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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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Alaska's Digital Archive
Photo, Chief Jake of Killisnoo aroused, c. 1896-1920, Alaska State Library

View images related to Alaskan statehood and Native Americans.

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Selling the Computer Revolution: Marketing Brochures in the Collection

Presents more than 250 computer marketing brochures from 1948 to 1988.

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The Tax History Project

Follows the history of American taxation through a collection of primary and [...] »

History Quiz

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Socks to War

Even humble, everyday artifacts have a rich place in history.

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Women in Blues (and Jazz)

In the early 20th century, the new music recording industry embraced [...] »

Europe Encounters the Western Hemisphere

Can you answer these questions about the "exploration race" that brought [...] »

Beyond the Textbook

Question textbook narratives
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 [...] »

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 [...] »

Rise of the Automobile
Photo, Model A Ford in front of antique gas pumps, August 4, 2007, Flickr

Americans today take cars for granted. How did they change American life? [...] »

National Resources

Federal teaching resources
Architect of the Capitol

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

Small Business Association

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

U.S. Marine Corps

Why are the Marines known as "America's 911 Force"? Explore this division of [...] »

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Robert Gould Shaw

Where does the glory of Robert Shaw and the men of the 54th Massachusetts [...] »