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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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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The Capital and the Bay, ca. 1600-1925

What picture have people painted of the Washington, D.C. in written works? [...] »

White House Historical Association

There's more to the White House than the President himself—music, art, staff [...] »

History Quiz

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Women at War

Women have fought in every U.S. war, but only recently have they gained [...] »

American Personalities: Uncle Sam and Lady Liberty

Uncle Sam and Lady Liberty are popular American icons. How much do you know [...] »

Paradise in a Breakfast Bowl

A morning meditation on flakes: Do your morals and values help you decide [...] »

Beyond the Textbook

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Causes of the American Revolution
Broadside, A card, New York, 1774, LoC, rbpe 10700100

What were the causes of the American Revolution? They were more complicated [...] »

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. [...] »

Panic of 1873
Panic as a Health Officer Cleaning the Streets

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

National Resources

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Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

Are you a special education educator? Teach in an inclusive classroom?

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Voice of America

Find out how to pronounce tricky names, and listen to official international [...] »

U.S. Navy

Who defends our seas, and how do they do it? Explore primary sources and [...] »

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The Origins of the Service Flag
Photography, Five Sullivan Brothers--They Did Their Part, c. 1941 - 1945, Wikime

Discover what the symbols on these flags stand for.

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