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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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Images of Native Americans
Cover, The Wild West Weekly: A Magazine Containing.., July 5, 1907, Old Scout,NY

Illustrations follow European interpretations of Native Americans, through [...] »

Slavery in Canada
Postcard, Elliot Home. . . , 1910, Valentine & Sons', Toronto Public Library

Slavery in Canada? Who were these people? What were their lives like?

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The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire

Exhibit and archive featuring an extensive collection of primary source [...] »

History Quiz

Test your history knowledge
United We Stand: Industry and Famous Strikes

Stand up (or sit down) for better working conditions! Test your knowledge of [...] »

First Ladies' Firsts

What about the other occupants of the White House?

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Mapping the Past

A map can tell you more than east, west, north, and south.

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Beyond the Textbook

Question textbook narratives
Causing the Civil War
Postcard, Train Load of Cotton for Export, South, 1902-1903, NYPL

Did King Cotton cause the Civil War? Or should you look further?

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John Brown's Raid
Painting, John Brown, 1867, Thomas S. Noble, NYPL Digital Gallery

Did Northerners all respond the same way to Brown's infamous raid? [...] »

Girls’ Labor and Leisure in the Progressive Era
Photographic Print, Protest against child labor in a labor parade, 1909 May 1, L

The historical impact young girls had on the Progressive Era is often [...] »

National Resources

Federal teaching resources
National Postal Museum
Ink on paper, Kodak advertisement, c. 1942, National Postal Museum

When going postal is actually a good thing! Explore the Museum's extensive [...] »

Architect of the Capitol

What do our buildings tell us about ourselves? Take a spin around this [...] »

National Endowment for the Arts

Watch videos on jazz and opera history, courtesy of the National Endowment [...] »

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On Telegrams and Telephone Calls
Detail of Wallace for President poster, 1968

On the record and off the record communications between Washington and [...] »