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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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Lesson Plans Library
Image, Lesson Plans Library, 2010, Discovery Education.

Hundreds of lesson plans, right at your fingertips. Incorporate them in the [...] »

Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project
Photo, Gas mask drill, 1952, Jackson Library, University of North Carolina

What role have women played in war and the military?

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Through Our Parent's Eyes: Tucson's Diverse Community

Learn about the ethnically diverse history of Tucson, AZ.

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History Quiz

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Drafting Music

Both the North and South instituted drafts during the Civil War. Popular [...] »

A Culture Productive of Infinite Wretchedness

How did the American colonies get addicted to growing tobacco?

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Presidential Moments: Inauguration

The first day on the new job is difficult for everybody—including U.S. [...] »

Beyond the Textbook

Question textbook narratives
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 [...] »

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 [...] »

The Atomic Bomb: Hiroshima and Nagasaki
photographic print, Second atomic bombing of Nagasaki, 1945 August, LOC

Controversial issues are often simplified in textbooks. Discover the facts [...] »

National Resources

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Federal Judiciary

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

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Central Intelligence Agency
Glass negative, "Belle Boyd," Confederate spy, Between 1855 and 1865, LoC

You've seen spy movies, but what is the real history of U.S. [...] »

National Center for Education Statistics
Marginalia, CHNM

Ever wondered about the numbers behind the latest teaching trends?

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The Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself
1st page of FDR text for his 1st inaugural address, National Archives

What we know and what we don't about the origin of the famous line in [...] »