• Sor Juana, la monja y la escritora: Las Redondillas y La Respuesta

    Created April 15, 2011
    Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz

    Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, la primer gran poeta de América Latina, es considerada una de la figuras literarias más importantes del continente americano y una de las primeras feministas. En el siglo XVII, defendió su derecho a la educación, proponiendo la mayor participación de las mujeres en la cultura y la pedagogía en una sociedad dominada por los hombres.

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    U.S. State and Territory Online Encyclopedias

    This collection of free, authoritative source information about the history, politics, geography, and culture of some of the states and the territories.

    Image from Sitting Bull (Tatanka Iotake) segment

    On Being (formerly Speaking of Faith)

    With NEH funding, the long running NPR program On Being (formerly called Speaking of Faith) has produced a series of biographical programs of influential 20th-century historic figures: Sister Aimee Semple McPherson, Takanka Iyotaka (Sitting Bull), Albert Einstein, Charles Darwin, Joshua Heschel, and Reinhold Niebuhr. These portraits focus on their lives and thought, their spiritual development, the effect of their work on others, and their impact in contemporary society — bringing special attention to their religious context and milieu.

    Charles Darwin, English naturalist, is born

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    Constitution Day

    Reading the Constitution

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    What better way to celebrate this important document, its place within our society and throughout our history, than to closely investigate the words and ideas contained in it. Unlike more recent constitutions, the document is written in the language of ordinary people and is only a few pages.

    Arm Reliquary from Treasures of Heaven exhibit

    Treasures of Heaven

    This website, based on the NEH-funded exhibit, explores the history of Christian saints and their relics through a variety of different digital tools and programs. Learn about exhibition objects through the cultural, geographical, and architectural environment for which they were originally created.

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    When Worlds Collide

    This PBS website looks at how the Old and New Worlds mixed after Columbus landed on Hispaniola in 1492. The 90-minute documentary and website trace milestone events during the 16th century and illustrates how both the New World and the Old were radically transformed by contact. The extensive resources for teachers and students include a timeline, scholarly essays and lesson plans.


    Detail map of ancient Mesopotamia

    Teaching the Middle East

    Scholars from the University of Chicago developed, and master teachers tested, this resource to provide an overview of Middle Eastern cultures and their contributions to the world.

  • Launchpad: Colonizing the Bay

    Created August 31, 2010