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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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Library of Virginia Digital Library Program
Photograph, A cigarette machine is indeed intricate, 1939, Library of Va:SC.

Houses more than 1.2 million items on Virginia and life in the South.

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Pictures of African Americans During World War II

See what life on the homefront and at war was like for African American [...] »

When Nixon Met Elvis
Crayon. . . , Elvis, the Artist. . . , 1988, Donald Paterson, Smithsonian

Learn about Elvis' bizarre visit with Richard Nixon through this collection [...] »

History Quiz

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African American History Month: Civil Rights Worldwide

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

Plays You Won't See in the Superbowl

Football has always been a great American sport, but how much do you know [...] »

Historical Improbabilities

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

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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 [...] »

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, [...] »

National Resources

Federal teaching resources
Bureau of Justice Statistics
Graph, "Sentences for those convicted in federal court," BJS

Everyday you read about local crime in the newspaper, but are the rates [...] »

Smithsonian American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery

American art makes the interpretive nature of historical knowledge clear. [...] »

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

Are you a special education educator? Teach in an inclusive classroom?

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Historians Defined
Photo, Historian, February 24, 2007, Mr. Ducke, Flickr

What, precisely, makes a historian, and what do they do?

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