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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Virginia Historical Society

View the Virginia Historical Society's extensive collection of materials [...] »

Gilmer Civil War Maps Collection

Explore the Civil War-era South through hand-drawn maps and renderings.

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A Maritime Perspective on American Expansion, 1820-1890

We all know the role of the wagon in westward expansion, but what of ships [...] »

History Quiz

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Teaching the 20th

When does the past go from 'recent' to 'history?' Consider these questions [...] »

American Myths: Popular Music

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

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Fashion Maven

Do you have your mother's—and her mother's—fashion sense?

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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 [...] »

Panic of 1873
Panic as a Health Officer Cleaning the Streets

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

The Atomic Bomb: Hiroshima and Nagasaki
photographic print, Second atomic bombing of Nagasaki, 1945 August, LOC

Controversial issues are often simplified in textbooks. Discover the facts [...] »

National Resources

Federal teaching resources
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Photo, Kids watching rockets at the Summer Adventure, LANL site

Follow the development of Weapons of Mass Destruction through the protection [...] »

U.S. Census Bureau

The U.S. Census counts everyone! It creates a current image of the nation [...] »

U.S. Navy

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

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Begging Leave to Inform the Publick
Begging leave to inform the publick

Ads that were revolutionary ... or not. What products could be sold during [...] »