in history.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
32 Ratings
32 Ratings
SpiritKaizen ,

Asian American herstory still invisible

There are almost no Asian women in this app. What about activists like Grace Lee Boggs or Yuri Kochiyama? Or scientists like Dr. Chien-Shiung Wu? Architects like Maya Lin? Political leaders like Patsy Tokemoto Mink? Or leaders for Asian migrant worker rights Sue Ko Lee or Ai-Jen Poo? How were Asian women impacted by the Page Act and Exclusion Acts? And by Japanese Internment? What are the stories of resistance and fighting back? Focusing on stories of heroism doesn’t always do a good job of understanding the forces that cause invisibility. If this app seeks to make women more visible in history / Herstory, it needs to reconsider how invisibilization happens, and how to tell the stories of resistance without falling into the easy tropes of what a hero / shero looks like.

Tinamama ,

Doesn’t work

It’s absolutely gorgeous but so disappointing! I launched it and cannot figure out how to scan! The only option I have is “don’t have a textbook”... but I DO have the History of US series! Including book 5, which I know is the only book used right now. I just don’t know how to get the app to scan, since there’s nothing on the screen to do anything!

If I’m doing something wrong, I’d love to here what because I LOVE the idea of this app and it’s illustrations are fantastic! I want it to work! I’m happy to change my review once it works!

crazy.white.girl.69 ,


As a teenager, which my opinion won’t matter, I am here to say as a female that this app could be doing more harm that help. Hear me out, the app replaces the male figures presented and replaces them with females. This could just make matters worse in the long run. Yes it is teaching important facts but it could seem as if you are trying yet again to make us seem more superior over men. Now I am just talking about the AR mode.


Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, Inc.
377.7 MB

Requires iOS 12.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
© 2019 Goodby Silverstein & Partners


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