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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Selected Civil War Photographs

Explore more than 1,000 Civil War photographs.

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American Historical Association
American Historical Association screenshot

Research the history professional field, communicate with other historians, [...] »

New Jersery History Partnership Project
Print, Washington's Reception by the Ladies. . . , 1848, Flickr Commons

Use New Jersey during the American Revolution as a national microcosm.

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History Quiz

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Plays You Won't See in the Superbowl

Football has always been a great American sport, but how much do you know [...] »

Early Telephone Etiquette

Should you leave your hat on when you talk on the telephone?

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To the Source!

Where do historians turn for historical evidence?

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Beyond the Textbook

Question textbook narratives
The Modern Civil Rights Movement: A River of Purposeful Anger
Dynamics of Idealism- Volunteers for Civil Rights, 1965-1982 432x240

Textbooks are silent about defining race and racism, even though the modern [...] »

Causes of the American Revolution
Broadside, A card, New York, 1774, LoC, rbpe 10700100

What were the causes of the American Revolution? They were more complicated [...] »

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 [...] »

National Resources

Federal teaching resources
U.S. House of Representatives, Office of the Clerk

A comprehensive current and historical look at this legislative body and its [...] »

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

Commemorate the lives of the millions of people murdered during the [...] »

Supreme Court of the United States

From John Jay to Sonia Sotomayor, the Supreme Court is the final word in law [...] »

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Founding Documents
1776 newspaper publishes the Declaration of Independence

History lessons on the founding documents invariably include the Declaration [...] »