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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Charles H. Templeton Sheet Music Collection
Cover, Jamestown rag, 1906, Etherington, Templeton Digital Sheet Music Coll.

Looking for World War era, minstrel, or showtune sheet music?

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Library of American Broadcasting Sound Bites
Photo. Jean Weil in ABC studio making international phone call. Flickr

From dog food to automobiles—advertisers on the airwaves.

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Sanborn® Fire Insurance Maps, UT

1,275 detailed historical maps, dating from 1867 through 1969, depict 40 [...] »

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Fly Away Jim Crow

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

Teaching the 20th

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

Advice for Beachgoers

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

Beyond the Textbook

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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 [...] »

Causing the Civil War
Postcard, Train Load of Cotton for Export, South, 1902-1903, NYPL

Did King Cotton cause the Civil War? Or should you look further?

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U.S. Marine Corps

Why are the Marines known as "America's 911 Force"? Explore this division of [...] »

Small Business Association

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

Federal Judiciary

Can’t tell an affadavit from an acquittal? Learn the legal lingo.

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The American Civil War: Total or Just?
colored photomechanical print, The bombardment of Port Hudson, 1902 Mar. 3, E. P

Warfare always results in casualties, however, there are ways to reduce loss [...] »