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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Nixon and Sports
Photograph, Nixon and the Longhorns, ca. 1969, Nixon and Sports Images.

Explore the relationship between Nixon's love of sports and his actions as [...] »

The 19th Century in Print: Books

What were people reading around the time of the Civil War?

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A Curriculum of United States Labor History for Teachers

Learn about labor politics and economics throughout American history.

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History Quiz

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Advice for Beachgoers

Long before sunblock, boogie boards, or bikinis...did ladies wear corsets to [...] »

Presidential Moments: Hail to the Chief Nicknames

Fond or far-fetched, everyone has one—but as president, nicknames garner the [...] »

American Personalities: Uncle Sam and Lady Liberty

Uncle Sam and Lady Liberty are popular American icons. How much do you know [...] »

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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 [...] »

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 [...] »

Rise of the Automobile
Photo, Model A Ford in front of antique gas pumps, August 4, 2007, Flickr

Americans today take cars for granted. How did they change American life? [...] »

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U.S. Geological Survey
Photo, Brown Bat, June 20, 2008, Al Hicks, U.S. Geological Survey

How has land use altered over time, and what did the explorers encounter? [...] »

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

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

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Federal Reserve Board

The economy's on everyone's mind. Take advantage of that fact to teach a bit [...] »

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Whites of Their Eyes
Photography, At the Ready, 15 Sept 2007, Flickr CC

Who said, "Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes?"

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