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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Carriers' Addresses
Photo, African American boy. . . , November 8, 1921, Library of Congress

Did you know that, traditionally, newsboys read poems to their customers on [...] »

Historical Atlas of the Twentieth Century
Graphic. Infant Mortality Rates from 1990

Compare global statistics on topics from infant mortality to literacy.

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The Uses & Abuses of the Constitution

What role did the Constitution play in the Clinton impeachment, women's [...] »

History Quiz

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Riding the Rails

How many cows could a cowcatcher catch, if a cowcatcher could catch cows? [...] »

Remembering All Veterans

Veterans Day is for everyone who fought for the U.S.—including those who [...] »

The Great Black Hope

These African American athletes drew crowds with their skill and [...] »

Beyond the Textbook

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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, [...] »

The Tet Offensive
Eddie Adams, Vietcong shooting prisoner cropped

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

Coal and the Industrial Revolution
Photo, At the close of the day, January 1911, Lewis Hine, Library of Congress

How can the story of coal help students understand the nature of today's [...] »

National Resources

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Central Intelligence Agency
Glass negative, "Belle Boyd," Confederate spy, Between 1855 and 1865, LoC

You've seen spy movies, but what is the real history of U.S. [...] »

U.S. Department of Education

Use the resources offered by the Department of Education to help you become [...] »

National Museum of African Art

Approach African American history and culture through African art.

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Historians Defined
Photo, Historian, February 24, 2007, Mr. Ducke, Flickr

What, precisely, makes a historian, and what do they do?

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