Welcome to History Content

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.

FIND OUT MORE »

Website Reviews

Find quality websites & primary sources
Civil War in Art
Tintype, . . . of Union Soldier, J. L. Balldwin, c. 1863, Chicago History Museum

Why did the painter frame Lincoln in greenery? Learn about interpretations [...] »

Creating the United States

Even the Founding Fathers wrote rough drafts! Interact with early versions [...] »

Like a Family: The Making of a Southern Cotton Mill World
Photograph, Men and women weaving..., 1909, National Museum of Natural History.

Offers oral history resources examining life in southern textile mill towns [...] »

History Quiz

Test your history knowledge
Thanksgiving Dinner in 1943

What traditional Thanksgiving foods would have been hard to come by during [...] »

Turkey Tracking

Thanksgiving—how much do you know about the history of this popular holiday [...] »

Drafting Music

Both the North and South instituted drafts during the Civil War. Popular [...] »

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 [...] »

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 [...] »

Denmark Vesey
An official report of the trials of sundry Negroes, 1822

Tried and executed in 1822, along with many other slaves, for a plotted [...] »

National Resources

Federal teaching resources
Social Security Administration

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

Society for History in the Federal Government
Transparency, U.S. Capitol exteriors, c. 1920-1950, Theodor Horydczak, LoC

Represents historians across executive, judicial, and congressional [...] »

U.S. Census Bureau

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

Ask a Historian

Whites of Their Eyes
Photography, At the Ready, 15 Sept 2007, Flickr CC

Who said, "Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes?"

[...] »