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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National Jukebox

Dance the jitterbug, or enjoy lunch break to the sounds of a brass band.

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The Alexis de Tocqueville Tour: Exploring Democracy in America

Everything you never knew you wanted to know about Alexis de Tocqueville's [...] »

Open Parks Network
Open Parks Network Homepage

View over 1 million images from U.S. national parks and historic sites.

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History Quiz

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Presidential Moments: Inauguration

The first day on the new job is difficult for everybody—including U.S. [...] »

Presidential Moments: Inaugural Addresses

Can you match these famous first words with their presidential speakers?

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Voices in the Whirlwind

To each prophet, a certain way of speaking. Match civil rights leaders with [...] »

Beyond the Textbook

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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 [...] »

Panic of 1873
Panic as a Health Officer Cleaning the Streets

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

Girls’ Labor and Leisure in the Progressive Era
Photographic Print, Protest against child labor in a labor parade, 1909 May 1, L

The historical impact young girls had on the Progressive Era is often [...] »

National Resources

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Social Security Administration

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

Small Business Association

What is the FAR? Looking for copies of small business laws? Well, you have [...] »

U.S. Air Force

From pilots to shuttle central command, how does the Air Force fulfill its [...] »

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The Standardization of American English
Scanned image, Poor Richard: An Almanack for the Year of Christ 1739, Benjamin F

Why is colonial written English so different from the version we use today [...] »