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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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Jacob Lawrence: Exploring Stories
Egg tempera, "Brownstones," J. Lawrence, 1958, Clark Atlanta University Art..

Frame your lessons on the Great Migration with the life and works of Jacob [...] »

Voices from the Dust Bowl: 1940-1941

Great Depression documentation of migrant work camps in central California [...] »

Idea of America
Photo, Head of rural family asking. . ., 1940, Dorothea Lange, Flickr Commons

The U.S. was formed on ideals, but how do these ideals manifest in reality? [...] »

History Quiz

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Presidential Moments: Inauguration

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

Mapping the Past

A map can tell you more than east, west, north, and south.

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Presidential Moments: Hail to the Chief Nicknames

Fond or far-fetched, everyone has one—but as president, nicknames garner the [...] »

Beyond the Textbook

Question textbook narratives
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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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? [...] »

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 [...] »

National Resources

Federal teaching resources
Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Design embodies both artistic ingenuity and responses to everyday problems [...] »

Society for History in the Federal Government
Transparency, U.S. Capitol exteriors, c. 1920-1950, Theodor Horydczak, LoC

Represents historians across executive, judicial, and congressional [...] »

Federal Judicial Center
Photo, Harry Anstead. . . , 2000, Newhall Photography, Flickr Commons

The Federal Judicial Center is the education and research agency for federal [...] »

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The American Civil War: Total or Just?
colored photomechanical print, The bombardment of Port Hudson, 1902 Mar. 3, E. P

Warfare always results in casualties, however, there are ways to reduce loss [...] »