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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Medicine in the Americas, 1619-1914
Poster, Ayer's pills. Best family medicine, 1895-1917, New York Public Library

Access works on medicine and health by Clara Barton, Benjamin Coleman, [...] »

Adams Family Papers

You probably know about John Adam's political career, but what of the Adams [...] »

Omaha Indian Music
Photo, Alan Jabbour Provides an Introduction..., 1985, Library of Congress

Listen to a century of Omaha speeches and songs. Hear the influences of [...] »

History Quiz

Test your history knowledge
To the Source!

Where do historians turn for historical evidence?

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Earth Day: Lost to History

Human history affects more than human beings.

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The Great Black Hope

These African American athletes drew crowds with their skill and [...] »

Beyond the Textbook

Question textbook narratives
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 [...] »

Jim Crow Segregation: The Difficult and Anti-Democratic Work of White Supremacy
Print, For the Sunny South. An Airship. . . , 1913, Library of Congress

The fight against segregation and its discriminatory practices does not [...] »

The Tet Offensive
Eddie Adams, Vietcong shooting prisoner cropped

American historians have depicted the Tet Offensive as the turning point for [...] »

National Resources

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Presidents of the United States

The White House offers historic photos and biographies of its past and [...] »

National Museum of the American Indian

Make sure that your students know not all Native Americans lived in tipis or [...] »

Smithsonian
Negative, Dinsmore, Frances. Of Smithsonian. . . , 1915, Harris & Ewing, LoC

What can 19 museums, nine research centers, and the National Zoo offer your [...] »

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Boston's Bloody Affray
Broadside from Boston, 1770, "Horrid Massacre!"

A struggle over naming a struggle—when and where did the Boston Massacre [...] »