Photograph of a Hopi woman basket weaver, c. 1910

Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month, and NEH and EDSITEment have numerous teaching resources to help students discover Native American history.

D.W. Griffith film “Birth of a Nation” premieres

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Image from Mission US 2 game

Mission US 2: Flight to Freedom

Mission US is a multimedia project that immerses players in U.S. history content through free interactive games. In Mission 2: “Flight to Freedom,” players take on the role of Lucy, a 14-year-old slave in Kentucky. As they navigate her escape and journey to Ohio, they discover that life in the “free” North is dangerous and difficult. In 1850, the Fugitive Slave Act brings disaster.

Image from Mission US 2 game

Mission US 2: Flight to Freedom

Mission 2: “Flight to Freedom,” is a game for students to learn about the difficulties encountered by slaves as they tried to escape the South.

  • Mission US 2: Flight to Freedom

    Created February 7, 2012
    American Civil War soldier

    The American Civil War

    EDSITEment has put together a collection of our lesson plans, student interactives, multimedia presentations, and vetted websites which will allow teachers, students, parents and lifelong learners to learn more about the U.S. Civil War.

    Clockwise from top left: Presidents Roosevelt, Reagan, Truman, and Kennedy

    PBS: “The Presidents”: EDSITEment’s Related Lesson Plans and Websites

    For Presidents' Day, EDSITEment has collected lesson plans and websites covering the history of the presidency and some of its most famous office holders.

    Julia Ward Howe’s “Battle Hymn of the Republic” published

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    Texas secedes from the Union

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    African American Union soldier, Civil War

    EDSITEment's Guide to Black History Month Teaching Resources

    In this special revised and updated feature for Black History Month, teachers, parents, and students will find a collection of NEH-supported websites and EDSITEment-developed lessons that tell the four-hundred-year old story of African Americans from slavery through freedom and citizenship to the presidency.