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Division of Education Programs for School Teachers

From Chaucer to Existentialism: the National Endowment for the Humanities supports tuition-free professional development programs each summer for American school teachers. Explore the complete list now…

What’s the Big Idea?

This Massachusetts Humanities website provides teachers and middle-school students with the opportunity to engage in a range of philosophical discussions.


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Theodore Geisel, otherwise known as Dr. Seuss, is born


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EDSITEment's Guide to Black History Month Teaching Resources

In this special revised and updated feature for Black History Month, teachers, parents, and students will find a collection of NEH-supported websites and EDSITEment-developed lessons that tell the four-hundred-year old story of African Americans from slavery through freedom and citizenship to the presidency.

Clockwise from top left: Presidents Roosevelt, Reagan, Truman, and Kennedy

PBS: “The Presidents”: EDSITEment’s Related Lesson Plans and Websites

For Presidents' Day, EDSITEment has collected lesson plans and websites covering the history of the presidency and some of its most famous office holders.

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The Presidents

"The Presidents," part of the American Experience series on PBS, explores the lives and times of the individuals who have held the highest office in the land. Look at the presidency in the 20th century and through its office see the drama of contemporary America—war, economic hardship, women's rights, race relations, our triumphs and our tragedies. EDSITEment also has a companion feature/index that highlights video segments as they pertain to relevant EDSITEment content.

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Constitutionally Speaking

Constitutionally Speaking,a collaboration of the New Hampshire Humanities Council and several New Hampshire nonprofit organizations offers a suite of civics resources for K–12 teachers, including award-winning lesson plans and videos on the nation's founding document and its application in 21st-century America.