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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Oral History Research Center
Photo, "The Kim Sisters at a table in Reno"

What do Vegas showgirls have to say about their time in the city?

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The Story of Virginia

State standards require you to teach VA history? Worry not! This site covers [...] »

Albert and Vera Weisbord Archives
Screen Capture, The Albert & Vera Weisbord Archives, Passaic.

Learn about American radicalism and the communist movement with this [...] »

History Quiz

Test your history knowledge
First Ladies' Firsts

What about the other occupants of the White House?

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The Art of Migration

What can artistic renderings tell us about the Great Migration?

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American Myths: Popular Music

Each song has a story. What inspired it? When was it made? By whom?

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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 [...] »

Panic of 1873
Panic as a Health Officer Cleaning the Streets

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

20th-century Jewish Immigration
Dry plate negative, approx. 1920-1930, Jewish colonies and settlements, LOC

Divided into two waves of immigration by textbooks, the continuity of [...] »

National Resources

Federal teaching resources
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Photo, NASA, ESA, and M. Livio and the Hubble 20th Anniversary Team (STScI)

Since its inception, NASA has accomplished many scientific and technological [...] »

National Postal Museum
Ink on paper, Kodak advertisement, c. 1942, National Postal Museum

When going postal is actually a good thing! Explore the Museum's extensive [...] »

Society for History in the Federal Government
Transparency, U.S. Capitol exteriors, c. 1920-1950, Theodor Horydczak, LoC

Represents historians across executive, judicial, and congressional [...] »

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New England Puritans
Puritans going to church, Samuel Appleton, 1884, Library of Congress

Trying to build a New Jerusalem on the coast of Massachusetts.

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