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George Caleb Bingham's painting, "The County Election"

Voting in the Young Republic: George Caleb Bingham's "The County Election"

George Caleb Bingham's painting, "The County Election," highlights the growth of democracy in America as pioneers moved into the interior of the continent.

Painting of Andrew Jackson

"Andrew Jackson: Good, Evil, and the Presidency" on PBS

This classroom guide assists teachers who wish to use PBS's documentary film "Andrew Jackson," with accompanying lessons and other resources.

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

Electing America's President

EDSITEment looks at the history of American presidential elections from George Washington to the present.

Wampanoag warrior

Celebrate "We Shall Remain" for Native American Heritage Month

EDSITEment celebrates the PBS series "We Shall Remain" for Native American Heritage Month and shows how it can be used in the classroom.

American Flamingo, 1838 by John James Audubon (1785–1851)

National Zoo and Aquarium Month: Preserving America’s Wildlife

June is National Zoo and Aquarium month, a good time to explore your local zoo and aquarium as well as the websites of America’s great zoos and aquariums. EDSITEment resources feature art and artists who have drawn attention to the need for protecting America’s vanishing wilderness and wildlife.

Slave family in front of their cabin

Documenting African American History

Each February, Americans honor the rich and diverse history of African Americans. EDSITEment offers teaching resources to give students the chance to explore African American history through primary sources.

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.

  • Thoreau's Circle: Who's Who in Transcendentalism

    Created February 3, 2012