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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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Posters from the WPA, 1936-1943

Showcases more than 900 Work Projects Administration (WPA) posters produced [...] »

Discover Diplomacy: Diplomatic Simulations in the Classroom

Classroom simulations give students insight into the real-world skills of [...] »

Hard Hat Riots: An Online History Project
Photo, IN FINANCIAL AREA: Hard-hatted construction workers..., 1970, NY Times

Learn about the Hard Hat Riots of New York with this innovative website.

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History Quiz

Test your history knowledge
American Myths: Popular Music

Each song has a story. What inspired it? When was it made? By whom?

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Which Witch?

Words constantly evolve and change over time. What did "witch" mean to these [...] »

Mapping the Past

A map can tell you more than east, west, north, and south.

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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? [...] »

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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The Atomic Bomb: Hiroshima and Nagasaki
photographic print, Second atomic bombing of Nagasaki, 1945 August, LOC

Controversial issues are often simplified in textbooks. Discover the facts [...] »

National Resources

Federal teaching resources
U.S. Navy

Who defends our seas, and how do they do it? Explore primary sources and [...] »

Supreme Court of the United States

From John Jay to Sonia Sotomayor, the Supreme Court is the final word in law [...] »

National Museum of African Art

Approach African American history and culture through African art.

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Colonial Teenagers
New England Kitchen a Century Ago, 1876, Library of Congress

Young people in their teens were not thought of as a distinct group, but as [...] »