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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San Francisco Historical Photograph Collection

Imagine San Francisco as it would have been as early as 1850.

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Diary of a Civil War Nurse
Photo, Armory Square Nurses, National Library of Medicine

What was life like for Amanda Akin, Civil War nurse in Washington, DC?

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Dolley Madison Digital Edition

Read Dolley Madison's personal correspondence from her youth through her [...] »

History Quiz

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Baseball in Black and White

Baseball might be America's favorite past time, but it has not always been [...] »

Saving Daylight

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

Which Witch?

Words constantly evolve and change over time. What did "witch" mean to these [...] »

Beyond the Textbook

Question textbook narratives
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 [...] »

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 [...] »

Causes of the American Revolution
Broadside, A card, New York, 1774, LoC, rbpe 10700100

What were the causes of the American Revolution? They were more complicated [...] »

National Resources

Federal teaching resources
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 [...] »

Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, the nation's [...] »

Bureau of Labor Statistics
Charts, "Educational Attainment," Bureau of Labor Statistics

Is your grandfather more likely to be working now than he would have been in [...] »

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Decisive Battles in the War of Independence
lithograph, The Taking of Yorktown, 1840, Turgis, LOC

What were the most important battles of the American Revolution?

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