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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The Dick Thornburgh Papers
Photo, Kitten falling off the table. . . , 1983, Dick Thornburgh Papers

Explore the positions and words of a former PA Governor and Attorney General [...] »

Studs Terkel: Conversations with America

Meet Studs Terkel—oral historian, radio host, and Pulitzer Prize-winning [...] »

American Notes: Travels in America, 1750-1920
Illustration, Marshall Pass, Continental Divide, CO. Burlington Route, 1892, LoC

What impressions did the average citizen or foreigner form of early America [...] »

History Quiz

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Reading Photographs: A Dusty Street

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

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Fly Away Jim Crow

Equality requires more than a Proclamation. Try to answer these questions on [...] »

Charters for Colonies

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

Beyond the Textbook

Question textbook narratives
The Tet Offensive
Eddie Adams, Vietcong shooting prisoner cropped

American historians have depicted the Tet Offensive as the turning point for [...] »

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 [...] »

Panic of 1873
Panic as a Health Officer Cleaning the Streets

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

National Resources

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U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

Commemorate the lives of the millions of people murdered during the [...] »

Anacostia Community Museum
Photo, "Ms. Yavocka Wilson," March 11, 1997?, Anacostia Community Museum

What is community? What does it do for us, and how does it shape who we are [...] »

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Modern art isn't impossible to understand. Approach it as the product of its [...] »

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The U.S. and Egypt in the 1950s
US map of Port Said 1956

Creating political blowback in the Middle East

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