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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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Texas Archive of the Moving Image
Screenshot, Ice Cream, Texas Archive of the Moving Image

Watch some Texas history, submit your own, or learn to make local [...] »

North American Slave Narratives, Beginnings to 1920
Illustration, THE QUIET, DIM-LIGHTED ROOM..., 1914, Grace E. King, L. Graham Co.

Explore all of the known published slave narratives, to better understand [...] »

Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media

How can you incorporate digital technology into your teaching, study, or [...] »

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Remembering All Veterans

Veterans Day is for everyone who fought for the U.S.—including those who [...] »

Presidential Moments: Campaigns

Think the mudslinging in modern campaigns is bad? Campaigns have always been [...] »

Classroom Glory

Does the movie "Glory" depict historical accuracy or wholesale fiction?

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Beyond the Textbook

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20th-century Jewish Immigration
Dry plate negative, approx. 1920-1930, Jewish colonies and settlements, LOC

Divided into two waves of immigration by textbooks, the continuity of [...] »

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 [...] »

National Resources

Federal teaching resources
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
Negative, Victory Corps. . . , Alfred T. Palmer, September-October 1942, LoC

Did you know that there is a specific law enforcement agency for firearm [...] »

Social Security Administration

Explore both the history of the SSA itself and that of the Social Security [...] »

Smithsonian American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery

American art makes the interpretive nature of historical knowledge clear. [...] »

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American Resistance to a Standing Army
Print, 1904, Uniforms of the 86th Regt.,& 19th Regt, from Social England, NYPL

Americans of the 18th century took a much dimmer view of the institution of [...] »