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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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What Exit? New Jersey and Its Turnpike

Travel through history with the New Jersey Turnpike.

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U.S. Congressional Serial Set, 1817-1994

More than 355,000 items produced by the U.S. Senate and House of [...] »

New Perspectives on the West
Photo, Umatilla maiden, c.1910, Edward S. Curtis, Library of Congress

Peruse lesson plans about the West on this companion site to a Ken Burns [...] »

History Quiz

Test your history knowledge
Women's History Month: Picturing Pocahontas

What do you picture when you hear her name?

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Practicing Medicine on the Presidents

When the presidents' maladies threatened to affect their performance.

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From War to Revolution

Can you answer these questions on figures who took part in the French and [...] »

Beyond the Textbook

Question textbook narratives
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. [...] »

Panic of 1873
Panic as a Health Officer Cleaning the Streets

Beginning in Europe, the Panic of 1873 quickly spread to the United States [...] »

Labor and Trade in Colonial America
Photo, Weavers at Colonial Williamsburg, May 29, 2010, animalvegetable, Flickr

Was colonial trade really triangular? What kinds of work did colonists do, [...] »

National Resources

Federal teaching resources
National Postal Museum
Ink on paper, Kodak advertisement, c. 1942, National Postal Museum

When going postal is actually a good thing! Explore the Museum's extensive [...] »

U.S. Census Bureau

The U.S. Census counts everyone! It creates a current image of the nation [...] »

National Atlas

Explore maps that enable you to better understand the country that you live [...] »

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Kitty Hawk During the Time of the Wright Brothers
orville wright in flight

Schooling and transportation of goods were of greater concern to most than [...] »