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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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Seattle General Strike Project

In 1919, Seattle workers launched the first general strike in U.S. history. [...] »

The Social Museum Collection at Harvard University

More than 6,000 images related to U.S. social conditions and institutions. [...] »

Labor Arts
Arkansas farmers building a cooperative syrup mill on FSA. 1940

What role has art had in the depiction and reality of U.S. labor?

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History Quiz

Test your history knowledge
Sand, Sea, and Oil: Operation Desert Storm

It's in the name: "Desert." How did the environment affect the Persian Gulf [...] »

Thanksgiving: Presidential Turkeys

How many turkeys have presidents pardoned?

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Theatre of the People

Through performing art, U.S. minorities assert their identities. Answer [...] »

Beyond the Textbook

Question textbook narratives
Jim Crow Segregation: The Difficult and Anti-Democratic Work of White Supremacy
Print, For the Sunny South. An Airship. . . , 1913, Library of Congress

The fight against segregation and its discriminatory practices does not [...] »

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 [...] »

The Early Conservation Movement
photographic print, Quentin Roosevelt Planting a Tree, c1904, Edward S. Curtis,

The "go-green" movement is rampant in modern America. However, support for [...] »

National Resources

Federal teaching resources
National Institute for Literacy
Photo, "Artis struisvogel leest krant van oppasser,"1951, Flickr Commons

Do you have struggling readers in your class? Try incorporating literacy [...] »

James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation

Looking for a way to fund graduate education related to teaching the U.S. [...] »

National Archives and Records Administration
Letter, . . . Flag Design Suggestion, 10/1958, Sheryl Byland, NARA

With more than 10 billion items addressing U.S. history, you're bound to [...] »

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Gettysburg: Turning Point or a Small Stepping-Stone to Victory?
colored lithograph, The battle of Gettysburg, 1863, Currier & Ives, LOC

History is often muddled by modern hindsight. Discover the true meaning of [...] »