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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Florida Heritage Collection
Detail, homepage

Explore Florida state, regional, and local history.

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Fifty Years of Coca-Cola Television Advertisements
Film, Color experiment: Pouring Coca-Cola can, 1964, McCann-Erickson, LoC.

Archives 50 Coca-Cola commercials, broadcast outtakes, and experimental [...] »

Presidential Elections and the Electoral College

Look to the Library of Congress for your election and electoral congress [...] »

History Quiz

Test your history knowledge
United We Stand: Industry and Famous Strikes

Stand up (or sit down) for better working conditions! Test your knowledge of [...] »

Native American Heritage Month: Questioning Photos

Photographs capture how someone appeared at one moment in time. But who [...] »

Close Up on Hispanic American Heritage

Take a look at these fragments from U.S. history. What are they? Where do [...] »

Beyond the Textbook

Question textbook narratives
Slavery
Photo, "An ex-slave," 1897, New York Public Library Digital Gallery

What was it like to be a slave in 19th-century America? Accounts contrast. [...] »

Labor and Trade in Colonial America
Photo, Weavers at Colonial Williamsburg, May 29, 2010, animalvegetable, Flickr

Was colonial trade really triangular? What kinds of work did colonists do, [...] »

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 [...] »

National Resources

Federal teaching resources
National Center for Education Statistics
Marginalia, CHNM

Ever wondered about the numbers behind the latest teaching trends?

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Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Photo, Jason Tully, a CDC laboratorian. . . , ID# 7294, 2004, James Gathany, CDC

For when those historical figures suffered conditions you don't recognize. [...] »

Team Ships

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

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Can You Recommend Three Texts on Historiography?
family with a question

Sifting through books for college courses about historical inquiry.

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