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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American Women's History: A Research Guide
Platinum print, Girl from Rättvik, c.1906-1914, Augustus F. Sherman, NYPLDG

Speed up your online search for resources on American women's history with [...] »

Duluth Lynchings Online Resource: The Tragic Events of June 15, 1920
Photograph, Police Station after damage by lynching mob, Duluth., 1920, MHS Phot

Leading up to the civil rights movement in a high school class? Explore 700 [...] »

Presidential Elections

How has campaigning changed over the years? Need to know details on major [...] »

History Quiz

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Mapping the Past

A map can tell you more than east, west, north, and south.

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Practicing Medicine on the Presidents

When the presidents' maladies threatened to affect their performance.

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Spot the President: Presidential Campaign Ads

Decide whether these statements on the more-than-50-year-old tradition of [...] »

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 [...] »

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 [...] »

Causes of the American Revolution
Broadside, A card, New York, 1774, LoC, rbpe 10700100

What were the causes of the American Revolution? They were more complicated [...] »

National Resources

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Federal Highway Administration
Lithograph, Chas. H. Kabrich, c. 1896, Donaldson Litho. Co., LoC

Do you fit today's transportation norms? Do you reside in a suburb or a city [...] »

Social Security Administration

Explore both the history of the SSA itself and that of the Social Security [...] »

U.S. Census Bureau

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