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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Prosperity and Thrift: Coolidge Era and the Consumer Economy

An array of primary sources follows the rise of the consumer economy under [...] »

Private Passions, Public Legacy: Paul Mellon's Personal Library

Enjoy this sneak peek at the Mellon Collection of Virginia history.

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Sakura: Cherry Blossoms as Living Symbols of Friendship

Discover the rich history of DC's cherry trees and what they reveal about U. [...] »

History Quiz

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Women's History Month: Picturing Pocahontas

What do you picture when you hear her name?

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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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Voices in the Whirlwind

To each prophet, a certain way of speaking. Match civil rights leaders with [...] »

Beyond the Textbook

Question textbook narratives
Slavery
Photo, "An ex-slave," 1897, New York Public Library Digital Gallery

What was it like to be a slave in 19th-century America? Accounts contrast. [...] »

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 [...] »

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 [...] »

National Resources

Federal teaching resources
Presidents of the United States

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

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

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

Federal Highway Administration
Lithograph, Chas. H. Kabrich, c. 1896, Donaldson Litho. Co., LoC

Do you fit today's transportation norms? Do you reside in a suburb or a city [...] »

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American Resistance to a Standing Army
Print, 1904, Uniforms of the 86th Regt.,& 19th Regt, from Social England, NYPL

Americans of the 18th century took a much dimmer view of the institution of [...] »