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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Legal Information Institute: Supreme Court Collection
Image, Supreme Court Building at night, Supreme Court of the United States.

Decisions made by the U.S. Supreme Court change history—explore historical [...] »

Hiroshima Peace Site
Photo, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park 10, cmbjn843, Flickr

Learn about Hiroshima and the history of nuclear warfare and non- [...] »

1492: An Ongoing Voyage

Featuring a variety of secondary sources, this website chronicles the [...] »

History Quiz

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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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Victory Vegetables

WWII Victory Gardens allowed citizens to raise food...and wage war!

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Native American Heritage Month: Questioning Photos

Photographs capture how someone appeared at one moment in time. But who [...] »

Beyond the Textbook

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Causes of the American Revolution
Broadside, A card, New York, 1774, LoC, rbpe 10700100

What were the causes of the American Revolution? They were more complicated [...] »

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 [...] »

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 [...] »

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Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

Are you a special education educator? Teach in an inclusive classroom?

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National Agricultural Statistics Service

Why did George Washington start gathering national data on agriculture?

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Students Abroad

If you're lucky enough to be able to arrange an international trip, know [...] »

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Laboring to Bring Forth Child Labor Statistics
watching Labor Day parade 1940

How many children were at work on the eve of World War II? What types of [...] »