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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Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Digital Archives
Photograph, Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1933, Franklin D. Roosevelt Library & Museum.

Photographs, audio clips, documents, and more preserve the presidency of [...] »

Worthington Memory, Online Scrapbook

Explore the history and development of a small town. The online scrapbook [...] »

Stephen Foster's Sketchbook
Sketch, Over the Calm. . . , 1851, Stephen Foster, Stephen Foster's. . . site

Ever wondered what a composer's drafts look like? View Foster's sketchbook [...] »

History Quiz

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Past Rebel Lines

Benedict Arnold wasn't the only spy in the American Revolution. Take this [...] »

Dance, But Not That Way . . .

Do you know how to dance the Sleigh Bell Polka? Learn the proper way to [...] »

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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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 Tet Offensive
Eddie Adams, Vietcong shooting prisoner cropped

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

Huey Long
Stereograph, U.S. Senator Huey Long, c.1933, Keystone View Company

How exactly did U.S. Senator Huey Long intend to end poverty across the U.S [...] »

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U.S. Army
Photo, The 101st Airborne troops move out of Bastogne. . . , 1944, U.S. Army

Increase your knowledge of the people, past, and technology of the United [...] »

Social Security Administration

Explore both the history of the SSA itself and that of the Social Security [...] »

U.S. Census Bureau

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