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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Website Reviews

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Architecture and Interior Design for America: 1935-1955
Negative, Apartment, 45 W. . . . , 1948, Gottscho-Schleisner, Inc., LoC

Explore early 20th century architecture and interior design with this [...] »

Women Artists of the American West

What have women artists considered worthy of depiction in the U.S. West?

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Physical Sciences Collection: Surveying and Geodesy

What tools do men use to turn wilderness into private property?

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History Quiz

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Presidents Day: Growing Up to Be President

Even American presidents were babies once!

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Women in Blues (and Jazz)

In the early 20th century, the new music recording industry embraced [...] »

Potent Quotables: Every Vote Counts

After more than two centuries of citizenship, much has been said about [...] »

Beyond the Textbook

Question textbook narratives
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 [...] »

Causes of the American Revolution
Broadside, A card, New York, 1774, LoC, rbpe 10700100

What were the causes of the American Revolution? They were more complicated [...] »

Labor and Trade in Colonial America
Photo, Weavers at Colonial Williamsburg, May 29, 2010, animalvegetable, Flickr

Was colonial trade really triangular? What kinds of work did colonists do, [...] »

National Resources

Federal teaching resources
Society for History in the Federal Government
Transparency, U.S. Capitol exteriors, c. 1920-1950, Theodor Horydczak, LoC

Represents historians across executive, judicial, and congressional [...] »

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Official poster, Veterans Day, 2008, United Staes Department of Veteran Affairs

Learn about the men who fought for American ideals and survived.

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National Center for Education Statistics
Marginalia, CHNM

Ever wondered about the numbers behind the latest teaching trends?

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Why Was the Boston Tea Party Not Stopped by British Troops?
Tea Destroyed by Indians, broadside

To some extent, the Boston Tea Party was the result of unintended [...] »