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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For Us the Living

A series of five primary source based learning modules that encourage high [...] »

University of Wyoming Digital Collections

Wyoming educators, explore more than 10,000 primary sources on Wyoming's [...] »
Photo, Richard M. Nixon, 1974, General Services Administration, NARA

Teaching Watergate? Introduce students to the Nixon tapes with more than 2, [...] »

History Quiz

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American Myths: Christopher Columbus

In 1492, what did Columbus really do?

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Early American Artifacts

What did people living in what is now known as North America leave behind? [...] »

Reading Photographs: Snow Day

When was this winter photo taken? See what clues you can spot!

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Beyond the Textbook

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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 [...] »

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 [...] »

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

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Peace Corps

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

Tennessee Valley Authority

Read the act that gave way to the Tennessee Valley Authority, a major New [...] »

James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation

Looking for a way to fund graduate education related to teaching the U.S. [...] »

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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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