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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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Touring Turn-of-the-Century America

This database of images literally offers snapshots of late 19th to early [...] »

OurStory
Photo, Remembering the Greensboro Lunch Counter, December 20, 2008, afagen

Link literature and history with activity sets for 18 books and a database [...] »

National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
Photo, Dottie Schroeder, catcher, shouting play ball. . . , 1948, Flickr Commons

Explore the history of baseball and the players who made the sport great. [...] »

History Quiz

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Saving Daylight

Politicians get hot under the collar when discussing the hottest of topics— [...] »

Pre-Modern Pop Music

Before "pop" music reigned supreme, jazz and ragtime amassed great public [...] »

Women at War

Women have fought in every U.S. war, but only recently have they gained [...] »

Beyond the Textbook

Question textbook narratives
Panic of 1873
Panic as a Health Officer Cleaning the Streets

Beginning in Europe, the Panic of 1873 quickly spread to the United States [...] »

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. [...] »

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 [...] »

National Resources

Federal teaching resources
National Museum of African Art

Approach African American history and culture through African art.

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Preserve America

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

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 [...] »

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The Origins of the Service Flag
Photography, Five Sullivan Brothers--They Did Their Part, c. 1941 - 1945, Wikime

Discover what the symbols on these flags stand for.

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