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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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Library of Virginia Digital Library Program
Photograph, A cigarette machine is indeed intricate, 1939, Library of Va:SC.

Houses more than 1.2 million items on Virginia and life in the South.

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The Digital Classroom

An informative introduction to the practice and excitement of historical [...] »

Digital Librarian: A Librarian's Choice of the Best of the [History] Web
Photo, #104 - The librarian's cave, June 26, 2008, domesticat, Flickr

History grab bag! This gateway site has an eclectic mix of over 1,000 [...] »

History Quiz

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The Ice Cream Wars

Was there conflict in the past over one of our favorite summer treats?

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European Explorers in North America after Columbus

Who else left Europe following the call of wealth, fame, religion, or other [...] »

In Our Own Time: Native American Timekeeping

Pre-Columbian calendars were very different from the ones we use today. Are [...] »

Beyond the Textbook

Question textbook narratives
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 [...] »

Labor and Trade in Colonial America
Photo, Weavers at Colonial Williamsburg, May 29, 2010, animalvegetable, Flickr

Was colonial trade really triangular? What kinds of work did colonists do, [...] »

Panic of 1873
Panic as a Health Officer Cleaning the Streets

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

National Resources

Federal teaching resources
Smithsonian
Negative, Dinsmore, Frances. Of Smithsonian. . . , 1915, Harris & Ewing, LoC

What can 19 museums, nine research centers, and the National Zoo offer your [...] »

Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Photo, Jason Tully, a CDC laboratorian. . . , ID# 7294, 2004, James Gathany, CDC

For when those historical figures suffered conditions you don't recognize. [...] »

U.S. Department of Education

Use the resources offered by the Department of Education to help you become [...] »

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The Memphis Belle
The crew of the Memphis Belle complete their 25th mission. U.S. Air Force.

The last operational mission of a venerable World War II airplane.

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