NEH Connections

Sir Henry Savile, primary translator of the King James Bible

Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible

The words of the King James Bible ring out today in books, poems, popular songs, speeches, and sermons. Visit Manifold Greatness for the story of one of the most widely read books in the English language.

B.F. Liezelt, engraver. View of Salem, ca. 1770-1780. Library of Congressp

Picturing Early America: People, Places, and Events 1770–1870

A resource developed from NEH Summer Institutes held at Salem State University exploring early American art and culture. The website assists teachers of American history, literature, art, geography, social studies, American studies, and other fields who wish to incorporate American art into their classrooms. It includes podcasts, unit plans, and print and electronic bibliographies.

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Abigail Adams, 2nd first lady (1797–1801), is born

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A 19th-century Christmas cover for Puck magazine

The Gift of Holiday Traditions: Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and Christmas

Each year, December brings a month filled with holidays, celebrations complete with a variety of gift giving traditions, and school vacations. Before departing to enjoy the break from school, take the opportunity to discuss with students ritual gift giving in their own families and across cultural holiday traditions.

A portrait of young Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson: An American Poet for All Seasons

EDSITEment celebrates the life and work of American poet Emily Dickinson, including her talents as baker and gardener.

Best of the Web

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Race—Are We So Different?

A traveling exhibit and website project of the American Anthropological Association, this site uses history, science, and lived experience to explain differences among people and reveal the reality—and unreality—of race. Discover a virtual exhibit tour, resources for middle and high school teachers, STEM resources, and a robust American history section with interactive timeline.

Acquamanile c. 1300 as a lion

Walters Art Museum

The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore presents an overview of world art from pre-dynastic Egypt to modern masterpieces. Creative Commons licenses are available for the NEH-supported online collection. "Integrating the Arts" offers visual arts resources to teach concepts of social studies, science, language arts, and math curricula.