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 Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library eLibrary

More than 5,700 documents related to Woodrow Wilson's life and presidency. [...] »

Physical Sciences Collection: Surveying and Geodesy

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

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iCivics
Screenshot, People's Pie, iCivics

Games can be more than mindless fluff. When content-rich, they can engage [...] »

History Quiz

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African American History Month: Civil Rights Worldwide

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

Plays You Won't See in the Superbowl

Football has always been a great American sport, but how much do you know [...] »

Drafting Music

Both the North and South instituted drafts during the Civil War. Popular [...] »

Beyond the Textbook

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20th-century Jewish Immigration
Dry plate negative, approx. 1920-1930, Jewish colonies and settlements, LOC

Divided into two waves of immigration by textbooks, the continuity of [...] »

The Modern Civil Rights Movement: A River of Purposeful Anger
Dynamics of Idealism- Volunteers for Civil Rights, 1965-1982 432x240

Textbooks are silent about defining race and racism, even though the modern [...] »

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 [...] »

National Resources

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Architect of the Capitol

What do our buildings tell us about ourselves? Take a spin around this [...] »

U.S. House of Representatives, Office of the Clerk

A comprehensive current and historical look at this legislative body and its [...] »

U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency

How did recreational drug use grow into a U.S. drug culture? How did it [...] »

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Protestant Immigration to Louisiana
Jackson Square, New Orleans, early 1900s

On the trail of French Calvinists—apocryphal stories and actual immigrant [...] »