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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New York Public Library Picture Collection Online
Photographic print, Tennis skirts, 1919, Picture Collection Online.

Support visual learners with a selection of more than 30,000 historical [...] »

Fats Waller Forever Digital Exhibit
Photo, Fats Waller dresses for show at the London Palladium, 1938, Ed Kirkeby.

Meet legendary jazz pianist Fats Waller. Be at the forefront of musical [...] »

Thomas Jefferson Digital Archive
Watercolor, View of Monticello and Garden, 1825, J. B. Peticolas, TJ Foundation.

Peruse more than 1,700 texts written by or to Thomas Jefferson—from [...] »

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Back to School

Binders, buses, and backpacks—consider the history of these back-to-school [...] »

Presidential Moments: Campaigns

Think the mudslinging in modern campaigns is bad? Campaigns have always been [...] »

Reading Photographs: MacArthur and Hirohito

How would you have planned this photograph if you were General MacArthur? [...] »

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20th-century Jewish Immigration
Dry plate negative, approx. 1920-1930, Jewish colonies and settlements, LOC

Divided into two waves of immigration by textbooks, the continuity of [...] »

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 [...] »

Panic of 1873
Panic as a Health Officer Cleaning the Streets

Beginning in Europe, the Panic of 1873 quickly spread to the United States [...] »

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National Museum of African Art

Approach African American history and culture through African art.

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Small Business Association

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

National Institutes of Health
Photo, Dr. Thomas Starzl, 1960-1980, Office of History, NIH

Repository for the history of the federal agency, medical profession, and [...] »

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Everyday Life in the 19th Century
Winslow Homer, The New Novel, 1877

Wandering through time into our ancestors' attic.

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