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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Worthington Memory, Online Scrapbook

Explore the history and development of a small town. The online scrapbook [...] »

Virginia Memory

Are you a Virginia educator teaching VA state history? My your task easy! [...] »

Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson
Photo, Keeping fit with the medicine ball, 1927, Edwin William Krauter, NYPL

Learn about race in the Progressive Era through the life of Jack Johnson, [...] »

History Quiz

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Women at War

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

Column A and Column B

In the 19th century, no one expected Chinese food to take off in the United [...] »

Socks to War

Even humble, everyday artifacts have a rich place in history.

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Beyond the Textbook

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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 [...] »

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 [...] »

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. Secret Service

How did the Secret Service begin protecting our leaders and solving crimes [...] »

National Museum of the American Indian

Make sure that your students know not all Native Americans lived in tipis or [...] »

Federal Resources for Educational Excellence
Screenshot, "U.S. History Topics," Federal Resources for Educational Excellence

More than 1,600 learning resources from the federal government sorted by [...] »

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A Life of Strenuous Endeavor
Theodore Roosevelt

T Roosevelt: "Let us pay with our bodies for our souls' desire."

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