Blogs tagged "history"

An informational text for the Classroom: "The Belief that Flight is Possible" letter by Wilbur Wright

For some years I have been afflicted with the belief that flight is possible to man. My disease has increased in severity and I feel that it will soon cost me an increased amount of money if not my life. —Wilbur Wright’s letter to Octave Chanute, dated May 13, 1900Read More »

“The Belief that Flight is Possible to Man”: A Historic Letter for the Classroom

Rear view of Wilbur Wright making a right turn with the Wright Glider
For some years I have been afflicted with the belief that flight is possible to man. My disease has increased in severity and I feel that it will soon cost me an increased amount of money if not my life. —Wilbur Wright’s letter to Octave Chanute, dated May 13, 1900Read More »
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How NEH and EDSITEment support National History Day

National History Day, held every year in June at the University of Maryland College Park, is a wonderful opportunity for students to engage in a serious academic competition in the humanities. Last year 600,000 students took part, along with 25,000 teachers. In the age of the Common Core State Standards, this exemplary program should be on the radar of every teacher, student, and parent.Read More »
Categories Closer Readings

Black History Month and the Classroom

Engraving from daguerrotype of Frederick Douglass as a young man
Where there is no struggle, there is no progress.—Frederick DouglassFor Black History Month 2014, EDSITEment offers a revised and updated version of our Guide to Teaching Resources.Read More »
Categories Closer Readings

"Hot.Cool.Yours." Winter Olympics Russian Style!

How does Sochi, Russia, the site of the 2014 Winter Olympics, offer a special context for the Games?Read More »