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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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Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000

Offers 45 mini-monographs on U.S. women's history, each organized around an [...] »

Monticello: The Home of Thomas Jefferson
Photo, Southeast Piazza from.., 1999, R. Lautman, Thomas Jefferson Foundation.

Have you ever wondered how Thomas Jefferson spent his days?

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Toledo's Attic: A Virtual Museum of Toledo, Ohio

Explore Toledo, Ohio's entertainment, technological, business, and political [...] »

History Quiz

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Saving Daylight

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

Constitution Day

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

Playing History

Board games preserve the past in squares, paper money, and toy tokens. [...] »

Beyond the Textbook

Question textbook narratives
The Early Conservation Movement
photographic print, Quentin Roosevelt Planting a Tree, c1904, Edward S. Curtis,

The "go-green" movement is rampant in modern America. However, support for [...] »

Coal and the Industrial Revolution
Photo, At the close of the day, January 1911, Lewis Hine, Library of Congress

How can the story of coal help students understand the nature of today's [...] »

Rise of the Automobile
Photo, Model A Ford in front of antique gas pumps, August 4, 2007, Flickr

Americans today take cars for granted. How did they change American life? [...] »

National Resources

Federal teaching resources
Society for History in the Federal Government
Transparency, U.S. Capitol exteriors, c. 1920-1950, Theodor Horydczak, LoC

Represents historians across executive, judicial, and congressional [...] »

U.S. Navy

Who defends our seas, and how do they do it? Explore primary sources and [...] »

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
Negative, Victory Corps. . . , Alfred T. Palmer, September-October 1942, LoC

Did you know that there is a specific law enforcement agency for firearm [...] »

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Friendly Fire
battleship firing

Fratricide and allied questions. In the heat of battle, mistakes happen.

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