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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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The President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection

Explore the federal government's extensive collection of resources [...] »

Spalding Base Ball Guides, 1889-1939

Check out player and World Series statistics from the turn of the century. [...] »

Texas Archive of the Moving Image
Screenshot, Ice Cream, Texas Archive of the Moving Image

Watch some Texas history, submit your own, or learn to make local [...] »

History Quiz

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Thanksgiving Dinner in 1943

What traditional Thanksgiving foods would have been hard to come by during [...] »

Women in the Lab (and the Field)

Marie Curie and Jane Goodall—you may know these female scientists, but can [...] »

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
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 [...] »

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 [...] »

Slavery
Photo, "An ex-slave," 1897, New York Public Library Digital Gallery

What was it like to be a slave in 19th-century America? Accounts contrast. [...] »

National Resources

Federal teaching resources
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Official poster, Veterans Day, 2008, United Staes Department of Veteran Affairs

Learn about the men who fought for American ideals and survived.

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Students Abroad

If you're lucky enough to be able to arrange an international trip, know [...] »

Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Design embodies both artistic ingenuity and responses to everyday problems [...] »

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A Clear Shot across the Continent
James Knox Polk

President Polk, the fortunes of war, territory, and the ever-present [...] »