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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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Labor Arts
Arkansas farmers building a cooperative syrup mill on FSA. 1940

What role has art had in the depiction and reality of U.S. labor?

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Gettysburg National Military Park: Camp Life
Photo, Domino Set, Gettysburg National Military Park

What did soldiers do between battles? Sometimes, fought off boredom!

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Shaping the Constitution
Cartoon, Making the Polls. . . , 1915, Ralph Barton, Shaping the Consitution

What role did Virginia play in defining the U.S. and upholding rights we now [...] »

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The Many Roots of African American Cooking

Africa, Europe, and North America—mix, and serve. Explore the foods that [...] »

Selling the Dream

"Don’t Sell the Steak—Sell the Sizzle!"

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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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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. [...] »

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 [...] »

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 [...] »

National Resources

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Preserve America

Preserve America is a White House initiative uniting the work of 11 federal [...] »

U.S. Postal Service
Photo, City Carrier, 1975, United States Postal Service

Come rain or shine, the mail must go through, bringing information and [...] »

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Photo, Russ Hopcroft, from the University . . . , 2002, Ian MacDonald, NOAA

Explore the history of science and technology, maritime history, and the [...] »

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Broadcasting Longevity
family around their radio

The roots of the Grand Ole Opry extend deep into radio broadcasting [...] »