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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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Website Reviews

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Historical Maps of the United States
Map, Boston in 1772. From a map of The Town.., 1886, George Waring, Jr., Census.

A collection of U.S. and military maps useful for a variety of research.

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Science, Technology, and the CIA

Project "Acoustic Kitty," anyone? With different code names for missions, [...] »

Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938
Photograph, Katie Darling, Age about 88, 1936-38, Library of Congress.

Read the accounts of former slaves in oral history interviews collected by [...] »

History Quiz

Test your history knowledge
Sand, Sea, and Oil: Operation Desert Storm

It's in the name: "Desert." How did the environment affect the Persian Gulf [...] »

Turkey Tracking

Thanksgiving—how much do you know about the history of this popular holiday [...] »

California or Bust

Who went west when? Answer questions about migration from 1935 to 2000.

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Beyond the Textbook

Question textbook narratives
Huey Long
Stereograph, U.S. Senator Huey Long, c.1933, Keystone View Company

How exactly did U.S. Senator Huey Long intend to end poverty across the U.S [...] »

Panic of 1873
Panic as a Health Officer Cleaning the Streets

Beginning in Europe, the Panic of 1873 quickly spread to the United States [...] »

The Tet Offensive
Eddie Adams, Vietcong shooting prisoner cropped

American historians have depicted the Tet Offensive as the turning point for [...] »

National Resources

Federal teaching resources
Federal Trade Commission
Woodcut, Igirisujin Yokohama. . . , 1861, Sadahide Utagawa, LoC

Keeping businesses on the straight and narrow. Discover more about the [...] »

U.S. Fire Administration
Photo, Angel Island Fire, Behind Alcatraz, October 12, 2008, LeeLeFever, Flickr

Give historical fires perspective through modern statistics.

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Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

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

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Presidential Patent

How many presidents have applied for and received patents?

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