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Woody Guthrie and the Archive of American Folk Song: 1940-1950
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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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Illustration, Lady's Back Fashions for May 1840., May 1840, Godey's Lady's Book.

Presents articles from 18th- and 19th-century newspapers, magazines, and [...] »

Mark Twain: A Film Directed by Ken Burns
Lithograph. "Mark Twain," America's best humorist. LOC

Enjoy an interactive experience depicting the life of Mark Twain.

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Digital Vaults

Presents over 1,200 of the items in the National Archives and Records [...] »

History Quiz

Test your history knowledge
Women in the Lab (and the Field)

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

The "Daisy" Ad

Johnson, Goldwater, and the politics of fear.

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Socks to War

Even humble, everyday artifacts have a rich place in history.

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Beyond the Textbook

Question textbook narratives
Huey Long
Stereograph, U.S. Senator Huey Long, c.1933, Keystone View Company

How exactly did U.S. Senator Huey Long intend to end poverty across the U.S [...] »

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 [...] »

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
National Museum of African American History and Culture

What does it mean to be an American? Answer this question through the lens [...] »

Los Alamos National Laboratory
Photo, Kids watching rockets at the Summer Adventure, LANL site

Follow the development of Weapons of Mass Destruction through the protection [...] »

Smithsonian American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery

American art makes the interpretive nature of historical knowledge clear. [...] »

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Union Cavalry

The development of the Union cavalry forces was behind that of the [...] »