Welcome to History Content

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.

FIND OUT MORE »

Website Reviews

Find quality websites & primary sources
Still Going On: Celebrating The Life and Times of William Grant Still
Gelatin Silver, Portrait of William Grant Still, 1949, Carl Van Vechten, LoC

Learn about famous composer William Grant Still through this online exhibit [...] »

America Votes: Presidential Campaign Memorabilia
Scarf, 1888, Duke University

Follow presidential campaigns through the years with this collection of [...] »

Probing the Past
Colonel Robert J. Milligan. . . , 1854-56, Dick S. Ramsay Fund, Brooklyn Museum

What might you have owned in Maryland or Virginia in 1740-1810? (Lesson [...] »

History Quiz

Test your history knowledge
Voices of Women's Reform

There’s more to it than Seneca Falls.

[...] »
Drafting Music

Both the North and South instituted drafts during the Civil War. Popular [...] »

Give Me (Nuclear) Shelter

How much do you know about these iconic emblems of Cold War fears?

[...] »

Beyond the Textbook

Question textbook narratives
Denmark Vesey
An official report of the trials of sundry Negroes, 1822

Tried and executed in 1822, along with many other slaves, for a plotted [...] »

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? [...] »

Panic of 1873
Panic as a Health Officer Cleaning the Streets

Beginning in Europe, the Panic of 1873 quickly spread to the United States [...] »

National Resources

Federal teaching resources
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 [...] »

Peace Corps

Explore world and U.S. history simultaneously through universal development [...] »

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Modern art isn't impossible to understand. Approach it as the product of its [...] »

Ask a Historian

The Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself
1st page of FDR text for his 1st inaugural address, National Archives

What we know and what we don't about the origin of the famous line in [...] »