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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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Vietnam War Era Ephemera Collection
Pamphlet, Angela Davis is Innocent, 1970, University of Washington

Explore campus protest ephemera and the youth movements of the 1960s and 70s [...] »

National Security Archive
Photo, S/Sgt Billy Davis, a sentry, c. June 1959, National Security Archive

Read official documents on U.S. intelligence and positions from the Cold War [...] »

A People at War
Poster, Five Sullivan Brothers. . . , 1941 - 1945, NARA

A collection of primary sources detailing the American war effort in World [...] »

History Quiz

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Charters for Colonies

To legally exist, English colonies needed charters from the monarchy. Answer [...] »

Presidential Moments: Inaugural Addresses

Can you match these famous first words with their presidential speakers?

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Potent Quotables: Every Vote Counts

After more than two centuries of citizenship, much has been said about [...] »

Beyond the Textbook

Question textbook narratives
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, [...] »

Jim Crow Segregation: The Difficult and Anti-Democratic Work of White Supremacy
Print, For the Sunny South. An Airship. . . , 1913, Library of Congress

The fight against segregation and its discriminatory practices does not [...] »

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
National Endowment for the Humanities

Meet the largest governmental funder of humanities programs in the U.S.

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National Institute for Literacy
Photo, "Artis struisvogel leest krant van oppasser,"1951, Flickr Commons

Do you have struggling readers in your class? Try incorporating literacy [...] »

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 [...] »