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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CWIHP: Cold War International History Project
Image, CWIHP home page, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Covering 1945 through the late 1990s, sources from the former Communist bloc [...] »

History News Network
Photograph, Woodstock, 1969, LIFE Classic: Woodstock: LIFE's Best Photos.

Nowhere is history more present than in current events. HNN examines history [...] »

National Park Service History E-Library

Look into how historical sites are researched, prepared, and made public. [...] »

History Quiz

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Black Days in the Market

The Stock Market Crash of 1929 opened the curtain on the Great Depression. [...] »

By the Numbers: Election Maps

What can historical election maps tell us? Take a look at the electoral vote [...] »

We the People . . . Rarely Agree

What does the Constitution mean to you? Match each quote to the historical [...] »

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Women's Reform Movement
Print, A downright gabbler, or a goose that deserves to be hissed, 1829

The Seneca Falls Declaration of Sentiments in 1848 reflected the voices of [...] »

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 [...] »

Panic of 1873
Panic as a Health Officer Cleaning the Streets

Beginning in Europe, the Panic of 1873 quickly spread to the United States [...] »

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U.S. House of Representatives, Office of the Clerk

A comprehensive current and historical look at this legislative body and its [...] »

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 Museum of American History

See our history come to life within the expansive exhibits and educational [...] »

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Begging Leave to Inform the Publick
Begging leave to inform the publick

Ads that were revolutionary ... or not. What products could be sold during [...] »