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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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NativeWeb: Resources for Indigneous Cultures Around the World
Photo, On the Reservation, March 19, 2009, matsubatsu, Flickr

A unique website designed to foster communication regarding all of the [...] »

American Memory: Historical Collections for the National Digital Library

The Library of Congress offers an archive of more than 9 million primary [...] »

Lesson Plans Library
Image, Lesson Plans Library, 2010, Discovery Education.

Hundreds of lesson plans, right at your fingertips. Incorporate them in the [...] »

History Quiz

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Back to School

Binders, buses, and backpacks—consider the history of these back-to-school [...] »

In Our Own Time: Native American Timekeeping

Pre-Columbian calendars were very different from the ones we use today. Are [...] »

A-mouldering in the Grave

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

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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 [...] »

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 [...] »

Women's Reform Movement
Print, A downright gabbler, or a goose that deserves to be hissed, 1829

The Seneca Falls Declaration of Sentiments in 1848 reflected the voices of [...] »

National Resources

Federal teaching resources
Social Security Administration

Explore both the history of the SSA itself and that of the Social Security [...] »

Federal Judicial Center
Photo, Harry Anstead. . . , 2000, Newhall Photography, Flickr Commons

The Federal Judicial Center is the education and research agency for federal [...] »

Preserve America

Preserve America is a White House initiative uniting the work of 11 federal [...] »

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Intertwined Development: Railroads and Political Parties

The influence of the booming rail system on the growth and development of [...] »