NEH Connections

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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.


The Whaleman Statue (New Bedford, Massachusetts)

Pursuing Melville: “A Dead Whale or a Stove Boat”

An overview of resources for Herman Melville, “Moby-Dick,” and whaling in the 19th century.

James Karales (1930–2002), Selma-to-Montgomery March for Voting Rights in 1965

I Have a Dream: Celebrating the Vision of Martin Luther King, Jr.

On the third Monday of January, Americans celebrate the life and achievement of one of our most respected citizens -- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Best of the Web

American Transcendentalism Web

A collection of critical essays on the principles of the American transcendentalist movement, including its roots & influences and authors & texts.

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Universal Leonardo: Leonardo da Vinci Online

Games, resources, and exhibitions dedicated to uncovering da Vinci’s life and thoughts.