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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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Oneida Indian Nation: Culture and History

Meet the Oneida, and discover their role in the Revolutionary War and War of [...] »

Northern Visions of Race, Region, and Reform in the Press

Investigate racial issues during and after the Civil War through letters, [...] »

Nature Transformed: The Environment in American History
Photo, Yosemite Wilderness & Koip Crest, August 26, 2010, chucklepix, Flickr

Beautiful scenery or impassable peaks? These 17 in-depth essays analyze how [...] »

History Quiz

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A-mouldering in the Grave

"John Brown's Body" keeps reappearing. What do you know about the song?

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Close Up on Hispanic American Heritage

Take a look at these fragments from U.S. history. What are they? Where do [...] »

To the Source!

Where do historians turn for historical evidence?

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Beyond the Textbook

Question textbook narratives
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, [...] »

Causes of the American Revolution
Broadside, A card, New York, 1774, LoC, rbpe 10700100

What were the causes of the American Revolution? They were more complicated [...] »

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
Selective Service System
Lithograph, Don't wait for the draft--Volunteer, 1917, Library of Congress

Did you know that the draft was used in times of peace, as well as war?

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

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

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Photo, NASA, ESA, and M. Livio and the Hubble 20th Anniversary Team (STScI)

Since its inception, NASA has accomplished many scientific and technological [...] »

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Civilization is All Relative

Common misconceptions of the classification of civilization are debunked. [...] »