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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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Japanese American National Museum Collections
Fabric, Boy's Day fukusa. . . , Japanese American National Museum

Looking for ways to grow awareness of injustice of Japanese internment? This [...] »

Eagle Eye Citizen

Build students' historical thinking skills and civic understand using [...] »

Regarding Vietnam: Stories Since the War

A valuable site filled with firsthand discussion on the conduct and effect [...] »

History Quiz

Test your history knowledge
Riding the Rails

How many cows could a cowcatcher catch, if a cowcatcher could catch cows? [...] »

United We Stand: Industry and Famous Strikes

Stand up (or sit down) for better working conditions! Test your knowledge of [...] »

We the People . . . Rarely Agree

What does the Constitution mean to you? Match each quote to the historical [...] »

Beyond the Textbook

Question textbook narratives
The Tet Offensive
Eddie Adams, Vietcong shooting prisoner cropped

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

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? [...] »

20th-century Jewish Immigration
Dry plate negative, approx. 1920-1930, Jewish colonies and settlements, LOC

Divided into two waves of immigration by textbooks, the continuity of [...] »

National Resources

Federal teaching resources
Central Intelligence Agency
Glass negative, "Belle Boyd," Confederate spy, Between 1855 and 1865, LoC

You've seen spy movies, but what is the real history of U.S. [...] »

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

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

National Center for Education Statistics
Marginalia, CHNM

Ever wondered about the numbers behind the latest teaching trends?

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Supreme Court Nominations
Reagan and his nominee Sandra Day O'Connor

How many "yeas" and "nays" on the path to being a Supreme Court justice?

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