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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Earliest Voices: A Gallery from the Vincent Voice Library
Photo, GOMPERS, SAMUEL. PRESIDENT, A.F. OF L. 'WETS' DEMN. AT CAPITOL, 1919

Hear the conviction and charisma of seven renowned turn-of-the-century [...] »

Great Lakes Maritime History Project
Photo, Lake Michigan Sunrise, October 13, 2009, Indy Kethdy, Flickr

Delve into Wisconsin's maritime history. Discover the multiple ways in which [...] »

American Family Immigration History Center
Photo, Immigrants aboard a ship heading for the.., 1892, The Statue of Liberty..

Records of more than 25 million passengers and crew who passed through Ellis [...] »

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Earth Day: Lost to History

Human history affects more than human beings.

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Column A and Column B

In the 19th century, no one expected Chinese food to take off in the United [...] »

The California Gold Rush

"Seeing the elephant" in California.

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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 [...] »

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? [...] »

The Early Conservation Movement
photographic print, Quentin Roosevelt Planting a Tree, c1904, Edward S. Curtis,

The "go-green" movement is rampant in modern America. However, support for [...] »

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U.S. Coast Guard
Art, Auxliarist, Lew Jackson, U.S. Coast Guard

Who protects U.S. interests in international and domestic waters?

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U.S. Postal Service
Photo, City Carrier, 1975, United States Postal Service

Come rain or shine, the mail must go through, bringing information and [...] »

Indian Health Service
Photo, "Baby being weighed by nurse," IHS, 1887-1969, Dept. of Health

Disease ravaged colonial-era Native American populations. What health [...] »

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The Possible Path of Barnard Bee
Digital image, Carol Highsmith, Confederates Marching, Library of Congress, 2010

Examination of counterfactual questions and how they are used in historical [...] »