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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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Inventing Entertainment: The Early Innovations of the Edison Companies
Image, The Edison Manufacturing Co. and Thomas A. Edison, Inc.

Early motion pictures, sound recordings, and related materials document [...] »

Archives of African American Music and Culture
Album Cover, Shake For Me by The Manish Boys

Interested in jazz, hip hop, blues, doo-wop, spirituals, or rock? Explore [...] »

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
Inaugural Ball, 20 January 1961 Washington, D. C., National Guard Armory

This presidential library presents sources from the 35th President's life [...] »

History Quiz

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Fly Away Jim Crow

Equality requires more than a Proclamation. Try to answer these questions on [...] »

Memorial Day: The Poppy Puzzle

Do you know the history of this symbol?

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Earth Day: Lost to History

Human history affects more than human beings.

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Beyond the Textbook

Question textbook narratives
20th-century Jewish Immigration
Dry plate negative, approx. 1920-1930, Jewish colonies and settlements, LOC

Divided into two waves of immigration by textbooks, the continuity 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 [...] »

Jim Crow Segregation: The Difficult and Anti-Democratic Work of White Supremacy
Print, For the Sunny South. An Airship. . . , 1913, Library of Congress

The fight against segregation and its discriminatory practices does not [...] »

National Resources

Federal teaching resources
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 [...] »

Team Ships

Learn the basic steps to building and commissioning a Navy vessel.

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U.S. Secret Service

How did the Secret Service begin protecting our leaders and solving crimes [...] »

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U.S. Naval Power, 1775-1815
Print, Decatur's conflict with Algerine at Tripoli, 1877, Alonzo Chappel, NYPL

Believe it or not, the U.S. wasn't always particularly supportive of [...] »