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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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Marchand Archive

Memorializes Roland Marchand with more than 6,100 images, including more [...] »

George Washington: A National Treasure
Print. Washington's Reception on the Bridge at Trenton Flickr

What can you learn from the Lansdowne portrait of George Washington?

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American Originals
Louisiana Purchase Treaty, 1803, NARA

Explore 14 significant and compelling documents from the National Archive [...] »

History Quiz

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Playing History

Board games preserve the past in squares, paper money, and toy tokens. [...] »

History of Hidden Killers: Epidemics in America

Wherever people go, disease is sure to follow. Answer these questions about [...] »

Constitution Day Count

How does the Constitution measure up to other important documents in U.S. [...] »

Beyond the Textbook

Question textbook narratives
John Brown's Raid
Painting, John Brown, 1867, Thomas S. Noble, NYPL Digital Gallery

Did Northerners all respond the same way to Brown's infamous raid? [...] »

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 Tet Offensive
Eddie Adams, Vietcong shooting prisoner cropped

American historians have depicted the Tet Offensive as the turning point for [...] »

National Resources

Federal teaching resources
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

Service-learning and history don't have to be exclusive. Consider the [...] »

National Archives and Records Administration
Letter, . . . Flag Design Suggestion, 10/1958, Sheryl Byland, NARA

With more than 10 billion items addressing U.S. history, you're bound to [...] »

Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

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

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Honest Abe
Lincoln rainbow

The secret life of Lincoln? Gettysburg-era pride?

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