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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Invincible Cities
Photo, 606 South 3rd St., 2003, Camilo Jose Vergara, Invincible Cities

Visual depictions of post-industrial urban decay in California and New [...] »

Austin Treasures: Online Exhibits from the Austin History Center
Photo. Austin Magnesium plant used during WWII

Discover the depth of Austin, Texas's urban history through 10 online [...] »

Archive of Early American Images
Image, The Archive of Early American Images.

Collects more than 4,000 images from books created in Europe between 1492 [...] »

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Potent Quotables: Every Vote Counts

After more than two centuries of citizenship, much has been said about [...] »

Women at War

Women have fought in every U.S. war, but only recently have they gained [...] »

New World Wonders

How did explorers describe the plants and animals they discovered in America [...] »

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Causes of the American Revolution
Broadside, A card, New York, 1774, LoC, rbpe 10700100

What were the causes of the American Revolution? They were more complicated [...] »

Coal and the Industrial Revolution
Photo, At the close of the day, January 1911, Lewis Hine, Library of Congress

How can the story of coal help students understand the nature of today's [...] »

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 [...] »

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Social Security Administration

Explore both the history of the SSA itself and that of the Social Security [...] »

Small Business Association

What is the FAR? Looking for copies of small business laws? Well, you have [...] »

Architect of the Capitol

What do our buildings tell us about ourselves? Take a spin around this [...] »

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Premonition of Death

Accounts of Abraham Lincoln's dream of a presidential assassination vary, [...] »