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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National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
Photo, Dottie Schroeder, catcher, shouting play ball. . . , 1948, Flickr Commons

Explore the history of baseball and the players who made the sport great. [...] »

NBER Macrohistory Database
Graphic. Stock exchanges

Looking for historical economics statistics? The NBER Macrohistory Database [...] »

Tending the Commons: Folklife and Landscape in Southern West Virginia

Learn about life in the Big Coal River Valley in West Virginia.

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History Quiz

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Presidential Moments: Hail to the Chief Nicknames

Fond or far-fetched, everyone has one—but as president, nicknames garner the [...] »

California or Bust

Who went west when? Answer questions about migration from 1935 to 2000.

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Probing Probate

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

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Beyond the Textbook

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The Modern Civil Rights Movement: A River of Purposeful Anger
Dynamics of Idealism- Volunteers for Civil Rights, 1965-1982 432x240

Textbooks are silent about defining race and racism, even though the modern [...] »

Huey Long
Stereograph, U.S. Senator Huey Long, c.1933, Keystone View Company

How exactly did U.S. Senator Huey Long intend to end poverty across the U.S [...] »

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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Military History
Photo, The Five of Hearts - Renault. . . , U.S. Army Center of Military History

The U.S. Armed Forces maintain multiple historical offices within each [...] »

National Atlas

Explore maps that enable you to better understand the country that you live [...] »

Federal Highway Administration
Lithograph, Chas. H. Kabrich, c. 1896, Donaldson Litho. Co., LoC

Do you fit today's transportation norms? Do you reside in a suburb or a city [...] »

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Deserters in the Civil War
martial law is law on fire

What happened to Civil War deserters after they deserted?

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