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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Great Lakes Maritime History Project
Photo, Lake Michigan Sunrise, October 13, 2009, Indy Kethdy, Flickr

Delve into Wisconsin's maritime history. Discover the multiple ways in which [...] »

Interpreting the Declaration of Independence by Translation
In Congress, July 4, 1776, a declaration by the representatives. LOC

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The Big Picture: Match the Ad to the Year

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Memorial Day: The Poppy Puzzle

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Airplane Meals

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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 [...] »

Denmark Vesey
An official report of the trials of sundry Negroes, 1822

Tried and executed in 1822, along with many other slaves, for a plotted [...] »

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. [...] »

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U.S. Air Force

From pilots to shuttle central command, how does the Air Force fulfill its [...] »

National Atlas

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Selective Service System
Lithograph, Don't wait for the draft--Volunteer, 1917, Library of Congress

Did you know that the draft was used in times of peace, as well as war?

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Taxation to Revolution
Print, Darley & Felix Octavius Carr, The Stamp Act Denounced, NYPL

It was reasoned that no colonists could fear an act that made them drink [...] »