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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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Toledo's Attic: A Virtual Museum of Toledo, Ohio

Explore Toledo, Ohio's entertainment, technological, business, and political [...] »

The Museum of Broadcast Communications

Teaching media history and the spread of pop culture? Explore over 7,000 [...] »

Life After the Holocaust: Stories of Holocaust Survivors After The War

Can you imagine starting your life over in the U.S. following the Holocaust [...] »

History Quiz

Test your history knowledge
Early Telephone Etiquette

Should you leave your hat on when you talk on the telephone?

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Voices in the Whirlwind

To each prophet, a certain way of speaking. Match civil rights leaders with [...] »

Stamping Out Free Speech?

The Stamp Act of 1765 had colonists crying foul. Answer these questions [...] »

Beyond the Textbook

Question textbook narratives
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? [...] »

Slavery
Photo, "An ex-slave," 1897, New York Public Library Digital Gallery

What was it like to be a slave in 19th-century America? Accounts contrast. [...] »

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
Federal Trade Commission
Woodcut, Igirisujin Yokohama. . . , 1861, Sadahide Utagawa, LoC

Keeping businesses on the straight and narrow. Discover more about the [...] »

Federal Judicial Center
Photo, Harry Anstead. . . , 2000, Newhall Photography, Flickr Commons

The Federal Judicial Center is the education and research agency for federal [...] »

National Museum of American History

See our history come to life within the expansive exhibits and educational [...] »

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Colonial Teenagers
New England Kitchen a Century Ago, 1876, Library of Congress

Young people in their teens were not thought of as a distinct group, but as [...] »