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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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Dynamics of Idealism: Volunteers for Civil Rights, 1965-1982
Photograph, Dynamics of Idealism: Volunteers for Civil Rights 1965-1982.

Learn about the volunteers who participated in a 1965 Southern Christian [...] »

Photographs of the Historic American Buildings Survey: Georgia

What sort of structures did the WPA consider culturally important to Georgia [...] »

Thomas Jefferson on Politics and Government

Learn about Jefferson's political views through this collection of [...] »

History Quiz

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Reading Photographs: Snow Day

When was this winter photo taken? See what clues you can spot!

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Voices of Women's Reform

There’s more to it than Seneca Falls.

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New World Wonders

How did explorers describe the plants and animals they discovered in America [...] »

Beyond the Textbook

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Slavery
Photo, "An ex-slave," 1897, New York Public Library Digital Gallery

What was it like to be a slave in 19th-century America? Accounts contrast. [...] »

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, [...] »

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 [...] »

National Resources

Federal teaching resources
U.S. Postal Service
Photo, City Carrier, 1975, United States Postal Service

Come rain or shine, the mail must go through, bringing information and [...] »

U.S. Coast Guard
Art, Auxliarist, Lew Jackson, U.S. Coast Guard

Who protects U.S. interests in international and domestic waters?

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Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Photo, Jason Tully, a CDC laboratorian. . . , ID# 7294, 2004, James Gathany, CDC

For when those historical figures suffered conditions you don't recognize. [...] »

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The Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself
1st page of FDR text for his 1st inaugural address, National Archives

What we know and what we don't about the origin of the famous line in [...] »