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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Japanese American National Museum Collections
Fabric, Boy's Day fukusa. . . , Japanese American National Museum

Looking for ways to grow awareness of injustice of Japanese internment? This [...] »

Godey's Lady's Book
Color Plate, May, 1859, Godey’s Lady’s Book: Samples Collection.

Explore mid-18th century women's culture through three full-text issues of [...] »

The Wars for Vietnam: 1945-1975
Photo, Christmas in Vietnam, 1967, Richard William Crothers, Flickr Commons

Visit this website for a comprehensive introduction to the Vietnam War.

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History Quiz

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The "Daisy" Ad

Johnson, Goldwater, and the politics of fear.

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Probing Probate

How do we know what people in the past owned and valued?

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Pre-Modern Pop Music

Before "pop" music reigned supreme, jazz and ragtime amassed great public [...] »

Beyond the Textbook

Question textbook narratives
Women's Reform Movement
Print, A downright gabbler, or a goose that deserves to be hissed, 1829

The Seneca Falls Declaration of Sentiments in 1848 reflected the voices of [...] »

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 Tet Offensive
Eddie Adams, Vietcong shooting prisoner cropped

American historians have depicted the Tet Offensive as the turning point for [...] »

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Federal Aviation Administration

The FAA regulates air safety and influences the development of civil [...] »

National Archives and Records Administration
Letter, . . . Flag Design Suggestion, 10/1958, Sheryl Byland, NARA

With more than 10 billion items addressing U.S. history, you're bound to [...] »

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Photo, Russ Hopcroft, from the University . . . , 2002, Ian MacDonald, NOAA

Explore the history of science and technology, maritime history, and the [...] »

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Begging Leave to Inform the Publick
Begging leave to inform the publick

Ads that were revolutionary ... or not. What products could be sold during [...] »