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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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NativeWeb: Resources for Indigneous Cultures Around the World
Photo, On the Reservation, March 19, 2009, matsubatsu, Flickr

A unique website designed to foster communication regarding all of the [...] »

Laura Jernegan: Girl on a Whaleship

Make whaling, a rich part of New England history, relevant to young students [...] »

Beyond Words

Transcibe WWI era newspaper images and increase access to historical [...] »

History Quiz

Test your history knowledge
From War to Revolution

Can you answer these questions on figures who took part in the French and [...] »

Black Days in the Market

The Stock Market Crash of 1929 opened the curtain on the Great Depression. [...] »

In Our Own Time: Native American Timekeeping

Pre-Columbian calendars were very different from the ones we use today. Are [...] »

Beyond the Textbook

Question textbook narratives
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? [...] »

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 [...] »

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 [...] »

National Resources

Federal teaching resources
Federal Highway Administration
Lithograph, Chas. H. Kabrich, c. 1896, Donaldson Litho. Co., LoC

Do you fit today's transportation norms? Do you reside in a suburb or a city [...] »

Federal Trade Commission
Woodcut, Igirisujin Yokohama. . . , 1861, Sadahide Utagawa, LoC

Keeping businesses on the straight and narrow. Discover more about the [...] »

Government Printing Office
Photo, Headlines posted in street. . , 1940, Jack Delano, Flickr Commons

GPO is the Federal Government's resource for preserving and providing access [...] »

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Slavery in Colonial British North America

Slavery in colonial America was not an exclusively Southern institution.

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