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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Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties
Illustration, Indians Traveling, 1847-1857, Seth Eastman, Department of the Inte

Digitizes Indian Affairs, a seven-volume compendium of treaties, [...] »

Prairie Settlement: Nebraska Photographs and Family Letters

Nearly 3,500 images and approximately 318 letters illuminate life on the [...] »

Jazz: A Film by Ken Burns

Can you tell New Orleans jazz from Bebop? Can you hear the variations in [...] »

History Quiz

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Food 50 Years Ago

Is your favorite food a recent invention?

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Early Telephone Etiquette

Should you leave your hat on when you talk on the telephone?

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In Our Own Time: Native American Timekeeping

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

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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? [...] »

Jim Crow Segregation: The Difficult and Anti-Democratic Work of White Supremacy
Print, For the Sunny South. An Airship. . . , 1913, Library of Congress

The fight against segregation and its discriminatory practices does not [...] »

Rise of the Automobile
Photo, Model A Ford in front of antique gas pumps, August 4, 2007, Flickr

Americans today take cars for granted. How did they change American life? [...] »

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U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency

How did recreational drug use grow into a U.S. drug culture? How did it [...] »

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. [...] »

Small Business Association

What is the FAR? Looking for copies of small business laws? Well, you have [...] »

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American Indian Women
Kutenai woman 1910

Different kinds of power in different cultures. Perceptions of dignified and [...] »