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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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Lincoln-Douglas Debates of 1858

Compare Republican and Democrat accounts of the great debates.

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African American Women Writers of the 19th Century
Image, A selection of published works, 1999, Digital Schomburg African...

Read the full text of 52 published works by black women writers from the [...] »

Bound for Glory: America in Color, 1939-1943

View color photographs of everyday life during the Great Depression and pre- [...] »

History Quiz

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Paradise in a Breakfast Bowl

A morning meditation on flakes: Do your morals and values help you decide [...] »

Voices of Women's Reform

There’s more to it than Seneca Falls.

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Presidential Moments: Inaugural Addresses

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

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Beyond the Textbook

Question textbook narratives
Rise of the Automobile
Photo, Model A Ford in front of antique gas pumps, August 4, 2007, Flickr

Americans today take cars for granted. How did they change American life? [...] »

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 [...] »

Huey Long
Stereograph, U.S. Senator Huey Long, c.1933, Keystone View Company

How exactly did U.S. Senator Huey Long intend to end poverty across the U.S [...] »

National Resources

Federal teaching resources
Federal Highway Administration
Lithograph, Chas. H. Kabrich, c. 1896, Donaldson Litho. Co., LoC

Do you fit today's transportation norms? Do you reside in a suburb or a city [...] »

U.S. Marine Corps

Why are the Marines known as "America's 911 Force"? Explore this division of [...] »

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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Black-Robed Regiment

Not technically a military force, the "Regiment" proved integral to the [...] »