For Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts
  • 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.

  • Launchpad: Getting to Know the First Amendment! (6–12)

    Created May 24, 2012
  • Launchpad: Getting to Know the First Amendment! (K–5)

    Created May 24, 2012

    Launchpad: Getting to Know the First Amendment! (6–12)

    The First Amendment guarantees several types of freedom of expression and rights to citizens of the United States, including:

  • Launchpad: "The May-pole of Merry Mount," by Nathaniel Hawthorne

    Created April 30, 2012

    Literature of the Civil War

    Read and discuss some of the great American writers and their work in the mid-19th century. This feature explores the themes of slavery, the role of women, and the experience of war.

    From Norman Rockwell's "Freedom of Speech"

    The First Amendment

    This page from EDSITEment features resources relating to the First Amendment of the United States Constitution and presents information about the history and application of the amendment.

    Portrait of Miguel de Cervantes

    Six Hispanic Literary Giants

    Explore the great Hispanic poets, from 1600 to present.

    A portrait of young Emily Dickinson

    Emily Dickinson: An American Poet for All Seasons

    EDSITEment celebrates the life and work of American poet Emily Dickinson, including her talents as baker and gardener.