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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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Indian Peoples of the Northern Great Plains
Photograph, 1885, Dan Dutro, Museum of the Rockies Photo Archive.

Artifacts preserve the lifestyles of current and former American Indian [...] »

The Aaron Copland Collection, ca. 1900-1990

An extensive collection of primary and secondary resources detailing the [...] »

Selected Historical Decennial Census Population and Housing Counts

What questions have past censuses posed? What were the results?

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History Quiz

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As American as Mom…

You know Mother's Day is all about mom, but do you know the history of the [...] »

Back to the Future . . .

In the year 1900, what did Americans think the next century would bring?

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The "Daisy" Ad

Johnson, Goldwater, and the politics of fear.

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Beyond the Textbook

Question textbook narratives
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 [...] »

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? [...] »

The Modern Civil Rights Movement: A River of Purposeful Anger
Dynamics of Idealism- Volunteers for Civil Rights, 1965-1982 432x240

Textbooks are silent about defining race and racism, even though the modern [...] »

National Resources

Federal teaching resources
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Photo, Kids watching rockets at the Summer Adventure, LANL site

Follow the development of Weapons of Mass Destruction through the protection [...] »

Mine Safety and Health Administration
Photo, Mule driver, adolescent. . . , 1915, U.S. Bureau of Mines, MSHA site

Ever considered using mining to teach labor history?...

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Presidents of the United States

The White House offers historic photos and biographies of its past and [...] »

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How Did "Colonel" Become "Ker-nul"?
Colonels Washington, Mosby, and Lee

The pronunciation devil is in the historical details.

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