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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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Godey's Lady's Book
Color Plate, May, 1859, Godey’s Lady’s Book: Samples Collection.

Explore mid-18th century women's culture through three full-text issues of [...] »

Nixon Tapes
Photo, President Nixon (right) meets with staff, 1970, Nixon Library, NARA.

What was the nature of Nixon and Echeverria's political relationship?

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The Vietnam Project

A highly comprehensive look at the Vietnam War.

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History Quiz

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We the People . . . Rarely Agree

What does the Constitution mean to you? Match each quote to the historical [...] »

Plays You Won't See in the Superbowl

Football has always been a great American sport, but how much do you know [...] »

Presidential Moments: Inauguration

The first day on the new job is difficult for everybody—including U.S. [...] »

Beyond the Textbook

Question textbook narratives
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 [...] »

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 [...] »

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
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? [...] »

Federal Emergency Management Agency
Silkscreen, Disaster Broadcast. . . , 1941-1943, Edward T. Grigware, LoC

When the weather's not on our side, FEMA's there to lend a hand.

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U.S. Fire Administration
Photo, Angel Island Fire, Behind Alcatraz, October 12, 2008, LeeLeFever, Flickr

Give historical fires perspective through modern statistics.

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The Standardization of American English
Scanned image, Poor Richard: An Almanack for the Year of Christ 1739, Benjamin F

Why is colonial written English so different from the version we use today [...] »