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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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Sanborn® Fire Insurance Maps, UT

1,275 detailed historical maps, dating from 1867 through 1969, depict 40 [...] »

Handbook of Texas Online
Corpus Christi de la Isleta mission

This website contains a vast collection of resources on Texas history and [...] »

U.S. Congressional Serial Set, 1817-1994

More than 355,000 items produced by the U.S. Senate and House of [...] »

History Quiz

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Voices in the Whirlwind

To each prophet, a certain way of speaking. Match civil rights leaders with [...] »

America's Love for the Automobile

An Exciting Whiff of Danger or La Belle Dame sans Merci?

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Alien Invasions

For each pair of animal and plant species, identify the one that is not [...] »

Beyond the Textbook

Question textbook narratives
Labor and Trade in Colonial America
Photo, Weavers at Colonial Williamsburg, May 29, 2010, animalvegetable, Flickr

Was colonial trade really triangular? What kinds of work did colonists do, [...] »

Huey Long
Stereograph, U.S. Senator Huey Long, c.1933, Keystone View Company

How exactly did U.S. Senator Huey Long intend to end poverty across the U.S [...] »

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
National Institute for Literacy
Photo, "Artis struisvogel leest krant van oppasser,"1951, Flickr Commons

Do you have struggling readers in your class? Try incorporating literacy [...] »

National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Photo, NASA, ESA, and M. Livio and the Hubble 20th Anniversary Team (STScI)

Since its inception, NASA has accomplished many scientific and technological [...] »

National Air and Space Museum
Cigarette card, Imaginary A plane, c. 1957-1958, NYPL Digital Gallery

Fly me to the moon became a famous Frank Sinatra line. NASA also made this a [...] »

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The Fighting Canadiens
Print, Battle of Blue Licks, 1859, NYPL Digital Gallery

Discover how French Canadians reacted to the American Revolution.

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