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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After Slavery

Does your textbook make Reconstruction sound simple? Explore the real pain [...] »

Chicago Imagebase
Engraving, The Rush for Life..., 1871, John R. Chapin, Chicago Imagebase

Witness the growth of the Chicago metro area with this interactive website [...] »

Milwaukee Art Museum Collections
Burke Brise Soleil, Milwaukee Art Museum

Teaching Milwaukee state history, or looking to make a connection between [...] »

History Quiz

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Turning Turtle: Shipwrecks and Disasters at Sea

The ship's on her beam-ends and all's lost! Test your knowledge of maritime [...] »

By the Numbers: Election Maps

What can historical election maps tell us? Take a look at the electoral vote [...] »

Beyond the Textbook

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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 [...] »

The Atomic Bomb: Hiroshima and Nagasaki
photographic print, Second atomic bombing of Nagasaki, 1945 August, LOC

Controversial issues are often simplified in textbooks. Discover the facts [...] »

Panic of 1873
Panic as a Health Officer Cleaning the Streets

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

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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 [...] »

Federal Reserve Board

The economy's on everyone's mind. Take advantage of that fact to teach a bit [...] »

U.S. House of Representatives, Office of the Clerk

A comprehensive current and historical look at this legislative body and its [...] »

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Home Sales During the Great Depression
Family and their home in Hooverville, Ohio 1937, Library of Congress

Building an edifice of statistics—where can you learn about the real estate [...] »