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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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Historical Thinking Matters
Image, rosa parks, Center for History and New Media.

Presents four guided investigations—on the Spanish-American War, the Scopes [...] »

Encyclopedia Virginia
women at Stonewall Jackson's tomb

Looking for an extensive collection of sources on Virginia history? Here's a [...] »

Washington State Digital Archives

Attention Washington State educators! Looking for primary sources? With more [...] »

History Quiz

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Native American Heritage Month: Questioning Photos

Photographs capture how someone appeared at one moment in time. But who [...] »

Fly Away Jim Crow

Equality requires more than a Proclamation. Try to answer these questions on [...] »

Dueling Logic

Pistols at noon, or handbags at dawn? Decode the Code of Honor by answering [...] »

Beyond the Textbook

Question textbook narratives
The Tet Offensive
Eddie Adams, Vietcong shooting prisoner cropped

American historians have depicted the Tet Offensive as the turning point for [...] »

Rise of the Automobile
Photo, Model A Ford in front of antique gas pumps, August 4, 2007, Flickr

Americans today take cars for granted. How did they change American life? [...] »

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 [...] »

National Resources

Federal teaching resources
James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation

Looking for a way to fund graduate education related to teaching the U.S. [...] »

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 [...] »

U.S. Senate Historical Office
Lithograph, "The Great Congressional Tramp. . . ," 1882, Mayer, U.S. Senate site

Political cartoons, photos, oral histories, artifacts, essays, and facts. [...] »

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Mundane Lives and Extreme Adventures
Settlers at Jamestown, 1607

What were the primary concerns of English colonists in early 17th-century [...] »