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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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For Us the Living

A series of five primary source based learning modules that encourage high [...] »

Women's Studies Database
Illustration, How does my lady's garden grow, New York Public Library

Your starting point for research in the field of Women's Studies.

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Tending the Commons: Folklife and Landscape in Southern West Virginia

Learn about life in the Big Coal River Valley in West Virginia.

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History Quiz

Test your history knowledge
Veterans Day: Medals and Merit

You know the Purple Heart, but can you identify these honors?

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Fly Away Jim Crow

Equality requires more than a Proclamation. Try to answer these questions on [...] »

Food 50 Years Ago

Is your favorite food a recent invention?

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Beyond the Textbook

Question textbook narratives
Causes of the American Revolution
Broadside, A card, New York, 1774, LoC, rbpe 10700100

What were the causes of the American Revolution? They were more complicated [...] »

Jim Crow Segregation: The Difficult and Anti-Democratic Work of White Supremacy
Print, For the Sunny South. An Airship. . . , 1913, Library of Congress

The fight against segregation and its discriminatory practices does not [...] »

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 [...] »

National Resources

Federal teaching resources
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Photo, Jason Tully, a CDC laboratorian. . . , ID# 7294, 2004, James Gathany, CDC

For when those historical figures suffered conditions you don't recognize. [...] »

U.S. Fire Administration
Photo, Angel Island Fire, Behind Alcatraz, October 12, 2008, LeeLeFever, Flickr

Give historical fires perspective through modern statistics.

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U.S. Census Bureau

The U.S. Census counts everyone! It creates a current image of the nation [...] »

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Defining Dred Scott
lithograph, The political quadrille--Music by Dred Scott, 1860, LOC

Who was Dred Scott, and what was the significance of his case?

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