EDSITEment and College-Readiness: Bolstering Literacy Skills across the Humanities

Using EDSITEment’s lesson plan on Carl Sandburg’s Chicago as an example, this presentation demonstrates how teachers can build critical literacy skills across the disciplines through the analysis of primary historical documents and literary techniques.

Helen Keller dies at 88

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June 1, 1968
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Theodore Roosevelt gives New Nationalism Speech

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August 31, 1912
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1st Boston Marathon run

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April 19, 1897

President Wilson asks for Declaration of War against Germany

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April 2, 1917

President Wilson learns of Zimmermann Telegram hastening U.S. entrance into World War I

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William Frederick Cody, “Buffalo Bill,” born

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February 24, 1846
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What is Chronicling America?

EDSITEment Resources for National History Day 2013/14: Rights and Responsibilities in History

The Theme for National History Day 2013–2014 is “Rights and Responsibilities in History”:  a fascinating subject with lots of potential for a really unique and winning project—if you have the resources to carry it out.

EDSITEment staff has been putting together the best humanities resources for over sixteen years with substantial, timely lessons built around primary sources, websites created and vetted by experts in the field, award-winning films, and databases like Chronicling America.

Karl Marx publishes the Communist Manifesto

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February 21, 1848

The American Temperance Society, the first national organization to advocate prohibition, founded

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