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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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The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture
Bill Clinton campaigns for governor in rural areas

The website provides valuable resources for teachers that illuminate key [...] »

Frank Lloyd Wright: Designs for an American Landscape 1922-1932

Check out five design schemes created by Frank Lloyd Wright, but never [...] »

Urban Experience in Chicago: Hull-House and Its Neighborhoods, 1889-1963

Peruse this collection of over 900 items relating to Chicago's Hull House to [...] »

History Quiz

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A-mouldering in the Grave

"John Brown's Body" keeps reappearing. What do you know about the song?

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Dance, But Not That Way . . .

Do you know how to dance the Sleigh Bell Polka? Learn the proper way to [...] »

Column A and Column B

In the 19th century, no one expected Chinese food to take off in the United [...] »

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 [...] »

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. [...] »

National Resources

Federal teaching resources
U.S. Postal Service
Photo, City Carrier, 1975, United States Postal Service

Come rain or shine, the mail must go through, bringing information and [...] »

U.S. Army
Photo, The 101st Airborne troops move out of Bastogne. . . , 1944, U.S. Army

Increase your knowledge of the people, past, and technology of the United [...] »

National Museum of Natural History
Photo, . . . trephining [sic]. . . , 1926, Library of Congress

Don't let "natural history" scare you away! The museum covers anthropology [...] »

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Spy in a Petticoat
map of 1776 British attack on Charleston

"She had outwitted the British and oh how they hated her."

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