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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Ansel Adams's Photographs of Japanese-American Internment at Manzanar
Photo, Dressmaking class, 1943, Ansel Adams, Manzanar Relocation Center, Ca.

Ansel Adams's photographs preserve life at the Manzanar War Relocation [...] »

Music for the Nation: American Sheet Music, 1870-1885

What do the songs people sing tell us about their lives? Do they sing about [...] »

World War I History Commission Questionnaires

How did World War I change soldiers' attitudes, religious beliefs, and [...] »

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Memorial Day: The Poppy Puzzle

Do you know the history of this symbol?

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Riding the Rails

How many cows could a cowcatcher catch, if a cowcatcher could catch cows? [...] »

Early American Artifacts

What did people living in what is now known as North America leave behind? [...] »

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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 [...] »

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 [...] »

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 [...] »

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

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

National Air and Space Museum
Cigarette card, Imaginary A plane, c. 1957-1958, NYPL Digital Gallery

Fly me to the moon became a famous Frank Sinatra line. NASA also made this a [...] »

National Museum of American History

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Forebears’ Furniture
2nd floor plan of William Maclay mansion, built in 1793

How would a 1790 Pennsylvania farmhouse have been furnished?

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