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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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Shays' Rebellion and the Making of a Nation
engraving and watercolor, The looking glass for 1787, 1787,  Amos Doolittle, LOC

Engage your students in historical thinking with this interactive site on [...] »

Still Going On: Celebrating The Life and Times of William Grant Still
Gelatin Silver, Portrait of William Grant Still, 1949, Carl Van Vechten, LoC

Learn about famous composer William Grant Still through this online exhibit [...] »

Plymouth Colony Archive Project

Documents and analytical essays emphasize the social history of Plymouth [...] »

History Quiz

Test your history knowledge
Presidential Moments: Campaigns

Think the mudslinging in modern campaigns is bad? Campaigns have always been [...] »

Theatre of the People

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

Historical Improbabilities

Truth is stranger than fiction, they say. Can you tell the difference?

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Beyond the Textbook

Question textbook narratives
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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Panic of 1873
Panic as a Health Officer Cleaning the Streets

Beginning in Europe, the Panic of 1873 quickly spread to the United States [...] »

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? [...] »

National Resources

Federal teaching resources
Students Abroad

If you're lucky enough to be able to arrange an international trip, know [...] »

Indian Health Service
Photo, "Baby being weighed by nurse," IHS, 1887-1969, Dept. of Health

Disease ravaged colonial-era Native American populations. What health [...] »

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
Negative, Victory Corps. . . , Alfred T. Palmer, September-October 1942, LoC

Did you know that there is a specific law enforcement agency for firearm [...] »

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"Join or Die"
Young Benjamin Franklin at his printing press

Think the "Join or Die" snake first appeared during the American Revolution [...] »