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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Congress for the New Urbanism
Image, Congress for the New Urbanism.

What is New Urbanism, and does it effect you? Will it affect the way you buy [...] »

Kheel Center Labor Photos
Chinese American women sewing in a shop date unknown

More than 1,000 photographs from the history of the International Ladies [...] »

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Paradise in a Breakfast Bowl

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

Plays You Won't See in the Superbowl

Football has always been a great American sport, but how much do you know [...] »

In Our Own Time: Native American Timekeeping

Pre-Columbian calendars were very different from the ones we use today. Are [...] »

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John Brown's Raid
Painting, John Brown, 1867, Thomas S. Noble, NYPL Digital Gallery

Did Northerners all respond the same way to Brown's infamous raid? [...] »

Rise of the Automobile
Photo, Model A Ford in front of antique gas pumps, August 4, 2007, Flickr

Americans today take cars for granted. How did they change American life? [...] »

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 [...] »

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National Air and Space Museum
Cigarette card, Imaginary A plane, c. 1957-1958, NYPL Digital Gallery

Fly me to the moon became a famous Frank Sinatra line. NASA also made this a [...] »

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Photo, Russ Hopcroft, from the University . . . , 2002, Ian MacDonald, NOAA

Explore the history of science and technology, maritime history, and the [...] »

National Endowment for the Arts

Watch videos on jazz and opera history, courtesy of the National Endowment [...] »

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Tax Rates of the Mid-20th Century
graph, "Historic Tax Rates for the Highest and Lowest Income Earners", Wikimedia

Is it April 15 already? Discussing the recent past in context.

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