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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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Thomas Eakins: American Realist

Discover one of America's great realists, and see the Philadelphia of his [...] »

Urban Planning, 1794-1918: An International Anthology

How did WWI affect urban development? How did it impact housing and business [...] »

NativeTech: Native American Technology and Art
Photo, Dyeing Quills in the Kitchen…, N. Fonicello, NativeTech: Natural Dye.

Learn about Native American technology, including wigwams, beadwork, pottery [...] »

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Playing History

Board games preserve the past in squares, paper money, and toy tokens. [...] »

African American History Month: Civil Rights Worldwide

These African American civil rights activists affected more than the U.S. [...] »

In Dr. King's Words

People can identify (some of) the words of Martin Luther King Jr. Can you [...] »

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 [...] »

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? [...] »

Coal and the Industrial Revolution
Photo, At the close of the day, January 1911, Lewis Hine, Library of Congress

How can the story of coal help students understand the nature of today's [...] »

National Resources

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Photo, NASA, ESA, and M. Livio and the Hubble 20th Anniversary Team (STScI)

Since its inception, NASA has accomplished many scientific and technological [...] »

U.S. Census Bureau

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

Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, the nation's [...] »

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The Many Faces of Immigration
Colored Lithograph, Welcome to all!, 1880, LOC

American is built upon immigration. However, attitudes about immigration [...] »