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Brooklyn's Eighteenth-Century Lott House
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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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Voices from the Days of Slavery: Former Slaves Tell Their Stories

Hear the recollections of ex-slaves and freedmen in their own voices.

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Early Washington Maps: A Digital Collection
Map, Authorized Birds Eye View of the Alaskan.., 1909, WSU Libraries.

Washington was once part of an area contested for between the U.S. and Great [...] »

19th Century Advertising, Harper's Weekly
Teresa Bagioli Sickles confession, 1859

Can I interest you in a metallic artificial leg?

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History Quiz

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Presidential Valentines

The politics of love—answer these questions about valentines to and from U.S [...] »

Early American Artifacts

What did people living in what is now known as North America leave behind? [...] »

The Royal We: Princesses of the Past

Daughters of rulers and subjects of history...are these statements on women [...] »

Beyond the Textbook

Question textbook narratives
20th-century Jewish Immigration
Dry plate negative, approx. 1920-1930, Jewish colonies and settlements, LOC

Divided into two waves of immigration by textbooks, the continuity of [...] »

The Early Conservation Movement
photographic print, Quentin Roosevelt Planting a Tree, c1904, Edward S. Curtis,

The "go-green" movement is rampant in modern America. However, support for [...] »

Slavery
Photo, "An ex-slave," 1897, New York Public Library Digital Gallery

What was it like to be a slave in 19th-century America? Accounts contrast. [...] »

National Resources

Federal teaching resources
Anacostia Community Museum
Photo, "Ms. Yavocka Wilson," March 11, 1997?, Anacostia Community Museum

What is community? What does it do for us, and how does it shape who we are [...] »

Architect of the Capitol

What do our buildings tell us about ourselves? Take a spin around this [...] »

Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

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

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Bank Notes of the Second Bank of the United States
Headquarters of the 2nd Bank of the U.S., Chestnut Street, Philadelphia

The impermanence of paper money was matched by the impermanence of the bank [...] »