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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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19th Century Advertising, Harper's Weekly
Teresa Bagioli Sickles confession, 1859

Can I interest you in a metallic artificial leg?

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Thomas Jefferson's Library

Basic information and several images of 41 books once in Thomas Jefferson's [...] »

John Brown's Holy War
Photograph, John Brown's Fort, 1999, PBS Online.

A variety of resources focused on the life and times of infamous [...] »

History Quiz

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Column A and Column B

In the 19th century, no one expected Chinese food to take off in the United [...] »

Saving Daylight

Politicians get hot under the collar when discussing the hottest of topics— [...] »

Stamping Out Free Speech?

The Stamp Act of 1765 had colonists crying foul. Answer these questions [...] »

Beyond the Textbook

Question textbook narratives
Causes of the American Revolution
Broadside, A card, New York, 1774, LoC, rbpe 10700100

What were the causes of the American Revolution? They were more complicated [...] »

Girls’ Labor and Leisure in the Progressive Era
Photographic Print, Protest against child labor in a labor parade, 1909 May 1, L

The historical impact young girls had on the Progressive Era is often [...] »

John Brown's Raid
Painting, John Brown, 1867, Thomas S. Noble, NYPL Digital Gallery

Did Northerners all respond the same way to Brown's infamous raid? [...] »

National Resources

Federal teaching resources
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Modern art isn't impossible to understand. Approach it as the product of its [...] »

Smithsonian
Negative, Dinsmore, Frances. Of Smithsonian. . . , 1915, Harris & Ewing, LoC

What can 19 museums, nine research centers, and the National Zoo offer your [...] »

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

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

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Industrializing Women
Photo, Packing Uneeda. . . , c. 1933, National Biscuit Company, Baker Library

Did industrialization result in more women working outside the home or in [...] »