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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Linus Pauling and the Race for DNA: A Documentary History

Meet Linus Pauling, from his Nobel prizes to his "dirty laundry."

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Map History/History of Cartography: The Gateway to the Subject
Map, Highway map and guide of NE, 1920, Mid West Map Company, David Rumsey Col.

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1492: An Ongoing Voyage

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Classroom Glory

Does the movie "Glory" depict historical accuracy or wholesale fiction?

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Native American Heritage Month: Questioning Photos

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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 [...] »

Jim Crow Segregation: The Difficult and Anti-Democratic Work of White Supremacy
Print, For the Sunny South. An Airship. . . , 1913, Library of Congress

The fight against segregation and its discriminatory practices does not [...] »

The Tet Offensive
Eddie Adams, Vietcong shooting prisoner cropped

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U.S. Senate Historical Office
Lithograph, "The Great Congressional Tramp. . . ," 1882, Mayer, U.S. Senate site

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Social Security Administration

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Photo, Russ Hopcroft, from the University . . . , 2002, Ian MacDonald, NOAA

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Diversity in the 1920s

Segregation and equality in America was a case of double standards.

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