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"But Are Mermaids Real?"

This question was posed earlier this month by The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) a federal agency focused on the condition of the oceans and the atmosphere.Read More »

Was the Declaration of Independence the original abolitionist document?

In a new book on the subject of the significance of the Declaration in American history, the author makes a provocative assertion: that the most important source of anti slavery arguments in the antebellum period was the statement of principles of natural justice found in the Declaration!!! http://hnn.us/articles/147093.htmlRead More »
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Sending out SOS! 4 Kids

Are you looking for something to do outdoors with your kids and/or students this summer?Read More »

“A William Faulkner Remembrance” July 6

“Wonder. Go on and wonder.”- William Faulkner, The Sound and the FuryRead More »

Walt Whitman on the Civil War - Notebooks, Prose, Poetry

Today we celebrate this beloved American poet born May 31, 1819. EDSITEment offers resources on Walt Whitman whose poetry and notebooks convey the Civil War in a most direct and poignant manner. Through his writing students gain insight into the human experience of suffering and grief in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the War.Read More »