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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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People with a History: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans* History
Photo, [Men reading Gay magazine], 1971,  Kay Tobin, New York Public Library

Use this extensive resource as a starting point for all inquiries into [...] »

Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Photo, Los Angeles Public Library, October 25, 2009, Lisa Newton, Flickr

Covering Californian urban history? Search more than 275,000 digitized [...] »

Salem Witchcraft Hysteria: A National Geographic Interactive Site

An interactive website which takes visitors through the Salem witch trials [...] »

History Quiz

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Baseball in Black and White

Baseball might be America's favorite past time, but it has not always been [...] »

The Ice Cream Wars

Was there conflict in the past over one of our favorite summer treats?

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Back to School

Binders, buses, and backpacks—consider the history of these back-to-school [...] »

Beyond the Textbook

Question textbook narratives
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 [...] »

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, [...] »

Women's Reform Movement
Print, A downright gabbler, or a goose that deserves to be hissed, 1829

The Seneca Falls Declaration of Sentiments in 1848 reflected the voices of [...] »

National Resources

Federal teaching resources
Mine Safety and Health Administration
Photo, Mule driver, adolescent. . . , 1915, U.S. Bureau of Mines, MSHA site

Ever considered using mining to teach labor history?...

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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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U.S. Census Bureau

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

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Tennessee's Social Studies Curriculum
Photo, "Salvage. . . ," Howard Liberman, 1942, NY Public Library

Standardization is a fairly new concept in education.

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