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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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Website Reviews

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Student Voices from World War II and the McCarthy Era

Imagine traveling from a university to work on a farm.

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Kiowa Drawings

Kiowa artwork from buffalo hide canvases to university art training.

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American Museum of Photography
Photo, Spirit photograph...of John K. Hallowell, c.1901, S.W. Fallis, LoC

View fantastic photography throughout the ages in over 15 exhibits.

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History Quiz

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Native American Heritage Month: Questioning Photos

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

Constitution Day

Securing the blessings of liberty for ourselves and for posterity—answer [...] »

Earth Day: Lost to History

Human history affects more than human beings.

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Beyond the Textbook

Question textbook narratives
Huey Long
Stereograph, U.S. Senator Huey Long, c.1933, Keystone View Company

How exactly did U.S. Senator Huey Long intend to end poverty across the U.S [...] »

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 [...] »

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

Federal teaching resources
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Lithograph, [Patent medicine label for unnamed. . . ], 1830-1870, LoC

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has images of patents online [...] »

Military History
Photo, The Five of Hearts - Renault. . . , U.S. Army Center of Military History

The U.S. Armed Forces maintain multiple historical offices within each [...] »

U.S. Senate Historical Office
Lithograph, "The Great Congressional Tramp. . . ," 1882, Mayer, U.S. Senate site

Political cartoons, photos, oral histories, artifacts, essays, and facts. [...] »

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Civilization is All Relative

Common misconceptions of the classification of civilization are debunked. [...] »