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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Voices of the Colorado Plateau

There's more to the West than cowboys.

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Japanese-American Internment
Photo, Two boys sledding, Minidoka. . . , 1943, Francis Stewart, Flickr Commons

Use this site as a gateway to primary sources and online resources detailing [...] »

The March on Milwaukee Civil Rights History Project

Wisconsin teachers, bring the Civil Rights Movement home to your students [...] »

History Quiz

Test your history knowledge
Early American Artifacts

What did people living in what is now known as North America leave behind? [...] »

Stamping Out Free Speech?

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

Presidents Day: Growing Up to Be President

Even American presidents were babies once!

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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 [...] »

The Early Conservation Movement
photographic print, Quentin Roosevelt Planting a Tree, c1904, Edward S. Curtis,

The "go-green" movement is rampant in modern America. However, support for [...] »

National Resources

Federal teaching resources
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Lithograph, [Patent medicine label for unnamed. . . ], 1830-1870, LoC

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has images of patents online [...] »

National Center for Education Statistics
Marginalia, CHNM

Ever wondered about the numbers behind the latest teaching trends?

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National Museum of African American History and Culture

What does it mean to be an American? Answer this question through the lens [...] »

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Iroquois and the Founding Fathers
Iroquois Indians, Montreal, 1891, New York Public Library.

Historians argue over whether the Founding Fathers' knowledge of Native [...] »