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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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Colonial Williamsburg
Photograph, Governor’s Palace, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

Experience life in Colonial Williamsburg without visiting Virginia.

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Vincentian Postcards
Postcard, Ne bougez pas surtout. . . , before 1918, DePaul University Library

Explore 200 years of postcards which document the Vincentian religious order [...] »

Making the Macintosh: Technology and Culture in Silicon Valley
Advertisement, At last THE MOUSE is here.., 1975, Dean Hovey Personal Papers.

Preserves the history of the Macintosh through interviews with designers, [...] »

History Quiz

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Spot the President: Presidential Campaign Ads

Decide whether these statements on the more-than-50-year-old tradition of [...] »

Westward Expansion: Image vs. Reality

East or West? See if you can determine which region produced these images on [...] »

The Ice Cream Wars

Was there conflict in the past over one of our favorite summer treats?

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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, [...] »

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 [...] »

Jim Crow Segregation: The Difficult and Anti-Democratic Work of White Supremacy
Print, For the Sunny South. An Airship. . . , 1913, Library of Congress

The fight against segregation and its discriminatory practices does not [...] »

National Resources

Federal teaching resources
National Park Service
Screencapture, FDR Memorial, National Park Service homepage

Lesson plans, essays, multimedia, activities, and artifacts of U.S. heritage [...] »

Society for History in the Federal Government
Transparency, U.S. Capitol exteriors, c. 1920-1950, Theodor Horydczak, LoC

Represents historians across executive, judicial, and congressional [...] »

U.S. Marine Corps

Why are the Marines known as "America's 911 Force"? Explore this division of [...] »

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Martha Ballard
Maine birches, 1906, Library of Congress, and text from Midwife's Monitor, 1800

Learning about the life of a midwife in 18th-century Maine through her diary [...] »