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Rickett's and Steinbeck's Sea of Cortez sardine boat, The Western Flyer, at dock

Tracking John Steinbeck in "The Grapes of Wrath"

Steinbeck scholar Susan Shillinglaw teams with Bill Gilly, professor of Marine Biology at Stanford University’s Hopkins Marine Station to discuss the influence of Steinbeck’s best friend, marine biologist Ed Ricketts, on Steinbeck and his work— in particular, "The Grapes of Wrath."

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John Steinbeck’s "The Grapes of Wrath": The Inner Chapters

Created October 12, 2012
Steinbeck migrants

This lesson offers students a close consideration of the opening chapter of John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath and serves as the impetus for looking at the purpose of the inner chapters or “generals” as the author referred to them.

Abraham Lincoln bust, Saint Gaudens, Museum of American Art, Washington, DC

The Civil War in Art

The Civil War in Art: Teaching and Learning through Chicago Collections from the Terra Foundation for American Art is designed for teachers and students to learn about the Civil War and connect to the issues, events, and people of the era through works of art. Included is an image gallery, classroom projects, a glossary, and more...

photo of a 19th-century honey peddler reading a newspaper

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers

Chronicling America enhances access to America's regional, historic newspapers. This site allows the visitor to search, view, clip, and save pages from 1836 through 1922, as well as find newspapers published between 1620 and the present. Learn more about using Chronicling America in the classroom with EDSITEment's Chronicling America special feature.

EDSITEment's 4th of July: Protest, Revolution, and Independence

A complete listing of EDSITEment's lessons on the causes, the course and the consequences of the American Revolution and Independence

EDSITEment's Recommended Reading List for College-Bound Students

Gear high school students up for college with this collection of lessons based on College Board's recommending reading lists.

  • Empire and Identity in the American Colonies

    Created May 29, 2012
    Empire and Identity: Join or Die

    In this lesson students will examine the various visions of three active agents in the creation and management of Great Britain’s empire in North America – British colonial leaders and administrators, North American British colonists, and Native Americans.

    Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle leads 16 B-25s on bombing raid on Tokyo, Japan

    Doolittle Raid on Tokyo and the air war in World War II
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    A naval battle of the Revolutionary War, 1779

    Advanced Placement U.S. History Lessons

    This feature describes EDSITEment’s library of Advanced Placement U.S. History resources and provides an index of these lessons aligned with APUSH topics.