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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Baseball Cards, 1887-1914
Print, Good play at 3rd: George Moriarty/Ty Cobb, 1912, American Tobacco Co, LoC

A collection of over 2,100 early baseball cards.

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Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Digital Archives
Photograph, Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1933, Franklin D. Roosevelt Library & Museum.

Photographs, audio clips, documents, and more preserve the presidency of [...] »

Digital Scriptorium

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California or Bust

Who went west when? Answer questions about migration from 1935 to 2000.

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Constitution Day Count

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Stamping Out Free Speech?

The Stamp Act of 1765 had colonists crying foul. Answer these questions [...] »

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The Atomic Bomb: Hiroshima and Nagasaki
photographic print, Second atomic bombing of Nagasaki, 1945 August, LOC

Controversial issues are often simplified in textbooks. Discover the facts [...] »

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 [...] »

Causing the Civil War
Postcard, Train Load of Cotton for Export, South, 1902-1903, NYPL

Did King Cotton cause the Civil War? Or should you look further?

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Federal Trade Commission
Woodcut, Igirisujin Yokohama. . . , 1861, Sadahide Utagawa, LoC

Keeping businesses on the straight and narrow. Discover more about the [...] »

National Museum of American History

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

U.S. Department of Education

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Begging Leave to Inform the Publick
Begging leave to inform the publick

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