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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The Challenge of Democracy: LBJ in the Oval Office: Johnson's Vietnam Anguish

Listen to four telephone conversations recorded by Lyndon B. Johnson related [...] »

StoryCorps
Photo, MobileBooth West in Reno, StoryCorps blog

Connect 20th-century events and daily life with real human experiences [...] »

The Urban Landscape
Photo, Black Durham [Jourdan Transfer] [Folder 12 picture 1], Duke University

View photographs of a variety of urban landscapes.

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History Quiz

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Native American Heritage Month: Questioning Photos

Photographs capture how someone appeared at one moment in time. But who [...] »

Thanksgiving Dinner in 1943

What traditional Thanksgiving foods would have been hard to come by during [...] »

The Royal We: Princesses of the Past

Daughters of rulers and subjects of history...are these statements on women [...] »

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 [...] »

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, [...] »

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? [...] »

National Resources

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U.S. House of Representatives, Office of the Clerk

A comprehensive current and historical look at this legislative body and its [...] »

U.S. Marine Corps

Why are the Marines known as "America's 911 Force"? Explore this division of [...] »

U.S. Navy

Who defends our seas, and how do they do it? Explore primary sources and [...] »

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Tippecanoe and Walking Canes Too
Battle of Tippecanoe, 1811

A family’s oral history intersects with larger events in U.S. history.

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