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

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A Maritime Perspective on American Expansion, 1820-1890

We all know the role of the wagon in westward expansion, but what of ships [...] »

In Motion: The African-American Migration Experience
Drawing, The voodoo dance, The Historic New Orleans Collection.

Secondary and primary sources describe 13 African American migration [...] »

Watergate Revisited

The Washington Post looks back at the Watergate scandal in this [...] »

History Quiz

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Naming Colonial History

Everyone knows what "American Revolution" means. But can you identify these [...] »

Saving Daylight

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

Charters for Colonies

To legally exist, English colonies needed charters from the monarchy. Answer [...] »

Beyond the Textbook

Question textbook narratives
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? [...] »

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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The Early Conservation Movement
photographic print, Quentin Roosevelt Planting a Tree, c1904, Edward S. Curtis,

The "go-green" movement is rampant in modern America. However, support for [...] »

National Resources

Federal teaching resources
Peace Corps

Explore world and U.S. history simultaneously through universal development [...] »

U.S. Secret Service

How did the Secret Service begin protecting our leaders and solving crimes [...] »

U.S. Mint

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