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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Coming of Age in the Twentieth Century, Stories from Minnesota and Beyond
Glass lantern slide, Girl in butterfly or flower costume, 1902, Flickr Commons

What can oral histories tell us about girlhood, adolescence, and more in the [...] »

Milwaukee Art Museum Collections
Burke Brise Soleil, Milwaukee Art Museum

Teaching Milwaukee state history, or looking to make a connection between [...] »

History Quiz

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Classroom Glory

Does the movie "Glory" depict historical accuracy or wholesale fiction?

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Fly Away Jim Crow

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

The Royal We: Princesses of the Past

Daughters of rulers and subjects of history...are these statements on women [...] »

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 [...] »

John Brown's Raid
Painting, John Brown, 1867, Thomas S. Noble, NYPL Digital Gallery

Did Northerners all respond the same way to Brown's infamous raid? [...] »

The Modern Civil Rights Movement: A River of Purposeful Anger
Dynamics of Idealism- Volunteers for Civil Rights, 1965-1982 432x240

Textbooks are silent about defining race and racism, even though the modern [...] »

National Resources

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National Endowment for the Humanities

Meet the largest governmental funder of humanities programs in the U.S.

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Voice of America

Find out how to pronounce tricky names, and listen to official international [...] »

Tennessee Valley Authority

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

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Typical in the 1930s
one of the official typical families at the 1939 NY World's Fair

A panel of judges enlisted by the New York World’s Fair Corporation looked [...] »