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.

Abraham Lincoln delivers Lyceum Address

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January 27, 1838

Alaska becomes 49th State

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January 3, 1959

American abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison born

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December 10 1805
Gudea of Lagash, ca. 2012 BCE

World History for Us All

World History for Us All is a powerful, innovative model curriculum for teaching world history in middle and high schools.

First national Women’s Rights Convention held in Worcester, Massachusetts

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Yosemite National Park established

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October 1, 1890
Re-enactors, Battle of Tippecanoe. Courtesy of PBS (WNED, Buffalo/Toronto)

"The War of 1812"

Website for the PBS film War of 1812. Website includes short scholarly essays on the American, British, Canadian & Native American perspectives on the war, the role of black sailors and soldiers, diplomatic manouoers, James Madison’s leadership, and the military campaigns. Multiple lesson plans for elementary, middle and high school levels

U.S. Chief Justice John Marshall born

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September 24, 1755
Childe Hassam, flags of nations

Picturing America on Screen

Picturing America on Screen is an NEH-funded documentary film project produced by Channel 13, WNET, New York. A group of 25 films created by 9 talented directors presents a sampling of Picturing American art ranging from the mystery and beauty of Anasazi pottery to the sculptural poetry of contemporary artist Martin Puryear.