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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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Conservation and Environmental Maps
Map, Preliminary map no.2 of the country surveyed in 1872 and 1873, 1873, LoC

Looking for maps with an environmental focus? Try here.

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Washington State Digital Archives

Attention Washington State educators! Looking for primary sources? With more [...] »

Dox Thrash: An African American Master Printmaker Rediscovered
Photo, Dox Thrash Signing an Impression..., June 26 1941, J. Rolland, FWA:WPA.

View depictions of African American life by artist Dox Thrash.

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Close Up on Hispanic American Heritage

Take a look at these fragments from U.S. history. What are they? Where do [...] »

Go West, Young Woman!

Men and women both settled the West. Answer these questions on women’s [...] »

Advice for Beachgoers

Long before sunblock, boogie boards, or bikinis...did ladies wear corsets to [...] »

Beyond the Textbook

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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 [...] »

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 [...] »

National Resources

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Anacostia Community Museum
Photo, "Ms. Yavocka Wilson," March 11, 1997?, Anacostia Community Museum

What is community? What does it do for us, and how does it shape who we are [...] »

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 [...] »

Federal Resources for Educational Excellence
Screenshot, "U.S. History Topics," Federal Resources for Educational Excellence

More than 1,600 learning resources from the federal government sorted by [...] »

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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 [...] »