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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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Slave Movement During the 18th and 19th Centuries

Analyze data to understand the impact of slavery on the colonies and nation [...] »

Memoirs v. Tapes: President Nixon and the December Bombings

Was Nixon as reluctant to initiate the Christmas bombing as his memoirs [...] »

Photographing History: Fred J. Maroon and the Nixon Years
Photograph, After a session of the House hearings.., July 1974, Fred J. Maroon.

View the many faces of President Nixon as captured by photographer Fred [...] »

History Quiz

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Early American Artifacts

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

Stamping Out Free Speech?

The Stamp Act of 1765 had colonists crying foul. Answer these questions [...] »

War of Invaders

What do these biased narratives of the French and Indian War tell us?

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Beyond the Textbook

Question textbook narratives
Panic of 1873
Panic as a Health Officer Cleaning the Streets

Beginning in Europe, the Panic of 1873 quickly spread to the United States [...] »

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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Causes of the American Revolution
Broadside, A card, New York, 1774, LoC, rbpe 10700100

What were the causes of the American Revolution? They were more complicated [...] »

National Resources

Federal teaching resources
U.S. Census Bureau

The U.S. Census counts everyone! It creates a current image of the nation [...] »

U.S. Air Force

From pilots to shuttle central command, how does the Air Force fulfill its [...] »

Bureau of Labor Statistics
Charts, "Educational Attainment," Bureau of Labor Statistics

Is your grandfather more likely to be working now than he would have been in [...] »

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Manifest Destiny: Creating an American Identity
chromolithograph, American Progress, c1873, George A. Crofutt, LOC

Discover how the concept of a "Manifest Destiny" shaped American perceptions [...] »