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Spotlight on Elementary Education

History has been shaped and influenced by the out come of ancient trials—such as the Trial of Socrates in 399B.C.—to Rosenberg Trial in the 1950s. This site offers a comprehensive look at 50 prominent court trials throughout history and its resources can be used to give young learners an introduction to the history of the modern judicial system.

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Experiencing War: Stories from the Veterans History Project
Photograph, Robert McCollum  and two service friends in uniform, Burma, LoC.

Presents video and audio oral histories and additional material from [...] »

Modern and Contemporary American Poetry
Painting, Portrait of Gertrude Stein, Pablo Picasso, English 88, Modern and...

Read hundreds of poems by major and lesser known figures.

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U.S. Steel Gary Works Photograph Collection, 1906-1971

Relive the construction of the city of steel—Gary, Indiana.

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History Quiz

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New World Wonders

How did explorers describe the plants and animals they discovered in America [...] »

Probing Probate

How do we know what people in the past owned and valued?

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The Royal We: Princesses of the Past

Daughters of rulers and subjects of history...are these statements on women [...] »

Beyond the Textbook

Question textbook narratives
Rise of the Automobile
Photo, Model A Ford in front of antique gas pumps, August 4, 2007, Flickr

Americans today take cars for granted. How did they change American life? [...] »

The Modern Civil Rights Movement: A River of Purposeful Anger
Dynamics of Idealism- Volunteers for Civil Rights, 1965-1982 432x240

Textbooks are silent about defining race and racism, even though the modern [...] »

Causing the Civil War
Postcard, Train Load of Cotton for Export, South, 1902-1903, NYPL

Did King Cotton cause the Civil War? Or should you look further?

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National Resources

Federal teaching resources
Social Security Administration

Explore both the history of the SSA itself and that of the Social Security [...] »

National Park Service
Screencapture, FDR Memorial, National Park Service homepage

Lesson plans, essays, multimedia, activities, and artifacts of U.S. heritage [...] »

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

Are you a special education educator? Teach in an inclusive classroom?

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The Era of Reform
Brook Farm, 1845 painting by Josiah Wolcutt, Massachusetts Historical Society

Was the antebellum period the height of reform movements in U.S. history? [...] »