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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History: The National Park Service
Video still, George Wright's Legacy, 2009, National Park Service.

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Denmark Vesey
An official report of the trials of sundry Negroes, 1822

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

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Jim Crow Segregation: The Difficult and Anti-Democratic Work of White Supremacy
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