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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Library of Virginia Digital Library Program
Photograph, A cigarette machine is indeed intricate, 1939, Library of Va:SC.

Houses more than 1.2 million items on Virginia and life in the South.

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California as I Saw It: First-Person Narratives of California, 1849-1900
Illustration, Emigrants Crossing..., 1869, H.B. Hall, Jr., California History...

40,000 written pages and more than 3,000 illustrations provide accounts of [...] »

Annie Oakley
Annie Oakley poster c. 1910

Annie Oakley could shoot 6 holes in a playing card before it touched ground [...] »

History Quiz

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Drafting Music

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

To the Source!

Where do historians turn for historical evidence?

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Thanksgiving: Presidential Turkeys

How many turkeys have presidents pardoned?

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Beyond the Textbook

Question textbook narratives
Huey Long
Stereograph, U.S. Senator Huey Long, c.1933, Keystone View Company

How exactly did U.S. Senator Huey Long intend to end poverty across the U.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 [...] »

Panic of 1873
Panic as a Health Officer Cleaning the Streets

Beginning in Europe, the Panic of 1873 quickly spread to the United States [...] »

National Resources

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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 [...] »

National Museum of American History

See our history come to life within the expansive exhibits and educational [...] »

National Museum of African Art

Approach African American history and culture through African art.

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Tax Rates of the Mid-20th Century
graph, "Historic Tax Rates for the Highest and Lowest Income Earners", Wikimedia

Is it April 15 already? Discussing the recent past in context.

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