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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The 19th Century in Print: Periodicals

What magazines do you read? What did people read in the 1800s?

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Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS), 1861-1960
Photo, ...problem of foreign administrative policy, J. Collier, Apr. 1943, LoC.

Presents digitized selections from the official record of major declassified [...] »

Prairie Settlement: Nebraska Photographs and Family Letters

Nearly 3,500 images and approximately 318 letters illuminate life on the [...] »

History Quiz

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Presidential Moments: Inauguration

The first day on the new job is difficult for everybody—including U.S. [...] »

Pre-Modern Pop Music

Before "pop" music reigned supreme, jazz and ragtime amassed great public [...] »

Stamping Out Free Speech?

The Stamp Act of 1765 had colonists crying foul. Answer these questions [...] »

Beyond the Textbook

Question textbook narratives
Girls’ Labor and Leisure in the Progressive Era
Photographic Print, Protest against child labor in a labor parade, 1909 May 1, L

The historical impact young girls had on the Progressive Era is often [...] »

The Tet Offensive
Eddie Adams, Vietcong shooting prisoner cropped

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

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
National Air and Space Museum
Cigarette card, Imaginary A plane, c. 1957-1958, NYPL Digital Gallery

Fly me to the moon became a famous Frank Sinatra line. NASA also made this a [...] »

U.S. Navy

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

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

Service-learning and history don't have to be exclusive. Consider the [...] »

Ask a Historian

Why Did President Polk Want War with Mexico?
James K Polk

During the 1840s, Manifest Destiny remained an effusive spirit rather than [...] »