Blogs tagged "common core"

Spying for “A White Heron”

Whatever treasures were lost to her, woodlands and summer−time, remember! Bring your gifts and graces and tell your secrets to this lonely country child.—“A White Heron”June is the perfect month to discover “A White Heron” by Sarah Orne Jewett. Set in in rural Maine at the end of the nineteenth century, this short story, a seamless example of a local color narrative, is also a universal tale of female coming-of-age that transcends place and time.Read More »
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The Berlin Wall and Beyond: An Online High School Curriculum

Stalin arm wrestles Gorbachev in a work called "?" by Mikhail Nikolaevich Rozhde
The Berlin Wall & Beyond is an online high school curriculum for teaching World History, which focuses on the critical post-World War II period. Once united as allies in their war against the Nazis, the United States and the Soviet Union became the world’s competing powerbrokers for the next 40 years. Amidst the redrawing of national boundaries and the political realignments taking shape, Berlin quickly became the symbolic capital of the Cold War.Read More »
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National Poetry Month 2015: Twenty-Three Poetry Exemplars

Cherry tree blossoms around the Tidal Basin, before April 1999
You will never be alone with a poet in your pocket.—John AdamsInaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in April 1996, National Poetry Month (NPM) brings together lovers of poetry from around the country for a month-long celebration of poetry and its vital place in American culture. Along the way, the Academy has enlisted a variety of government agencies and officials, educational leaders, publishers, sponsors, poets, and arts organizations to help.Read More »
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“The Song of Wandering Aengus”

Hazel Wood in Glen Fyne
I went out to the hazel wood,Because a fire was in my head,And cut and peeled a hazel wand,And hooked a berry to a thread …—W.B. YeatsAs we prepare to celebrate all things Irish this week on St. Patrick’s Day, enter the poetic dream-vision or “aisling” of Irish poet W. B. Yeats with EDSITEment’s new feature, “The Song of Wandering Aengus.”Read More »
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African American History Month

This month, in honor of African American History, we offer several new and classic suggestions for teachers looking to incorporate the best open-source—i.e., free—digital humanities resources on history and literature into their classrooms, while meeting the demands of the Common Core English Language Arts Standards.Read More »
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