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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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Sanborn® Fire Insurance Maps for Georgia Towns and Cities, 1884-1922
Map, Atlanta, Ga. 1886, Sheet 11, Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps for Georgia Towns

More than 540 urban maps of Georgia from between 1884 and 1922, detailing [...] »

Red Cross: Exploring Humanitarian Law
Photo, Russians teaching prisoners the cossack dance., 1915, Flickr Commons

Humanitarian law and history are hardly mutually exclusive.

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Presidential Moments: Inauguration

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American Myths: Christopher Columbus

In 1492, what did Columbus really do?

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Remembering All Veterans

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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 [...] »

20th-century Jewish Immigration
Dry plate negative, approx. 1920-1930, Jewish colonies and settlements, LOC

Divided into two waves of immigration by textbooks, the continuity of [...] »

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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 [...] »

Federal Reserve Board

The economy's on everyone's mind. Take advantage of that fact to teach a bit [...] »

National Museum of American History

See our history come to life within the expansive exhibits and educational [...] »

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Union Cavalry

The development of the Union cavalry forces was behind that of the [...] »