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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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U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Website

The Holocaust must be remembered. This site will give your students a closer [...] »

John Brown and the Valley of the Shadow
Illustration, The Storming of the Engine House, F. Leslie’s Illustrated Weekly.

A comprehensive collection of primary source materials which cover the [...] »

Kentuckiana Digital Library
Photo, African American children..., 1885-1966, James Wells, Nollau Collection.

Collects photographs, texts, and oral histories drawn from 15 Kentucky [...] »

History Quiz

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Charters for Colonies

To legally exist, English colonies needed charters from the monarchy. Answer [...] »

Women in Blues (and Jazz)

In the early 20th century, the new music recording industry embraced [...] »

Constitution Day

Securing the blessings of liberty for ourselves and for posterity—answer [...] »

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 [...] »

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, [...] »

20th-century Jewish Immigration
Dry plate negative, approx. 1920-1930, Jewish colonies and settlements, LOC

Divided into two waves of immigration by textbooks, the continuity of [...] »

National Resources

Federal teaching resources
Small Business Association

What is the FAR? Looking for copies of small business laws? Well, you have [...] »

U.S. Coast Guard
Art, Auxliarist, Lew Jackson, U.S. Coast Guard

Who protects U.S. interests in international and domestic waters?

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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 [...] »

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Conococheague
The original stone Conococheague Bridge at Wilson, MD, Scenes from the old Natio

How do you pronounce (and spell) Conococheague and how do we know?

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