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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

Find quality websites & primary sources
The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture
Bill Clinton campaigns for governor in rural areas

The website provides valuable resources for teachers that illuminate key [...] »

17th-Century Colonial New England
Photo, Excavation of the Phips Plantation in Woolwich, Maine, 1986-2001...

Explore the history of 17th century New England and, more specifically, the [...] »

Eugenics Archive
Poster, Race characters do not die out..., 1920, American Philosophical Society.

Traces the history of the eugenics movement in the United States.

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History Quiz

Test your history knowledge
Vaccinations: Rites of Passage

Have you had your shots? Which childhood diseases do these public [...] »

The California Gold Rush

"Seeing the elephant" in California.

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African American History Month: Civil Rights Worldwide

These African American civil rights activists affected more than the U.S. [...] »

Beyond the Textbook

Question textbook narratives
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 [...] »

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 [...] »

Girls’ Labor and Leisure in the Progressive Era
Photographic Print, Protest against child labor in a labor parade, 1909 May 1, L

The historical impact young girls had on the Progressive Era is often [...] »

National Resources

Federal teaching resources
Smithsonian American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery

American art makes the interpretive nature of historical knowledge clear. [...] »

U.S. Census Bureau

The U.S. Census counts everyone! It creates a current image of the nation [...] »

Mine Safety and Health Administration
Photo, Mule driver, adolescent. . . , 1915, U.S. Bureau of Mines, MSHA site

Ever considered using mining to teach labor history?...

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On a Mission: Junípero Serra in New Spain
photographic print, Father O'Kief at CA Mission, c1900,  G. P. Thresher, LOC

Discover how missionary work impacted Native Americans.

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