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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Making the Macintosh: Technology and Culture in Silicon Valley
Advertisement, At last THE MOUSE is here.., 1975, Dean Hovey Personal Papers.

Preserves the history of the Macintosh through interviews with designers, [...] »

History: The National Park Service
Video still, George Wright's Legacy, 2009, National Park Service.

Visit this website to learn the history of many of the 384 areas under the [...] »

Minnesota Maps Online
An illustrated historical atlas of the state. . . , 1874, Minnesota. . . site

Are you interested in cartography or the natural and social environment of [...] »

History Quiz

Test your history knowledge
Westward Expansion: Image vs. Reality

East or West? See if you can determine which region produced these images on [...] »

Dance, But Not That Way . . .

Do you know how to dance the Sleigh Bell Polka? Learn the proper way to [...] »

Monuments to a Dream: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorials

Answer these questions about memorials to the life and ideals of MLK.

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Beyond the Textbook

Question textbook narratives
Jim Crow Segregation: The Difficult and Anti-Democratic Work of White Supremacy
Print, For the Sunny South. An Airship. . . , 1913, Library of Congress

The fight against segregation and its discriminatory practices does not [...] »

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 [...] »

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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National Resources

Federal teaching resources
National Institute for Literacy
Photo, "Artis struisvogel leest krant van oppasser,"1951, Flickr Commons

Do you have struggling readers in your class? Try incorporating literacy [...] »

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 [...] »

U.S. Air Force

From pilots to shuttle central command, how does the Air Force fulfill its [...] »

Ask a Historian

How Did "Colonel" Become "Ker-nul"?
Colonels Washington, Mosby, and Lee

The pronunciation devil is in the historical details.

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