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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Early American Newspapers: Series 1, 1690-1876

17th- through 19th-century newspaper articles from 23 states and DC.

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SIRIS Image Gallery

Access close to 140,000 images from the Smithsonian Institution.

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Uncle Tom's Cabin and American Culture

Explore Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin as the American [...] »

History Quiz

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Dance, But Not That Way . . .

Do you know how to dance the Sleigh Bell Polka? Learn the proper way to [...] »

Mapping the Past

A map can tell you more than east, west, north, and south.

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From War to Revolution

Can you answer these questions on figures who took part in the French and [...] »

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 [...] »

Coal and the Industrial Revolution
Photo, At the close of the day, January 1911, Lewis Hine, Library of Congress

How can the story of coal help students understand the nature of today's [...] »

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 [...] »

National Resources

Federal teaching resources
Small Business Association

What is the FAR? Looking for copies of small business laws? Well, you have [...] »

Los Alamos National Laboratory
Photo, Kids watching rockets at the Summer Adventure, LANL site

Follow the development of Weapons of Mass Destruction through the protection [...] »

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

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

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"Mapping" Primary and Secondary Sources

Is this map a primary source? Or is it secondary? How can you tell?!

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