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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Atlantic Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Americas: A Visual Record

Showcases more than 1,230 images depicting the enslavement of Africans, the [...] »

Free Speech Movement: Student Protest, U.C. Berkeley, 1964-65
Photo, "Mario Savio Speaking at FSM Rally," Ben Ailes?, October 2, 1984

Explore primary documents concerning the Berkeley Free Speech Movement.

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History Quiz

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Give Me (Nuclear) Shelter

How much do you know about these iconic emblems of Cold War fears?

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Presidential Moments: Campaigns

Think the mudslinging in modern campaigns is bad? Campaigns have always been [...] »

A Symbol of Friendship

The cherry trees in Washington, DC were a gift from Japan. What does their [...] »

Beyond the Textbook

Question textbook narratives
The Early Conservation Movement
photographic print, Quentin Roosevelt Planting a Tree, c1904, Edward S. Curtis,

The "go-green" movement is rampant in modern America. However, support for [...] »

Labor and Trade in Colonial America
Photo, Weavers at Colonial Williamsburg, May 29, 2010, animalvegetable, Flickr

Was colonial trade really triangular? What kinds of work did colonists do, [...] »

Rise of the Automobile
Photo, Model A Ford in front of antique gas pumps, August 4, 2007, Flickr

Americans today take cars for granted. How did they change American life? [...] »

National Resources

Federal teaching resources
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Lithograph, [Patent medicine label for unnamed. . . ], 1830-1870, LoC

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has images of patents online [...] »

Architect of the Capitol

What do our buildings tell us about ourselves? Take a spin around this [...] »

Indian Health Service
Photo, "Baby being weighed by nurse," IHS, 1887-1969, Dept. of Health

Disease ravaged colonial-era Native American populations. What health [...] »

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The Fighting Canadiens
Print, Battle of Blue Licks, 1859, NYPL Digital Gallery

Discover how French Canadians reacted to the American Revolution.

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