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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Photographs of the Historic American Buildings Survey: Georgia

What sort of structures did the WPA consider culturally important to Georgia [...] »

History Cooperative
Photo, Captain Puck van Heel (left) greets the Czechoslovak leader. Flickr

Catch up on the latest scholarly research, and learn and incorporate new [...] »

Marchand Archive

Memorializes Roland Marchand with more than 6,100 images, including more [...] »

History Quiz

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Saving Daylight

Politicians get hot under the collar when discussing the hottest of topics— [...] »

Reading Photographs: Snow Day

When was this winter photo taken? See what clues you can spot!

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Women's History Month: Picturing Pocahontas

What do you picture when you hear her name?

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Beyond the Textbook

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Causing the Civil War
Postcard, Train Load of Cotton for Export, South, 1902-1903, NYPL

Did King Cotton cause the Civil War? Or should you look further?

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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 [...] »

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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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Photo, Barking Frog, Mark A. Musselman, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The government acts for fauna as well as society. When did this start? Why [...] »

Smithsonian
Negative, Dinsmore, Frances. Of Smithsonian. . . , 1915, Harris & Ewing, LoC

What can 19 museums, nine research centers, and the National Zoo offer your [...] »

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

Commemorate the lives of the millions of people murdered during the [...] »

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Breaking the Confederate Line at Antietam
Litho., Lincoln and McClellan, Brady National Photographic Art Gallery, 1862.

Hour by hour account of how Union Generals moved on the battlefield at [...] »