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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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Website Reviews

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Early Washington Maps: A Digital Collection
Map, Authorized Birds Eye View of the Alaskan.., 1909, WSU Libraries.

Washington was once part of an area contested for between the U.S. and Great [...] »

Living Voices, Voces Vivas
Graphic. Living Voices

How do Native Americans preserve their heritage in the world of today?

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Jonathan Edwards Online
Painting, Jonathan Edwards, Wikipedia

Jonathan Edwards was the grandfather of Aaron Burr, and entrenched in the [...] »

History Quiz

Test your history knowledge
Earth Day: Lost to History

Human history affects more than human beings.

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Presidential Valentines

The politics of love—answer these questions about valentines to and from U.S [...] »

California or Bust

Who went west when? Answer questions about migration from 1935 to 2000.

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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 [...] »

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, [...] »

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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National Resources

Federal teaching resources
National Park Service
Screencapture, FDR Memorial, National Park Service homepage

Lesson plans, essays, multimedia, activities, and artifacts of U.S. heritage [...] »

National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Photo, NASA, ESA, and M. Livio and the Hubble 20th Anniversary Team (STScI)

Since its inception, NASA has accomplished many scientific and technological [...] »

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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Success and Failure in the New World
engraving, Croatoan, uploaded 14 May 2010, Flickr CC

Why did some colonies in the New World succeed while others faded away?

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