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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Women in Journalism

Archives 44 "full-life" interviews with American women journalists.

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National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
Photo, Dottie Schroeder, catcher, shouting play ball. . . , 1948, Flickr Commons

Explore the history of baseball and the players who made the sport great. [...] »

McVicar/Stein Photo Copy Service Collection

Imagine life in Madison, WI, between 1920 and 1970.

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History Quiz

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Native American Heritage Month: Questioning Photos

Photographs capture how someone appeared at one moment in time. But who [...] »

Discovering Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus—a legend without a face? Answer these questions about [...] »

The Blue and the Grey (and Red and Green and Yellow)

What do you think Civil War uniforms looked like? They varied more than you [...] »

Beyond the Textbook

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The Modern Civil Rights Movement: A River of Purposeful Anger
Dynamics of Idealism- Volunteers for Civil Rights, 1965-1982 432x240

Textbooks are silent about defining race and racism, even though the modern [...] »

Slavery
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 [...] »

National Resources

Federal teaching resources
Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Design embodies both artistic ingenuity and responses to everyday problems [...] »

Preserve America

Preserve America is a White House initiative uniting the work of 11 federal [...] »

National Museum of African American History and Culture

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

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Innovation and Technology in the 19th Century
Progress of the Century, Currier and Ives print, Library of Congress

Of all the discoveries and developments that occurred in the 19th century, [...] »