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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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Interpreting the Declaration of Independence by Translation
In Congress, July 4, 1776, a declaration by the representatives. LOC

Is the Declaration of Independence the same document when in a foreign [...] »

History Cooperative
Photo, Captain Puck van Heel (left) greets the Czechoslovak leader. Flickr

Catch up on the latest scholarly research, and learn and incorporate new [...] »

George Percival Scriven: An American in Bohol, The Philippines, 1899-1901
Photo, [Children Playing],  Duke University

Witness the U.S. Army's occupation of Bohol through the eyes of officer [...] »

History Quiz

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Political Animals

A menagerie of terms for politicians, parties, factions, and movements.

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The Garden of Infants

Kindergarten came to America in the 19th century on a wave of German [...] »

United We Stand: Industry and Famous Strikes

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

Beyond the Textbook

Question textbook narratives
Panic of 1873
Panic as a Health Officer Cleaning the Streets

Beginning in Europe, the Panic of 1873 quickly spread to the United States [...] »

The Tet Offensive
Eddie Adams, Vietcong shooting prisoner cropped

American historians have depicted the Tet Offensive as the turning point for [...] »

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 [...] »

National Resources

Federal teaching resources
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Photo, Barking Frog, Mark A. Musselman, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The government acts for fauna as well as society. When did this start? Why [...] »

James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation

Looking for a way to fund graduate education related to teaching the U.S. [...] »

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Photo, Russ Hopcroft, from the University . . . , 2002, Ian MacDonald, NOAA

Explore the history of science and technology, maritime history, and the [...] »

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Spy in a Petticoat
map of 1776 British attack on Charleston

"She had outwitted the British and oh how they hated her."

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