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

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Screenshot, People's Pie, iCivics

Games can be more than mindless fluff. When content-rich, they can engage [...] »

Scout Report Archives

An exceptional research resource, this gateway website offers a full-text [...] »

Marchand Archive

Memorializes Roland Marchand with more than 6,100 images, including more [...] »

History Quiz

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Women in the Lab (and the Field)

Marie Curie and Jane Goodall—you may know these female scientists, but can [...] »

Women at War

Women have fought in every U.S. war, but only recently have they gained [...] »

Earth Day: Lost to History

Human history affects more than human beings.

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Beyond the Textbook

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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. [...] »

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 [...] »

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 [...] »

National Resources

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U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

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

U.S. Coast Guard
Art, Auxliarist, Lew Jackson, U.S. Coast Guard

Who protects U.S. interests in international and domestic waters?

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Students Abroad

If you're lucky enough to be able to arrange an international trip, know [...] »

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The History of History
Photo, Historiography Storyboards, September 16, 2009,  snjr22, Flickr

"Historian" wasn't always a career path—only in the 19th century did it [...] »