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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EDSITEment
Print, Common Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber), 1837, John Gould, NYPL

EDSITEment: A portal for fun historical learning from grades K-12.

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Around the World in the 1890s: Photographs, 1894-1896
Lantern slide--hand colored, Street car, 1895, W. H. Jackson, LoC.

Explore this archive of over 900 images by American photographer, William [...] »

Sanborn® Fire Insurance Maps, UT

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

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Monuments to a Dream: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorials

Answer these questions about memorials to the life and ideals of MLK.

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Presidential Moments: Campaigns

Think the mudslinging in modern campaigns is bad? Campaigns have always been [...] »

From War to Revolution

Can you answer these questions on figures who took part in the French and [...] »

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Rise of the Automobile
Photo, Model A Ford in front of antique gas pumps, August 4, 2007, Flickr

Americans today take cars for granted. How did they change American life? [...] »

John Brown's Raid
Painting, John Brown, 1867, Thomas S. Noble, NYPL Digital Gallery

Did Northerners all respond the same way to Brown's infamous raid? [...] »

Coal and the Industrial Revolution
Photo, At the close of the day, January 1911, Lewis Hine, Library of Congress

How can the story of coal help students understand the nature of today's [...] »

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National Agricultural Statistics Service

Why did George Washington start gathering national data on agriculture?

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U.S. Navy

Who defends our seas, and how do they do it? Explore primary sources and [...] »

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 [...] »

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Selling a Slave
Receipt for sale of a slave boy named George, November 6, 1833.  National Archiv

The obstacles and restraints on disposing of one's human "property."

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