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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By Popular Demand: "Votes for Women" Suffrage Pictures, 1850-1920
Photo, Alice Stone Blackwell, half-length portrait, seated..., 1905-17, LoC.

View photographs, cartoons, and campaign items from the women's suffrage [...] »

Club Kaycee, Golden Age of Kansas City Jazz
Photo, Count Basie (left) during a concert in Cologne (Germany)

Listen to jazz from the '20s and '40s while learning about music greats and [...] »

Milwaukee Neighborhoods: Photos and Maps, 1885-1992

Take a visual journey through the development of Milwaukee, WI.

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History Quiz

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The Ice Cream Wars

Was there conflict in the past over one of our favorite summer treats?

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Women in Blues (and Jazz)

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

Alien Invasions

For each pair of animal and plant species, identify the one that is not [...] »

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 [...] »

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 [...] »

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 [...] »

National Resources

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U.S. Marine Corps

Why are the Marines known as "America's 911 Force"? Explore this division of [...] »

Team Ships

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

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Los Alamos National Laboratory
Photo, Kids watching rockets at the Summer Adventure, LANL site

Follow the development of Weapons of Mass Destruction through the protection [...] »

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How Did "Colonel" Become "Ker-nul"?
Colonels Washington, Mosby, and Lee

The pronunciation devil is in the historical details.

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