National Endowment for the Humanities is an independent federal agency established to promote knowledge of human history, thought, and culture. For more than thirty years, educators and students throughout the nation have benefited from NEH grants that create and preserve knowledge, identify and disseminate reliable learning resources, and empower teachers through professional development programs. EDSITEment brings the NEH commitment to excellence in humanities education to the Internet.
National Trust for the Humanities is a non-profit charitable corporation formed in 1996 to support and extend the programs of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Verizon/Thinkfinity EDSITEment is one of nine educational websites that partner in the Thinkfinity consortium, the Thinkfinity website, and the Verizon/Thinkfinity Community, a web-based social media tool for educators. Thinkfinity's mission is to create premier, standards-based Internet content for use in the K-12 classroom —all free of charge—and to provide the requisite professional development to teachers in the United States. As a Thinkfinity consortium partner, EDSITEment produces original content, links to top panel-reviewed websites, links to the cross-partnership Thinkfinity search engine, and provides rich, supplemental resources across multiple disciplines. EDSITEment works with the other consortium partners to set common quality guidelines, share best practices and technology innovations, and create cross-disciplinary educational experiences.
Verizon Foundation is an active contributor to the Thinkfinity program, providing staff, technical support, state grants, consortium funding, and guidance on the overall direction of the Thinkfinity project.
Content Partners Verizon Thinkfinity nine content partners produce the program's discipline-specific, standards-based websites. Each site includes lessons for teachers, activities to use in and out of the classroom, games for young children and teens, adult literacy resources, and reference materials for anyone in the education field, as well as for parents and afterschool practitioners.
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