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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American Historical Association
American Historical Association screenshot

Research the history professional field, communicate with other historians, [...] »

U.S. Intelligence Policy Documentation Project

Read up on the NRO, NSA, and the use of satellite imaging for intelligence [...] »

Quilts and Quiltmaking in America, 1978-1996

From the queer to the quite extraordinary—explore the art of quiltmaking in [...] »

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First Ladies' Firsts

What about the other occupants of the White House?

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Who Won the War (of 1812)?

How do textbooks from different countries treat the War of 1812?

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When Whales Lit the World

Up to the 20th century, whalers provided oil for the industrial revolution. [...] »

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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. [...] »

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 [...] »

The Early Conservation Movement
photographic print, Quentin Roosevelt Planting a Tree, c1904, Edward S. Curtis,

The "go-green" movement is rampant in modern America. However, support for [...] »

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Federal Trade Commission
Woodcut, Igirisujin Yokohama. . . , 1861, Sadahide Utagawa, LoC

Keeping businesses on the straight and narrow. Discover more about the [...] »

National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Photo, NASA, ESA, and M. Livio and the Hubble 20th Anniversary Team (STScI)

Since its inception, NASA has accomplished many scientific and technological [...] »

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

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Refugees from the American Revolutionary War
tar and feathers and a loyalty oath

Neighbor against neighbor, brother against brother, father against son.

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