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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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Keffer Collection of Sheet Music, ca. 1790-1895
Lithograph, Ben. Franklin's Grave, 1855, Stayman & Brothers, Univ. of PA Library

What was popular music like in the 19th century?

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Bill of Rights Institute
Screenshot, Bill of Rights Institute home page

What would life be like without freedoms we take for granted—of the press, [...] »

The President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection

Explore the federal government's extensive collection of resources [...] »

History Quiz

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Drafting Music

Both the North and South instituted drafts during the Civil War. Popular [...] »

Yo, Ho, Ho and a . . . Bushel of Oysters?

Shellfish pirates stole from the rich to feed themselves—and make a little [...] »

Carriages and Wagons

Trade in your old Cabriolet for a new 1876 Landau? Test your knowledge of [...] »

Beyond the Textbook

Question textbook narratives
The Tet Offensive
Eddie Adams, Vietcong shooting prisoner cropped

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

Panic of 1873
Panic as a Health Officer Cleaning the Streets

Beginning in Europe, the Panic of 1873 quickly spread to the United States [...] »

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 [...] »

National Resources

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National Institute for Literacy
Photo, "Artis struisvogel leest krant van oppasser,"1951, Flickr Commons

Do you have struggling readers in your class? Try incorporating literacy [...] »

National Agricultural Statistics Service

Why did George Washington start gathering national data on agriculture?

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Presidents of the United States

The White House offers historic photos and biographies of its past and [...] »

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A History of Fundamentalism
Evangelist Billy Sunday

What does fundamentalism mean and how has that meaning changed over time? [...] »