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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Website Reviews

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American Memory: Historical Collections for the National Digital Library

The Library of Congress offers an archive of more than 9 million primary [...] »

Department of Transportation: Digital Special Collections
Figure .2232(c) - Two Wheel Landing With Vertical Reactions-Nose Up

Read up on early 20th-century train and airplane accidents, among other [...] »

Rare Map Collection

Explore maps from throughout America's history, with a special focus on 19th [...] »

History Quiz

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War of Invaders

What do these biased narratives of the French and Indian War tell us?

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In Dr. King's Words

People can identify (some of) the words of Martin Luther King Jr. Can you [...] »

The Great Black Hope

These African American athletes drew crowds with their skill and [...] »

Beyond the Textbook

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The Atomic Bomb: Hiroshima and Nagasaki
photographic print, Second atomic bombing of Nagasaki, 1945 August, LOC

Controversial issues are often simplified in textbooks. Discover the facts [...] »

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

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Voice of America

Find out how to pronounce tricky names, and listen to official international [...] »

National Portrait Gallery

Allow students to "meet" their favorite historical figures.

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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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History of the Occult in America
Detail of spirits from 1917 illustration by Wladyslaw Benda, Library of Congress

Historians studying the hidden spirits of religion in America

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