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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The Primeline Midi Library

Browse more than 630 ragtime Midi files.

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Monticello: The Home of Thomas Jefferson
Photo, Southeast Piazza from.., 1999, R. Lautman, Thomas Jefferson Foundation.

Have you ever wondered how Thomas Jefferson spent his days?

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Women of Protest: Images from the Records of the National Woman's Party
Photograph, [Inez Milholland Boissevain. . . ], 1913, Harris & Ewing, LoC

See the suffragettes who gave over 50% of U.S. citizens the right to vote. [...] »

History Quiz

Test your history knowledge
California or Bust

Who went west when? Answer questions about migration from 1935 to 2000.

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Presidential Moments: Inaugural Addresses

Can you match these famous first words with their presidential speakers?

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Reading Photographs: A Dusty Street

When and where was this photo taken? See what clues you can spot!

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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 [...] »

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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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? [...] »

National Resources

Federal teaching resources
National Museum of American History

See our history come to life within the expansive exhibits and educational [...] »

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

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

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

Commemorate the lives of the millions of people murdered during the [...] »

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A Trail of 4,000 Tears
Painting, The Trail of Tears, Robert Lindneux, Woolaroc Museum

Discover the ramifications of the Indian Removal Act of 1830.

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