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.


Website Reviews

Find quality websites & primary sources
Lewis and Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery
Photo, Lewis & Clark Trail Sign, January 3, 2008, g_walter, Flickr

Visit the companion site to the Ken Burns documentary which chronicles the [...] »

Korean American Digital Archive

Meet singer Florence Ahn, minister Soon Hyun, and others.

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The Primeline Midi Library

Browse more than 630 ragtime Midi files.

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History Quiz

Test your history knowledge
Probing Probate

How do we know what people in the past owned and valued?

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Airplane Meals

Think you're a post-WWII expert? Test your knowledge with this quiz on the [...] »

Presidential Valentines

The politics of love—answer these questions about valentines to and from U.S [...] »

Beyond the Textbook

Question textbook narratives
The Tet Offensive
Eddie Adams, Vietcong shooting prisoner cropped

American historians have depicted the Tet Offensive as the turning point for [...] »

20th-century Jewish Immigration
Dry plate negative, approx. 1920-1930, Jewish colonies and settlements, LOC

Divided into two waves of immigration by textbooks, the continuity of [...] »

Photo, "An ex-slave," 1897, New York Public Library Digital Gallery

What was it like to be a slave in 19th-century America? Accounts contrast. [...] »

National Resources

Federal teaching resources
National Museum of American History

See our history come to life within the expansive exhibits and educational [...] »

U.S. Secret Service

How did the Secret Service begin protecting our leaders and solving crimes [...] »

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

Service-learning and history don't have to be exclusive. Consider the [...] »