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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Railroad Maps, 1828-1900

View maps created for a multitude of purposes related to travel by rail.

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Internet Moving Images Archive
Still, Merrie Melodies: Falling Hare, 1943, R. Clampett, Film Chest Vintage...

Reproduces a privately held collection of American ephemeral films produced [...] »

The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library eLibrary

More than 5,700 documents related to Woodrow Wilson's life and presidency. [...] »

History Quiz

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Reading a Cartoon: Massive Resistance

What do the objects in this 1954 editorial cartoon stand for?

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Drafting Music

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

Veterans Day: Medals and Merit

You know the Purple Heart, but can you identify these honors?

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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 [...] »

Labor and Trade in Colonial America
Photo, Weavers at Colonial Williamsburg, May 29, 2010, animalvegetable, Flickr

Was colonial trade really triangular? What kinds of work did colonists do, [...] »

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 [...] »

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 [...] »

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Photo, Barking Frog, Mark A. Musselman, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The government acts for fauna as well as society. When did this start? Why [...] »

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Alternative Outcomes of World War II
Germany, March 1945 - Gens. Eisenhower, Patton, Bradley, and Hodges, LOC

Can historians answer questions about alternate history? No, but they can [...] »