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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EDSITEment
Print, Common Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber), 1837, John Gould, NYPL

EDSITEment: A portal for fun historical learning from grades K-12.

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Core Historical Literature of Agriculture
Title page, The horse-hoeing husbandry, or..., 1733, Jethro Tull.

Searchable facsimiles of 1,850 monographs and 288 journal volumes related to [...] »

Remembering Herblock

View political cartoons by Herbert Block, father of the term, "McCarthyism [...] »

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Fashion Maven

Do you have your mother's—and her mother's—fashion sense?

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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 [...] »

The Great Black Hope

These African American athletes drew crowds with their skill and [...] »

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The Tet Offensive
Eddie Adams, Vietcong shooting prisoner cropped

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

Women's Reform Movement
Print, A downright gabbler, or a goose that deserves to be hissed, 1829

The Seneca Falls Declaration of Sentiments in 1848 reflected the voices of [...] »

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 [...] »

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U.S. House of Representatives, Office of the Clerk

A comprehensive current and historical look at this legislative body and its [...] »

U.S. Census Bureau

The U.S. Census counts everyone! It creates a current image of the nation [...] »

National Museum of African American History and Culture

What does it mean to be an American? Answer this question through the lens [...] »

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Protestant Immigration to Louisiana
Jackson Square, New Orleans, early 1900s

On the trail of French Calvinists—apocryphal stories and actual immigrant [...] »