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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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Science, Technology, and the CIA

Project "Acoustic Kitty," anyone? With different code names for missions, [...] »

Marian Anderson: A Life in Song
Photograph, Marian Anderson with Kosti Vehanen, 1935, Nancy M. Shawcross, UPenn.

Travel through the life and works of Marion Anderson with this online [...] »

The Blues, Black Vaudeville, and the Silver Screen, 1912-1930s
Circular advertising the Chicago Hot Shots. . . , Page 2, The Blues. . . site

How was the community support for and operation of Southern African American [...] »

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Teaching the 20th

When does the past go from 'recent' to 'history?' Consider these questions [...] »

Presidential Moments: Campaigns

Think the mudslinging in modern campaigns is bad? Campaigns have always been [...] »

Thanksgiving Dinner in 1943

What traditional Thanksgiving foods would have been hard to come by during [...] »

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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 [...] »

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 [...] »

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 [...] »

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U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Lithograph, [Patent medicine label for unnamed. . . ], 1830-1870, LoC

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has images of patents online [...] »

U.S. Air Force

From pilots to shuttle central command, how does the Air Force fulfill its [...] »

Team Ships

Learn the basic steps to building and commissioning a Navy vessel.

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Trailing Lewis and Clark

Spain sent several expeditions to find the Lewis and Clark Corps of [...] »