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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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American Shores: Maps of the Middle Atlantic Region to 1850

Explore the mid-Atlantic region with more than 1,852 maps created before [...] »

The Wright Brothers in Photographs

Meet the Wright Brothers and their family through photographs of friends and [...] »

Women of Valor

Meet international anarchist and women's rights activist Emma Goldman.

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History Quiz

Test your history knowledge
Women's History Month: Picturing Pocahontas

What do you picture when you hear her name?

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The "Daisy" Ad

Johnson, Goldwater, and the politics of fear.

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Beyond the Textbook

Question textbook narratives
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 [...] »

The Modern Civil Rights Movement: A River of Purposeful Anger
Dynamics of Idealism- Volunteers for Civil Rights, 1965-1982 432x240

Textbooks are silent about defining race and racism, even though the modern [...] »

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
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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Bureau of Justice Statistics
Graph, "Sentences for those convicted in federal court," BJS

Everyday you read about local crime in the newspaper, but are the rates [...] »

National Park Service
Screencapture, FDR Memorial, National Park Service homepage

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

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Freedom and the National Debt
1837 mock bank note

Old Hickory's hard currency—what are useful focal points in Jacksonian-era [...] »