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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Thomas A. Edison Papers

A vast database of Thomas Edison's papers, including correspondence, [...] »

Making the Macintosh: Technology and Culture in Silicon Valley
Advertisement, At last THE MOUSE is here.., 1975, Dean Hovey Personal Papers.

Preserves the history of the Macintosh through interviews with designers, [...] »

Kate and Sue McBeth, Missionary Teachers to the Nez Perce
Drawing, The Scalp Dance, 1855, Gustav Sohon, WA State Historical Society.

Presents the letters and diaries of Kate and Sue McBeth, late 19th-century [...] »

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In Dr. King's Words

People can identify (some of) the words of Martin Luther King Jr. Can you [...] »

Spot the President: Presidential Campaign Ads

Decide whether these statements on the more-than-50-year-old tradition of [...] »

Constitution Day

Securing the blessings of liberty for ourselves and for posterity—answer [...] »

Beyond the Textbook

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Girls’ Labor and Leisure in the Progressive Era
Photographic Print, Protest against child labor in a labor parade, 1909 May 1, L

The historical impact young girls had on the Progressive Era is often [...] »

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 [...] »

Causing the Civil War
Postcard, Train Load of Cotton for Export, South, 1902-1903, NYPL

Did King Cotton cause the Civil War? Or should you look further?

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National Resources

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James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation

Looking for a way to fund graduate education related to teaching the U.S. [...] »

National Institutes of Health
Photo, Dr. Thomas Starzl, 1960-1980, Office of History, NIH

Repository for the history of the federal agency, medical profession, and [...] »

Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Design embodies both artistic ingenuity and responses to everyday problems [...] »

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True Americans in the Cold War
Confessed Communist spymaster Elizabeth Bentley

Looking for the Red in the Red, White, and Blue?

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