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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Election Statistics
Photo, I Voted, November 4, 2008, mamamusings, Flickr

How many votes did each nominee receive in federal elections?

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The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library eLibrary

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

The Luso-Hispanic World in Maps

Peruse maps of Spanish and Portuguese colonization, exploration, and [...] »

History Quiz

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Veterans Day: Medals and Merit

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

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Charters for Colonies

To legally exist, English colonies needed charters from the monarchy. Answer [...] »

Beyond the Textbook

Question textbook narratives
Rise of the Automobile
Photo, Model A Ford in front of antique gas pumps, August 4, 2007, Flickr

Americans today take cars for granted. How did they change American life? [...] »

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 [...] »

Causing the Civil War
Postcard, Train Load of Cotton for Export, South, 1902-1903, NYPL

Did King Cotton cause the Civil War? Or should you look further?

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National Resources

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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 [...] »

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Photo, Russ Hopcroft, from the University . . . , 2002, Ian MacDonald, NOAA

Explore the history of science and technology, maritime history, and the [...] »

U.S. Marine Corps

Why are the Marines known as "America's 911 Force"? Explore this division of [...] »

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Keep Your Top Eye Open
Poster, "Caution, Colored People of Boston!," 1851, Boston Public Library.

Boston abolitionists on the lookout for slave-catchers in 1851.

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