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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Women of Protest: Images from the Records of the National Woman's Party
Photograph, [Inez Milholland Boissevain. . . ], 1913, Harris & Ewing, LoC

See the suffragettes who gave over 50% of U.S. citizens the right to vote. [...] »

Taking the Mystery out of Copyright
Screenshot, Taking the Mystery out of Copyright

If you need a succinct copyright overview for your students, this is a place [...] »

Readex Digital Collections

This site offers a cornucopia of documents spanning four centuries of [...] »

History Quiz

Test your history knowledge
The California Gold Rush

"Seeing the elephant" in California.

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Turkey Tracking

Thanksgiving—how much do you know about the history of this popular holiday [...] »

As American as Mom…

You know Mother's Day is all about mom, but do you know the history of the [...] »

Beyond the Textbook

Question textbook narratives
Slavery
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. [...] »

The Atomic Bomb: Hiroshima and Nagasaki
photographic print, Second atomic bombing of Nagasaki, 1945 August, LOC

Controversial issues are often simplified in textbooks. Discover the facts [...] »

Girls’ Labor and Leisure in the Progressive Era
Photographic Print, Protest against child labor in a labor parade, 1909 May 1, L

The historical impact young girls had on the Progressive Era is often [...] »

National Resources

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U.S. Mint

A magician may be able to pull coins out of thin air, but most of us can't [...] »

National Museum of American History

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

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

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

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Little Wolf and President Grant
photographic print, The Interview, between 1887 and 1892, John C. H. Grabill, LO

Why did Little Wolf, a Cheyenne leader, go to Washington in 1873?

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