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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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September 11, 2001, Documentary Project
Drawing, Ahhhh, 2001, Ben Parrott, Library of Congress

Access children's pictures and Italian oral histories regarding 9/11, among [...] »

Freedom Now! An Archival Project of Tougaloo College and Brown University
Flyer, Council of Federated Organizations. . . , 1964, Tougaloo College Archives

Immerse yourself in the historical struggle for the African American vote in [...] »

TUPPERWARE!

Have you ever heard of a Tupperware party? Find out more about the household [...] »

History Quiz

Test your history knowledge
The Royal We: Princesses of the Past

Daughters of rulers and subjects of history...are these statements on women [...] »

Close Up on Hispanic American Heritage

Take a look at these fragments from U.S. history. What are they? Where do [...] »

Airplane Meals

Think you're a post-WWII expert? Test your knowledge with this quiz on the [...] »

Beyond the Textbook

Question textbook narratives
The Early Conservation Movement
photographic print, Quentin Roosevelt Planting a Tree, c1904, Edward S. Curtis,

The "go-green" movement is rampant in modern America. However, support for [...] »

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? [...] »

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 [...] »

National Resources

Federal teaching resources
U.S. House of Representatives, Office of the Clerk

A comprehensive current and historical look at this legislative body and its [...] »

Federal Judiciary

Can’t tell an affadavit from an acquittal? Learn the legal lingo.

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Selective Service System
Lithograph, Don't wait for the draft--Volunteer, 1917, Library of Congress

Did you know that the draft was used in times of peace, as well as war?

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Significant Changes in Teaching History over the Past Decade
children being quizzed

Three significant changes affect how we teach history and who is teaching it [...] »