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.

Exterior of the Touro Synagogue in Newport, RI

Jewish American Heritage Month

Each May, EDSITEment celebrates Jewish American Heritage Month by pointing to the rich array of educational resources on this subject.

John Steinbeck’s novel “Of Mice and Men” published

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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.

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.

Baseball player Jackie Robinson born

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Death of Sir Winston Churchill British statesman

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FDR introduces Lend-Lease Program

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President Franklin Roosevelt delivers the Four Freedoms speech

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Alaska becomes 49th State

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