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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U.S. Electoral College

Uncover the inner workings and history of the US Electoral College. Click [...] »

Archive of Early American Images
Image, The Archive of Early American Images.

Collects more than 4,000 images from books created in Europe between 1492 [...] »

The Case of Sacco and Vanzetti

Criminal history, the Jazz Age, and the Red Scare all in one legal case. [...] »

History Quiz

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Spot the President: Presidential Campaign Ads

Decide whether these statements on the more-than-50-year-old tradition of [...] »

In Our Own Time: Native American Timekeeping

Pre-Columbian calendars were very different from the ones we use today. Are [...] »

Saving Daylight

Politicians get hot under the collar when discussing the hottest of topics— [...] »

Beyond the Textbook

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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? [...] »

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 [...] »

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 [...] »

National Resources

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National Institute for Literacy
Photo, "Artis struisvogel leest krant van oppasser,"1951, Flickr Commons

Do you have struggling readers in your class? Try incorporating literacy [...] »

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
Negative, Victory Corps. . . , Alfred T. Palmer, September-October 1942, LoC

Did you know that there is a specific law enforcement agency for firearm [...] »

Team Ships

Learn the basic steps to building and commissioning a Navy vessel.

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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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