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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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Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture
worker at a Tennessee factory

Experience a multimedia website that engages learners and makes Tennessee [...] »

Heading West and Touring West

View maps of the West, while simultaneously looking into the lives of [...] »

Dickinson Electronic Archives
Print, Emily Dickinson, New York Public Library Digital Gallery

Learn about Dickinson's family through their own writings and wider critical [...] »

History Quiz

Test your history knowledge
In Our Own Time: Native American Timekeeping

Pre-Columbian calendars were very different from the ones we use today. Are [...] »

Mapping the Past

A map can tell you more than east, west, north, and south.

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California or Bust

Who went west when? Answer questions about migration from 1935 to 2000.

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Beyond the Textbook

Question textbook narratives
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, [...] »

Causes of the American Revolution
Broadside, A card, New York, 1774, LoC, rbpe 10700100

What were the causes of the American Revolution? They were more complicated [...] »

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
Anacostia Community Museum
Photo, "Ms. Yavocka Wilson," March 11, 1997?, Anacostia Community Museum

What is community? What does it do for us, and how does it shape who we are [...] »

Federal Reserve Board

The economy's on everyone's mind. Take advantage of that fact to teach a bit [...] »

Federal Emergency Management Agency
Silkscreen, Disaster Broadcast. . . , 1941-1943, Edward T. Grigware, LoC

When the weather's not on our side, FEMA's there to lend a hand.

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The American Civil War: Total or Just?
colored photomechanical print, The bombardment of Port Hudson, 1902 Mar. 3, E. P

Warfare always results in casualties, however, there are ways to reduce loss [...] »