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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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Women's Studies Database
Illustration, How does my lady's garden grow, New York Public Library

Your starting point for research in the field of Women's Studies.

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National Register of Historic Places Travel Itineraries

Explore the historic sites in more than 50 cities and towns across the U.S [...] »

The Official George and Ira Gershwin Website

Discover the works of songwriting brothers Ira and George Gershwin.

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History Quiz

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Advice for Beachgoers

Long before sunblock, boogie boards, or bikinis...did ladies wear corsets to [...] »

Voices in the Whirlwind

To each prophet, a certain way of speaking. Match civil rights leaders with [...] »

Women in the Lab (and the Field)

Marie Curie and Jane Goodall—you may know these female scientists, but can [...] »

Beyond the Textbook

Question textbook narratives
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? [...] »

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 [...] »

National Resources

Federal teaching resources
Indian Health Service
Photo, "Baby being weighed by nurse," IHS, 1887-1969, Dept. of Health

Disease ravaged colonial-era Native American populations. What health [...] »

National Endowment for the Arts

Watch videos on jazz and opera history, courtesy of the National Endowment [...] »

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

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

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Great Expectations for the Civil War
Gelatin silver print, Hine, Lewis Wickes,Hitching Up the Team, NY Public Library

Many believed the Civil War would be a short, bloodless battle. The reality [...] »