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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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Website Reviews

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Library of Congress: Webcasts
Photo, Mayor La Guardia speaks over WNYC. . . , 1940, Fred Polumbo, LoC

Access more than 500 webcasts from the Library of Congress.

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Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project
Photograph, Edison Concert Record: 8, 1898-1899, UC Santa Barbara Library.

Browse and listen to cylinder recordings, the first commercially produced [...] »

Emma Spaulding Bryant Letters
Letter, August 6, 1873, Emma Spaulding Bryant, Duke University

Explore husband-wife relationships through this late 19th century series of [...] »

History Quiz

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As American as Mom…

You know Mother's Day is all about mom, but do you know the history of the [...] »

Pre-Modern Pop Music

Before "pop" music reigned supreme, jazz and ragtime amassed great public [...] »

Voices in the Whirlwind

To each prophet, a certain way of speaking. Match civil rights leaders with [...] »

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 [...] »

The Tet Offensive
Eddie Adams, Vietcong shooting prisoner cropped

American historians have depicted the Tet Offensive as the turning point for [...] »

Slavery
Photo, "An ex-slave," 1897, New York Public Library Digital Gallery

What was it like to be a slave in 19th-century America? Accounts contrast. [...] »

National Resources

Federal teaching resources
National Institute for Literacy
Photo, "Artis struisvogel leest krant van oppasser,"1951, Flickr Commons

Do you have struggling readers in your class? Try incorporating literacy [...] »

National Archives and Records Administration
Letter, . . . Flag Design Suggestion, 10/1958, Sheryl Byland, NARA

With more than 10 billion items addressing U.S. history, you're bound to [...] »

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

Commemorate the lives of the millions of people murdered during the [...] »

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All Disquiet on the Western Front
German machine gunners in a trench

In Flanders fields the poppies blow. . . Why did trench warfare characterize [...] »