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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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Website Reviews

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Presidential Recording Program

Offers over 2,500 hours of White House recordings by six American presidents [...] »

September 11, 2001, Web Archive
Screenshot, Dossier: Aanslag op Amerika, 15 September 2001, de Volkskrant

What coverage did websites give the 9/11 attacks?

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ExplorePAhistory
early classroom in Pennsylvania

Explore this education- and tourism-centered website for lesson plans for [...] »

History Quiz

Test your history knowledge
First Ladies' Firsts

What about the other occupants of the White House?

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Baseball in Black and White

Baseball might be America's favorite past time, but it has not always been [...] »

The "Daisy" Ad

Johnson, Goldwater, and the politics of fear.

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Beyond the Textbook

Question textbook narratives
The Atomic Bomb: Hiroshima and Nagasaki
photographic print, Second atomic bombing of Nagasaki, 1945 August, LOC

Controversial issues are often simplified in textbooks. Discover the facts [...] »

The Tet Offensive
Eddie Adams, Vietcong shooting prisoner cropped

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

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, [...] »

National Resources

Federal teaching resources
Supreme Court of the United States

From John Jay to Sonia Sotomayor, the Supreme Court is the final word in law [...] »

Bureau of Justice Statistics
Graph, "Sentences for those convicted in federal court," BJS

Everyday you read about local crime in the newspaper, but are the rates [...] »

National Museum of African Art

Approach African American history and culture through African art.

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