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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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U.S. Congressional Serial Set, 1817-1994

More than 355,000 items produced by the U.S. Senate and House of [...] »

Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture
worker at a Tennessee factory

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

Documenting Our Past: The Teenie Harris Archive Project
Negative, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. . . , 1942, John Collier, LoC

View African American life in Pittsburgh between 1930 and 1970.

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History Quiz

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Which Witch?

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

African American History Month: Civil Rights Worldwide

These African American civil rights activists affected more than the U.S. [...] »

Women at War

Women have fought in every U.S. war, but only recently have they gained [...] »

Beyond the Textbook

Question textbook narratives
Rise of the Automobile
Photo, Model A Ford in front of antique gas pumps, August 4, 2007, Flickr

Americans today take cars for granted. How did they change American life? [...] »

Jim Crow Segregation: The Difficult and Anti-Democratic Work of White Supremacy
Print, For the Sunny South. An Airship. . . , 1913, Library of Congress

The fight against segregation and its discriminatory practices does not [...] »

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
Small Business Association

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

National Museum of African Art

Approach African American history and culture through African art.

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U.S. Secret Service

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

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All Disquiet on the Western Front
German machine gunners in a trench

In Flanders fields the poppies blow. . . Why did trench warfare characterize [...] »