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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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Popular American Music

What songs were on the "Top 20" in the 1850s? Was it as much of a social [...] »

Feeding America: The Historic American Cookbook Project
Home Made Candy Recipes By Mrs. Janet McKenzie Hill 1909

75 full-text cookbooks let you or your students prepare the foods from the [...] »

Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Culture
Detail, home page

At the virtual home of the Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Culture [...] »

History Quiz

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Who Won the War (of 1812)?

How do textbooks from different countries treat the War of 1812?

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Memorializing Memorials

How do we relate to national memorials? Photographs can show us how we want [...] »

Dance, But Not That Way . . .

Do you know how to dance the Sleigh Bell Polka? Learn the proper way to [...] »

Beyond the Textbook

Question textbook narratives
Coal and the Industrial Revolution
Photo, At the close of the day, January 1911, Lewis Hine, Library of Congress

How can the story of coal help students understand the nature of today's [...] »

The Tet Offensive
Eddie Adams, Vietcong shooting prisoner cropped

American historians have depicted the Tet Offensive as the turning point for [...] »

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 [...] »

National Resources

Federal teaching resources
Federal Aviation Administration

The FAA regulates air safety and influences the development of civil [...] »

National Museum of American History

See our history come to life within the expansive exhibits and educational [...] »

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 [...] »

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What If...?: Reexamining the American Revolution
Photography, Redcoats & Rebels Revolutionary War Reenactment, 6 Aug 2010, Lee Wr

How different would "the United States of America" be if the British had won [...] »