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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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Readex Digital Collections

This site offers a cornucopia of documents spanning four centuries of [...] »

Digital Archive of American Architecture
Notre Dame, Chartres, France. 1145-1220.

Explore U.S. architectural styles and ornamentation, or date the buildings [...] »

U.S. Intelligence Policy Documentation Project

Read up on the NRO, NSA, and the use of satellite imaging for intelligence [...] »

History Quiz

Test your history knowledge
The Big Picture: Match the Ad to the Year

Be it the radio or the television, the slogans related to popular or [...] »

Fashion Maven

Do you have your mother's—and her mother's—fashion sense?

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History of Hidden Killers: Epidemics in America

Wherever people go, disease is sure to follow. Answer these questions about [...] »

Beyond the Textbook

Question textbook narratives
John Brown's Raid
Painting, John Brown, 1867, Thomas S. Noble, NYPL Digital Gallery

Did Northerners all respond the same way to Brown's infamous raid? [...] »

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 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 [...] »

National Resources

Federal teaching resources
U.S. Secret Service

How did the Secret Service begin protecting our leaders and solving crimes [...] »

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

Commemorate the lives of the millions of people murdered during the [...] »

Federal Highway Administration
Lithograph, Chas. H. Kabrich, c. 1896, Donaldson Litho. Co., LoC

Do you fit today's transportation norms? Do you reside in a suburb or a city [...] »

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Defining Dred Scott
lithograph, The political quadrille--Music by Dred Scott, 1860, LOC

Who was Dred Scott, and what was the significance of his case?

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