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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FDIC Historical Studies
Logo. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

What do you know about the 1980s Savings and Loan crisis?

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Texts from Collections of the University of Wisconsin, Madison

Access a selection of rare 19th-century books online.

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Toledo's Attic: A Virtual Museum of Toledo, Ohio

Explore Toledo, Ohio's entertainment, technological, business, and political [...] »

History Quiz

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A Culture Productive of Infinite Wretchedness

How did the American colonies get addicted to growing tobacco?

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Naming Colonial History

Everyone knows what "American Revolution" means. But can you identify these [...] »

A Symbol of Friendship

The cherry trees in Washington, DC were a gift from Japan. What does their [...] »

Beyond the Textbook

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Jim Crow Segregation: The Difficult and Anti-Democratic Work of White Supremacy
Print, For the Sunny South. An Airship. . . , 1913, Library of Congress

The fight against segregation and its discriminatory practices does not [...] »

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 [...] »

Labor and Trade in Colonial America
Photo, Weavers at Colonial Williamsburg, May 29, 2010, animalvegetable, Flickr

Was colonial trade really triangular? What kinds of work did colonists do, [...] »

National Resources

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U.S. Census Bureau

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

Central Intelligence Agency
Glass negative, "Belle Boyd," Confederate spy, Between 1855 and 1865, LoC

You've seen spy movies, but what is the real history of U.S. [...] »

Students Abroad

If you're lucky enough to be able to arrange an international trip, know [...] »

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Presidential Death During the Election Process
Vice-President James Schoolcraft Sherman

Unforeseen events and potential crises forced politicians and lawmakers to [...] »