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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The Wars for Vietnam: 1945-1975
Photo, Christmas in Vietnam, 1967, Richard William Crothers, Flickr Commons

Visit this website for a comprehensive introduction to the Vietnam War.

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Manuscripts from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1940
Photo, Saturday afternoon in Franklin, Ga, Apr-May, 1941, Jack Delano, LoC.

Read the life histories of a range of U.S. citizens, compiled by the WPA's [...] »

The Vietnam War Declassification Project

An extensive collection of primary documents pertaining to the American [...] »

History Quiz

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Europe Encounters the Western Hemisphere

Can you answer these questions about the "exploration race" that brought [...] »

United We Stand: Industry and Famous Strikes

Stand up (or sit down) for better working conditions! Test your knowledge of [...] »

Naming Colonial History

Everyone knows what "American Revolution" means. But can you identify these [...] »

Beyond the Textbook

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Girls’ Labor and Leisure in the Progressive Era
Photographic Print, Protest against child labor in a labor parade, 1909 May 1, L

The historical impact young girls had on the Progressive Era is often [...] »

Denmark Vesey
An official report of the trials of sundry Negroes, 1822

Tried and executed in 1822, along with many other slaves, for a plotted [...] »

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? [...] »

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Military History
Photo, The Five of Hearts - Renault. . . , U.S. Army Center of Military History

The U.S. Armed Forces maintain multiple historical offices within each [...] »

U.S. Census Bureau

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

Federal Reserve Board

The economy's on everyone's mind. Take advantage of that fact to teach a bit [...] »

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Iroquois and the Founding Fathers
Iroquois Indians, Montreal, 1891, New York Public Library.

Historians argue over whether the Founding Fathers' knowledge of Native [...] »