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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Jackie Robinson and Other Baseball Highlights, 1860s-1960s
Print, [Back cover of Jackie Robinson comic book], c. 1951, Library of Congress

Learn about race in American sports history through the life of Jackie [...] »

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Yves Klein's Untitled Anthropometry (1960), from the Hirshhorn’s collection.

Contemporary art highlights and reflects societal issues following World War [...] »

Coal Mining in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era
Photo, Brown Mine. Man digging coal..., October 1908, Lewis Hine, LoC

Visit this unique site to learn about the history of coal mining during the [...] »

History Quiz

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Memorial Day: The Poppy Puzzle

Do you know the history of this symbol?

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Fly Away Jim Crow

Equality requires more than a Proclamation. Try to answer these questions on [...] »

Stumbling Down the Road to Health

It seemed like a good idea at the time . . . which “healthful” ingredients [...] »

Beyond the Textbook

Question textbook narratives
John Brown's Raid
Painting, John Brown, 1867, Thomas S. Noble, NYPL Digital Gallery

Did Northerners all respond the same way to Brown's infamous raid? [...] »

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, [...] »

Panic of 1873
Panic as a Health Officer Cleaning the Streets

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

National Resources

Federal teaching resources
James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation

Looking for a way to fund graduate education related to teaching the U.S. [...] »

U.S. Coast Guard
Art, Auxliarist, Lew Jackson, U.S. Coast Guard

Who protects U.S. interests in international and domestic waters?

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Tennessee Valley Authority

Read the act that gave way to the Tennessee Valley Authority, a major New [...] »

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Who Invented the Telephone?
Helen of Many Glaciers Hotel, 1925

The history of the invention of the telephone is as clear as a Bell . . . or [...] »