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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Inventing Entertainment: The Early Innovations of the Edison Companies
Image, The Edison Manufacturing Co. and Thomas A. Edison, Inc.

Early motion pictures, sound recordings, and related materials document [...] »

National Register of Historic Places Travel Itineraries

Explore the historic sites in more than 50 cities and towns across the U.S [...] »

Musicians Local No. 627 and the Mutual Musicians Foundation
Photo, Payne's Band, Musicians Local No. 627 and the Mutual. . . site

Have you heard of musicians' unions? Learn about a 20th-century African [...] »

History Quiz

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Monuments to a Dream: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorials

Answer these questions about memorials to the life and ideals of MLK.

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Reading Photographs: A Dusty Street

When and where was this photo taken? See what clues you can spot!

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The "Daisy" Ad

Johnson, Goldwater, and the politics of fear.

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Beyond the Textbook

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The Tet Offensive
Eddie Adams, Vietcong shooting prisoner cropped

American historians have depicted the Tet Offensive as the turning point for [...] »

Denmark Vesey
An official report of the trials of sundry Negroes, 1822

Tried and executed in 1822, along with many other slaves, for a plotted [...] »

The Early Conservation Movement
photographic print, Quentin Roosevelt Planting a Tree, c1904, Edward S. Curtis,

The "go-green" movement is rampant in modern America. However, support for [...] »

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U.S. Department of Education

Use the resources offered by the Department of Education to help you become [...] »

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
Negative, Victory Corps. . . , Alfred T. Palmer, September-October 1942, LoC

Did you know that there is a specific law enforcement agency for firearm [...] »

Bureau of Labor Statistics
Charts, "Educational Attainment," Bureau of Labor Statistics

Is your grandfather more likely to be working now than he would have been in [...] »

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Rock Paper Scissors
Statue of Rochambeau in Lafayette Park

Gamester extraordinaire Comte de Rochambeau?

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