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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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Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project
Photo, Gas mask drill, 1952, Jackson Library, University of North Carolina

What role have women played in war and the military?

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Frank Lloyd Wright: Designs for an American Landscape 1922-1932

Check out five design schemes created by Frank Lloyd Wright, but never [...] »

Picturing America

Presents 27 iconic works of art as examples for the use of art and primary [...] »

History Quiz

Test your history knowledge
Back to the Future . . .

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

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Political Animals

A menagerie of terms for politicians, parties, factions, and movements.

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Mapping the Past

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

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Beyond the Textbook

Question textbook narratives
The Modern Civil Rights Movement: A River of Purposeful Anger
Dynamics of Idealism- Volunteers for Civil Rights, 1965-1982 432x240

Textbooks are silent about defining race and racism, even though the modern [...] »

Girls’ Labor and Leisure in the Progressive Era
Photographic Print, Protest against child labor in a labor parade, 1909 May 1, L

The historical impact young girls had on the Progressive Era is often [...] »

Panic of 1873
Panic as a Health Officer Cleaning the Streets

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

National Resources

Federal teaching resources
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Photo, Russ Hopcroft, from the University . . . , 2002, Ian MacDonald, NOAA

Explore the history of science and technology, maritime history, and the [...] »

U.S. Marine Corps

Why are the Marines known as "America's 911 Force"? Explore this division of [...] »

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Modern art isn't impossible to understand. Approach it as the product of its [...] »

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Slavery in Colonial British North America

Slavery in colonial America was not an exclusively Southern institution.

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