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

Find quality websites & primary sources
Picturing Modern America Project

Create your own thematic exhibits using Library of Congress images.

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Race and Place

Discover connections between race and place in this archive documenting the [...] »

American Transcendentalism Web
Image, the web of American Transcendentalism

Presents texts by and about the major figures of American Transcendentalism [...] »

History Quiz

Test your history knowledge
By the Numbers: Election Maps

What can historical election maps tell us? Take a look at the electoral vote [...] »

Stamping Out Free Speech?

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

Probing Probate

How do we know what people in the past owned and valued?

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Beyond the Textbook

Question textbook narratives
Huey Long
Stereograph, U.S. Senator Huey Long, c.1933, Keystone View Company

How exactly did U.S. Senator Huey Long intend to end poverty across the U.S [...] »

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 [...] »

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 Park Service
Screencapture, FDR Memorial, National Park Service homepage

Lesson plans, essays, multimedia, activities, and artifacts of U.S. heritage [...] »

Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Design embodies both artistic ingenuity and responses to everyday problems [...] »

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

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

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A Trail of 4,000 Tears
Painting, The Trail of Tears, Robert Lindneux, Woolaroc Museum

Discover the ramifications of the Indian Removal Act of 1830.

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