• Lesson 1. Hopi Place Names

    Created November 17, 2015
    Language of place: Hopi planting corn

    A guided exploration of “Hopitutskwa,” the Hopi homeland, through maps and place names. Using English translations, students make inferences about the Hopi cultural relationship to landscape and place. They examine regional place names of their own home communities and create personal maps by identifying and naming places of importance in their lives.

    Why Treaties Matter poster display

    Why Treaties Matter: Self-Government in the Dakota and Ojibwe Nations

    A virtual exhibit on how Dakota and Ojibwe treaties with the U.S. government affected the lands and lifeways of the indigenous peoples of the place now called Minnesota and why these binding agreements between nations still matter today. Educator guides provide teachers with background, student readings and activities, vocabulary lists, and suggested Web and print resources. Created by the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian.

    Muslims walking in NYC with American flags

    Religious Worlds of New York: The Everyday Life of American Religious Diversity

    This site is the product of the Religious Worlds institute, a project of the Interfaith Center of New York and Union Theological Seminary, with support from the NEH. The site offers an array of lesson plans, curriculum idea, and professional development based on NEH Summer Institutes for School Teachers that delve into the doctrines of the world's major religions and encourage academically grounded engagement with the social realities of contemporary religious communities.

    Muslims walking in NYC with American flags

    Religious Worlds of New York: The Everyday Life of American Religious Diversity

    This site is the product of the Religious Worlds institute, a project of the Interfaith Center of New York and Union Theological Seminary with support from NEH. The site offers lesson plans, curriculum ideas, and professional development based on NEH Summer Institutes for School Teachers that delve into the doctrines of the world's major religions and encourage academically-grounded engagement with the social realities of contemporary religious communities.

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    Exploring the Past: Archaeology in the Upper Mississippi River Valley

    The NEH-funded Summer Institute for School Teachers at the Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center website displays a rich array of humanities and STEM teacher-created lesson plans from botany through history (and more) from the elementary level through the high school, as well as teacher development materials.

    Logo for Exploring the Past

    Exploring the Past: Archaeology in the Upper Mississippi River Valley

    The NEH-funded Summer Institute for School Teachers at the Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center site hosts a collection of humanities and STEM teacher-created lesson plans from botany through history (and more), for the elementary through the high school level, as well as teacher development materials.

    Contested Visions website main page image. Colonial painting

    Contested Visions in the Spanish Colonial World

    Contested Visions, funded in part by NEH and co-organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, Mexico, examines the significance of indigenous peoples within the artistic landscape of colonial Latin America. The exhibition offers a comparative view of the two principal viceroyalties of Spanish America—Mexico and Peru—from the fifteenth to the nineteenth centuries.

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    Indians of the Midwest

    This site highlights recent research of scholars who have provided new insights about the cultures and histories of Indian peoples in the Midwest.

    Gudea of Lagash, ca. 2012 BCE

    World History for Us All

    World History for Us All is a powerful, innovative model curriculum for teaching world history in middle and high schools.