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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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Clash of Cultures in the 1910s and 1920s

Supported by images and documents, this essay explores the culture wars of [...] »

Florida Heritage Collection
Detail, homepage

Explore Florida state, regional, and local history.

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Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

A variety of primary sources and background essays explore the 1911 fire, a [...] »

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Teaching the 20th

When does the past go from 'recent' to 'history?' Consider these questions [...] »

Memorial Day: The Poppy Puzzle

Do you know the history of this symbol?

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Paradise in a Breakfast Bowl

A morning meditation on flakes: Do your morals and values help you decide [...] »

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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 Early Conservation Movement
photographic print, Quentin Roosevelt Planting a Tree, c1904, Edward S. Curtis,

The "go-green" movement is rampant in modern America. However, support for [...] »

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 [...] »

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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 [...] »

Architect of the Capitol

What do our buildings tell us about ourselves? Take a spin around this [...] »

National Postal Museum
Ink on paper, Kodak advertisement, c. 1942, National Postal Museum

When going postal is actually a good thing! Explore the Museum's extensive [...] »

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Civil Rights Sit-in
B&W photo, 1963, Woolworth's Storefront with Protestors, commons

"Local custom" was at odds with company policy in Jackson, MS.

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