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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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A Cybrary of the Holocaust
Photo, Two men sitting after liberation from Lager-Norhausen. . . , 1945, NARA

Visit this website for a firsthand view into the horror of the holocaust. [...] »

The American Colonist's Library

This extensive database contains influential documents and literature [...] »

Thomas Jefferson Digital Archive
Watercolor, View of Monticello and Garden, 1825, J. B. Peticolas, TJ Foundation.

Peruse more than 1,700 texts written by or to Thomas Jefferson—from [...] »

History Quiz

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Go West, Young Woman!

Men and women both settled the West. Answer these questions on women’s [...] »

Sand, Sea, and Oil: Operation Desert Storm

It's in the name: "Desert." How did the environment affect the Persian Gulf [...] »

By the Numbers: Election Maps

What can historical election maps tell us? Take a look at the electoral vote [...] »

Beyond the Textbook

Question textbook narratives
Women's Reform Movement
Print, A downright gabbler, or a goose that deserves to be hissed, 1829

The Seneca Falls Declaration of Sentiments in 1848 reflected the voices of [...] »

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 [...] »

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? [...] »

National Resources

Federal teaching resources
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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U.S. Army
Photo, The 101st Airborne troops move out of Bastogne. . . , 1944, U.S. Army

Increase your knowledge of the people, past, and technology of the United [...] »

Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Design embodies both artistic ingenuity and responses to everyday problems [...] »

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Understanding and Appreciating WWII Veterans
Photo, "Women are contributing their skills," Howard Hollem, Aug. 1942, LOC.

Websites that assist students in compiling information on WWII battles, [...] »