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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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United States Early Radio History

How did radio move from major technological advance to mass popular culture [...] »

Recipe for Victory: Food and Cooking in Wartime
Poster,  Use Leftovers . . . , Office of Emergency Management, 1941-1945, NARA

Winning a war using...food? Explore sources concerning World War I and [...] »

The History Box
Gelatin silver print, Italian family. . . , 1905, Lewis Wickes Hine, NYPL

Have a question about New York City or state history? More than 750 articles [...] »

History Quiz

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Practicing Medicine on the Presidents

When the presidents' maladies threatened to affect their performance.

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Airplane Meals

Think you're a post-WWII expert? Test your knowledge with this quiz on the [...] »

The Ice Cream Wars

Was there conflict in the past over one of our favorite summer treats?

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Beyond the Textbook

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Labor and Trade in Colonial America
Photo, Weavers at Colonial Williamsburg, May 29, 2010, animalvegetable, Flickr

Was colonial trade really triangular? What kinds of work did colonists do, [...] »

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 [...] »

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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Social Security Administration

Explore both the history of the SSA itself and that of the Social Security [...] »

Presidents of the United States

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

National Center for Education Statistics
Marginalia, CHNM

Ever wondered about the numbers behind the latest teaching trends?

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The Auto Industry Goes to War
Ford Sedan, 1942 model year

Domestic automotive manufacturing took a back seat to military transport [...] »