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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.


Website Reviews

Find quality websites & primary sources
Philip S. Hench Walter Reed Yellow Fever Collection

Discover the men, ideas, and process behind discovering that mosquitoes [...] »

The History of Vaccines
Print, Smallpox Codex, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, Florence

Do you remember when everyone got chickenpox as a kid? Your students might [...] »

Documents in Law, History, and Government
Image, The Avalon Project: Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy: Athenian...

Houses more than 3,500 full-text documents addressing the legal, economic, [...] »

History Quiz

Test your history knowledge
Go West, Young Woman!

Men and women both settled the West. Answer these questions on women’s [...] »

Practicing Medicine on the Presidents

When the presidents' maladies threatened to affect their performance.

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First Impressions: The U.S. and Japan

In 1854, Japan signed a treaty with the U.S. How did the U.S. and Japan see [...] »

Beyond the Textbook

Question textbook narratives
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 [...] »

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

Did Northerners all respond the same way to Brown's infamous raid? [...] »

Causing the Civil War
Postcard, Train Load of Cotton for Export, South, 1902-1903, NYPL

Did King Cotton cause the Civil War? Or should you look further?

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National Resources

Federal teaching resources
National Museum of African American History and Culture

What does it mean to be an American? Answer this question through the lens [...] »

Students Abroad

If you're lucky enough to be able to arrange an international trip, know [...] »

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 [...] »

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Is the Story of George Washington and the Colt a True Story?
Washington and the colt from True Stories of Great Americans

Is it all right to make up stories about real people to teach children about [...] »