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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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Women in America: 1820 to 1842
Print, [Women and a man in a room, United States, 1841], New York Public Library

Peruse this website to explore comments made by Tocqueville, Beaumont, and [...] »

Carnegie Libraries of California
Photo, Los Angeles/Cahuenga, Pat & Bernie Skehan, Carnegie Libraries of CA.

Learn about the California libraries built with Carnegie funding.

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Nineteenth-Century Texas Law Online: Gammel's The Laws of Texas
Page, The Laws of Texas, 1920-21 [Vol 20], 1921, Hans P. M. Neilsen, UNT.

Delve into Texas law from early colonization through 1897.

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History Quiz

Test your history knowledge
Monuments to a Dream: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorials

Answer these questions about memorials to the life and ideals of MLK.

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Socks to War

Even humble, everyday artifacts have a rich place in history.

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Turning Turtle: Shipwrecks and Disasters at Sea

The ship's on her beam-ends and all's lost! Test your knowledge of maritime [...] »

Beyond the Textbook

Question textbook narratives
Causes of the American Revolution
Broadside, A card, New York, 1774, LoC, rbpe 10700100

What were the causes of the American Revolution? They were more complicated [...] »

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 Atomic Bomb: Hiroshima and Nagasaki
photographic print, Second atomic bombing of Nagasaki, 1945 August, LOC

Controversial issues are often simplified in textbooks. Discover the facts [...] »

National Resources

Federal teaching resources
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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National Museum of the American Indian

Make sure that your students know not all Native Americans lived in tipis or [...] »

National Agricultural Statistics Service

Why did George Washington start gathering national data on agriculture?

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Jewish Immigration During the Revolutionary War
Robert Morris, Geo Washington, and Haym Salomon monument, Chicago

Just before the Revolution, between 2,000 and 3,000 Jews lived in the [...] »