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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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The Urban Landscape
Photo, Black Durham [Jourdan Transfer] [Folder 12 picture 1], Duke University

View photographs of a variety of urban landscapes.

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Kennedy and Castro: The Secret History
Photo, Fidel Castro, president of Cuba..., 1960, Warren K. Leffler, LoC

Did you know that Kennedy considered softening the national platform on Cuba [...] »

Bubbles, Panics, and Crashes: A Century of Financial Crises, 1830s-1930s
Business Booms and Depressions since 1775

Do your students think the Great Depression was the only previous slump in [...] »

History Quiz

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The Big Picture: Match the Ad to the Year

Be it the radio or the television, the slogans related to popular or [...] »

United We Stand: Industry and Famous Strikes

Stand up (or sit down) for better working conditions! Test your knowledge of [...] »

Vaccinations: Rites of Passage

Have you had your shots? Which childhood diseases do these public [...] »

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 [...] »

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 [...] »

Causing the Civil War
Postcard, Train Load of Cotton for Export, South, 1902-1903, NYPL

Did King Cotton cause the Civil War? Or should you look further?

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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 [...] »

U.S. Fire Administration
Photo, Angel Island Fire, Behind Alcatraz, October 12, 2008, LeeLeFever, Flickr

Give historical fires perspective through modern statistics.

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Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

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

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Digitized Newspaper Archives

How do you go back and find "the first draft of history"?

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