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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. FIND OUT MORE »

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Photo, A Dromerdary of the Steppes, 1893, Illinois During the Gilded Age

Listen to, read, and sing sources from the Gilded Age canvassing women, [...] »

Photograph, Rob Kidd, one of the young.... Alexandria, Va, 1908-12, Lewis Hine.

Sixty-four photographs taken by Lewis W. Hine between 1908 and 1912 document [...] »

Photo, IN FINANCIAL AREA: Hard-hatted construction workers..., 1970, NY Times

Learn about the Hard Hat Riots of New York with this innovative website. [...] »

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Print, Parade in honor of the adoption of the Federal Constitution, 1788, NYPLDG

Securing the blessings of liberty for ourselves and for posterity—answer [...] »

Postcard, [. . . rural carrier. . . ], 1912, Smithsonian, Flickr Commons

Trade in your old Cabriolet for a new 1876 Landau? Test your knowledge of the [...] »

To legally exist, English colonies needed charters from the monarchy. Answer [...] »

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Dynamics of Idealism- Volunteers for Civil Rights, 1965-1982 432x240

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

Photo, Weavers at Colonial Williamsburg, May 29, 2010, animalvegetable, Flickr

Was colonial trade really triangular? What kinds of work did colonists do, and [...] »

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 [...] »

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Photo, "Artis struisvogel leest krant van oppasser,"1951, Flickr Commons

Do you have struggling readers in your class? Try incorporating literacy [...] »

Official poster, Veterans Day, 2008, United Staes Department of Veteran Affairs

Learn about the men who fought for American ideals and survived. [...] »

Map, The North America Tapestry of Time and Terrain, U.S. Geological Survey

Find or make your own statistical maps. These maps enable you to better [...] »

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Photo, "Women are contributing their skills," Howard Hollem, Aug. 1942, LOC.

Websites that assist students in compiling information on WWII battles, veterans, and services for Veteran's Day projects. [...] »

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