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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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Tangled Roots

Primary sources point out cultural connections between the experiences of [...] »

CQ Historic Documents Series: Online Edition

From scientific findings to speeches, 100 documents represent each year [...] »

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 [...] »

History Quiz

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We the People . . . Rarely Agree

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

Plays You Won't See in the Superbowl

Football has always been a great American sport, but how much do you know [...] »

The "Daisy" Ad

Johnson, Goldwater, and the politics of fear.

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Beyond the Textbook

Question textbook narratives
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 [...] »

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 [...] »

Coal and the Industrial Revolution
Photo, At the close of the day, January 1911, Lewis Hine, Library of Congress

How can the story of coal help students understand the nature of today's [...] »

National Resources

Federal teaching resources
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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Federal Reserve Board

The economy's on everyone's mind. Take advantage of that fact to teach a bit [...] »

National Museum of American History

See our history come to life within the expansive exhibits and educational [...] »

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Robert Gould Shaw

Where does the glory of Robert Shaw and the men of the 54th Massachusetts [...] »