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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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Words and Deeds in American History
Illustrated letter, Frederic Remington to Owen Wister..., Jan. 1895, LoC.

View primary documents that helped to shape America's history.

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Map History/History of Cartography: The Gateway to the Subject
Map, Highway map and guide of NE, 1920, Mid West Map Company, David Rumsey Col.

A collection of 3,000 historical maps and information about the history of [...] »

Savannah Images Project
Oglethorpe Avenue photogravure, Savannah, GA

A useful local history project which focuses on the history of Savannah and [...] »

History Quiz

Test your history knowledge
Which Witch?

Words constantly evolve and change over time. What did "witch" mean to these [...] »

Past Rebel Lines

Benedict Arnold wasn't the only spy in the American Revolution. Take this [...] »

Back to the Future . . .

In the year 1900, what did Americans think the next century would bring?

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Beyond the Textbook

Question textbook narratives
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 [...] »

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, [...] »

The Tet Offensive
Eddie Adams, Vietcong shooting prisoner cropped

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

National Resources

Federal teaching resources
Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Design embodies both artistic ingenuity and responses to everyday problems [...] »

U.S. Secret Service

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

Federal Reserve Board

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

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Presidential Death During the Election Process
Vice-President James Schoolcraft Sherman

Unforeseen events and potential crises forced politicians and lawmakers to [...] »