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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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Dickinson Electronic Archives
Print, Emily Dickinson, New York Public Library Digital Gallery

Learn about Dickinson's family through their own writings and wider critical [...] »

Riverboats and Jazz

What entertainment might you have expected on a riverboat cruise in the [...] »

1939 World's Fair Photograph Collection
[Staunton Military Academy is rated by the War  Department as an honor military

What images does a state choose to describe its way of life to the nation? [...] »

History Quiz

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From War to Revolution

Can you answer these questions on figures who took part in the French and [...] »

Selling the Dream

"Don’t Sell the Steak—Sell the Sizzle!"

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Thanksgiving Dinner in 1943

What traditional Thanksgiving foods would have been hard to come by during [...] »

Beyond the Textbook

Question textbook narratives
Coal and the Industrial Revolution
Photo, At the close of the day, January 1911, Lewis Hine, Library of Congress

How can the story of coal help students understand the nature of today's [...] »

Slavery
Photo, "An ex-slave," 1897, New York Public Library Digital Gallery

What was it like to be a slave in 19th-century America? Accounts contrast. [...] »

The Tet Offensive
Eddie Adams, Vietcong shooting prisoner cropped

American historians have depicted the Tet Offensive as the turning point for [...] »

National Resources

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Military History
Photo, The Five of Hearts - Renault. . . , U.S. Army Center of Military History

The U.S. Armed Forces maintain multiple historical offices within each [...] »

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Photo, Barking Frog, Mark A. Musselman, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The government acts for fauna as well as society. When did this start? Why [...] »

National Portrait Gallery

Allow students to "meet" their favorite historical figures.

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Lone Wolf v Hitchcock

Part of a series of laws that displaced Native Americans from land allotted [...] »