October 2013 Blog Posts

George Washington's Birthday: E-Book of Readings

George Washington’s Birthday: An American HolidayThe Origins and Traditions of George Washington’s Birthday HolidayAbraham Lincoln, “The Perpetuation of Our Political Institutions”Read More »
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Teaching Ideas & Tools for December from EDSITEment

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Plumbing Zora Neale Hurston’s Voice for the Classroom

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I belong to no race nor time. I am the eternal feminine with its string of beads. —Zora Neale HurstonA CCSS Exemplar text for grades 11 – College and Career Readiness (Appendix B) Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God, is more than simply the coming-of-age story of a woman finding herself and extending her horizons.Read More »
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"What fearful shapes and shadows beset his path amidst the dim and ghastly glare of a snowy night!"

These words mark the frontispiece of the 1899 edition of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” a Halloween classic that has entertained people for over a hundred years. Do students know Washington Irving was a beloved and influential American writer during the nineteenth century?Read More »