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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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Pittsburgh City Photographer

See Pittsburgh, PA, the way it appeared as early as the 1890s.

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Sixties Project & Viet Nam Generation
Photo, Swinging London, 1969, The National Archives UK, Flickr Commons

Learn about the Vietnam anti-war movement through this website.

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American Originals
Louisiana Purchase Treaty, 1803, NARA

Explore 14 significant and compelling documents from the National Archive [...] »

History Quiz

Test your history knowledge
Turkey Tracking

Thanksgiving—how much do you know about the history of this popular holiday [...] »

Naming Colonial History

Everyone knows what "American Revolution" means. But can you identify these [...] »

The Royal We: Princesses of the Past

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

Beyond the Textbook

Question textbook narratives
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. [...] »

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 Modern Civil Rights Movement: A River of Purposeful Anger
Dynamics of Idealism- Volunteers for Civil Rights, 1965-1982 432x240

Textbooks are silent about defining race and racism, even though the modern [...] »

National Resources

Federal teaching resources
National Portrait Gallery

Allow students to "meet" their favorite historical figures.

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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Modern art isn't impossible to understand. Approach it as the product of its [...] »

Society for History in the Federal Government
Transparency, U.S. Capitol exteriors, c. 1920-1950, Theodor Horydczak, LoC

Represents historians across executive, judicial, and congressional [...] »

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The Origins of the Service Flag
Photography, Five Sullivan Brothers--They Did Their Part, c. 1941 - 1945, Wikime

Discover what the symbols on these flags stand for.

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