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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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James Fenimore Cooper Society
Portrait, James Fenimore Cooper. John Wesley Jarvis, 1822, Wikipedia

Teenagers in love? By the author of The Last of the Mohicans?

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American Transcendentalism Web
Image, the web of American Transcendentalism

Presents texts by and about the major figures of American Transcendentalism [...] »

Kentuckiana Digital Library
Photo, African American children..., 1885-1966, James Wells, Nollau Collection.

Collects photographs, texts, and oral histories drawn from 15 Kentucky [...] »

History Quiz

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Turning Turtle: Shipwrecks and Disasters at Sea

The ship's on her beam-ends and all's lost! Test your knowledge of maritime [...] »

Presidential Moments: Campaigns

Think the mudslinging in modern campaigns is bad? Campaigns have always been [...] »

Early American Artifacts

What did people living in what is now known as North America leave behind? [...] »

Beyond the Textbook

Question textbook narratives
20th-century Jewish Immigration
Dry plate negative, approx. 1920-1930, Jewish colonies and settlements, LOC

Divided into two waves of immigration by textbooks, the continuity of [...] »

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, [...] »

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
National Agricultural Statistics Service

Why did George Washington start gathering national data on agriculture?

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National Center for Education Statistics
Marginalia, CHNM

Ever wondered about the numbers behind the latest teaching trends?

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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
Negative, Victory Corps. . . , Alfred T. Palmer, September-October 1942, LoC

Did you know that there is a specific law enforcement agency for firearm [...] »

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True Americans in the Cold War
Confessed Communist spymaster Elizabeth Bentley

Looking for the Red in the Red, White, and Blue?

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