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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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Union or Secession: Virginians Decide

Trace Virginia's route to secession in the Civil War with more than 200 [...] »

Traveling Culture: Circuit Chautauqua in the Twentieth Century

Which performers, from martial artists to yodelers, traveled the Chautauqua [...] »

Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000

Offers 45 mini-monographs on U.S. women's history, each organized around an [...] »

History Quiz

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Reading a Cartoon: Massive Resistance

What do the objects in this 1954 editorial cartoon stand for?

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Practicing Medicine on the Presidents

When the presidents' maladies threatened to affect their performance.

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Theatre of the People

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

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? [...] »

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, [...] »

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 [...] »

National Resources

Federal teaching resources
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 [...] »

Team Ships

Learn the basic steps to building and commissioning a Navy vessel.

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National Endowment for the Humanities

Meet the largest governmental funder of humanities programs in the U.S.

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"Mapping" Primary and Secondary Sources

Is this map a primary source? Or is it secondary? How can you tell?!

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