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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.


Website Reviews

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Wright on the Web

Follow architect Frank Lloyd Wright's career with these summaries and images [...] »

The 19th Century in Print: Periodicals

What magazines do you read? What did people read in the 1800s?

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Gilded Age Plains City
Document, Verdict of Jury, 29 May, 1891, Nebraska State Historical Society

Delve into Great Plains urban development c. 1900 by way of a compelling, [...] »

History Quiz

Test your history knowledge
Alien Invasions

For each pair of animal and plant species, identify the one that is not [...] »

Women's History Month: Picturing Pocahontas

What do you picture when you hear her name?

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A Culture Productive of Infinite Wretchedness

How did the American colonies get addicted to growing tobacco?

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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? [...] »

Women's Reform Movement
Print, A downright gabbler, or a goose that deserves to be hissed, 1829

The Seneca Falls Declaration of Sentiments in 1848 reflected the voices of [...] »

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 [...] »

National Resources

Federal teaching resources
U.S. Secret Service

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

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Official poster, Veterans Day, 2008, United Staes Department of Veteran Affairs

Learn about the men who fought for American ideals and survived.

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Small Business Association

What is the FAR? Looking for copies of small business laws? Well, you have [...] »

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On a Mission: Junípero Serra in New Spain
photographic print, Father O'Kief at CA Mission, c1900,  G. P. Thresher, LOC

Discover how missionary work impacted Native Americans.

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