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.


Website Reviews

Find quality websites & primary sources
Boston Streets: Mapping Directory Data
Title page and street index, Atlas of the city of Boston

Explore the history of Boston, MA, through photographs, maps, and atlas [...] »

Profiles in Science

Explore the profiles of 26 scientists, physicians, and experts in biomedical [...] »

Platte River Basin in Nebraska

Forty diverse documents about the history, geology, and hydrology of the [...] »

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 [...] »

United We Stand: Industry and Famous Strikes

Stand up (or sit down) for better working conditions! Test your knowledge of [...] »

Political Animals

A menagerie of terms for politicians, parties, factions, and movements.

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Beyond the Textbook

Question textbook narratives
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 [...] »

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 [...] »

Photo, "An ex-slave," 1897, New York Public Library Digital Gallery

What was it like to be a slave in 19th-century America? Accounts contrast. [...] »

National Resources

Federal teaching resources
Supreme Court of the United States

From John Jay to Sonia Sotomayor, the Supreme Court is the final word in law [...] »

National Museum of African American History and Culture

What does it mean to be an American? Answer this question through the lens [...] »

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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Can You Recommend Three Texts on Historiography?
family with a question

Sifting through books for college courses about historical inquiry.

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