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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Thomas Paine National Historical Association

Explore the life and works of one of the most famous revolutionaries—Thomas [...] »

Open Yale Courses
Photo, Professor Frank Snowden, Open Yale Courses

Looking for a little professional development? Miss your college classes? [...] »

Red Hot Jazz Archive: A History of Jazz before 1930

Discover over 200 jazz bands and musicians active from 1895-1929, captured [...] »

History Quiz

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Alien Invasions

For each pair of animal and plant species, identify the one that is not [...] »

Baseball in Black and White

Baseball might be America's favorite past time, but it has not always been [...] »

Sand, Sea, and Oil: Operation Desert Storm

It's in the name: "Desert." How did the environment affect the Persian Gulf [...] »

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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 [...] »

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? [...] »

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, [...] »

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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 [...] »

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

Commemorate the lives of the millions of people murdered during the [...] »

Federal Judiciary

Can’t tell an affadavit from an acquittal? Learn the legal lingo.

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Industrializing Women
Photo, Packing Uneeda. . . , c. 1933, National Biscuit Company, Baker Library

Did industrialization result in more women working outside the home or in [...] »