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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

Find quality websites & primary sources
The Official Leonard Bernstein Site

Explore the life of a major classical conductor.

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The Primeline Midi Library

Browse more than 630 ragtime Midi files.

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The Commercial Closet

How have GLBT lifestyles been portrayed and used by the commercial media? [...] »

History Quiz

Test your history knowledge
The Great Black Hope

These African American athletes drew crowds with their skill and [...] »

Veterans Day: Medals and Merit

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

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Past Rebel Lines

Benedict Arnold wasn't the only spy in the American Revolution. Take this [...] »

Beyond the Textbook

Question textbook narratives
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 [...] »

Panic of 1873
Panic as a Health Officer Cleaning the Streets

Beginning in Europe, the Panic of 1873 quickly spread to the United States [...] »

Causing the Civil War
Postcard, Train Load of Cotton for Export, South, 1902-1903, NYPL

Did King Cotton cause the Civil War? Or should you look further?

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National Resources

Federal teaching resources
U.S. Geological Survey
Photo, Brown Bat, June 20, 2008, Al Hicks, U.S. Geological Survey

How has land use altered over time, and what did the explorers encounter? [...] »

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Photo, Russ Hopcroft, from the University . . . , 2002, Ian MacDonald, NOAA

Explore the history of science and technology, maritime history, and the [...] »

Indian Health Service
Photo, "Baby being weighed by nurse," IHS, 1887-1969, Dept. of Health

Disease ravaged colonial-era Native American populations. What health [...] »

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A Trail of 4,000 Tears
Painting, The Trail of Tears, Robert Lindneux, Woolaroc Museum

Discover the ramifications of the Indian Removal Act of 1830.

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