English metaphysical poet and Parliamentarian Andrew Marvell born

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Cornerstone laid for the Statue of Liberty

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Robert Frost, American poet, is born

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Frances Ellen Watkins, African American abolitionist and poet, born

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Globe Theater against a world map

Shakespeare: From the Globe to the Global

A collaborative production of the college teacher-participants in a 2011 NEH summer humanities institute at the Folger Shakespeare Library. Over the course of five weeks, and with the guidance of faculty experts, the institute explored the historical developments through which the hyperbolic ambition signaled by the name of Shakespeare’s theatre became a reality.

Globe Theater against a world map

Shakespeare: From the Globe to the Global

Shakespeare: From the Globe to the Global is a collaborative production of the college teacher-participants in a 2011 NEH summer humanities institute at the Folger Shakespeare Library. Over the course of five weeks, and with the guidance of faculty experts, the institute explored the historical developments through which the hyperbolic ambition signaled by the name of Shakespeare’s theatre became a reality.

  • Frances Ellen Watkins Harper’s “Learning to Read”

    Created August 21, 2014
    Learning to Read screencap

    In this lesson students do a close reading of “Learning to Read,” a poem by Francis Watkins Harper about an elderly former slave which conveys the value of literacy to blacks during and after slavery. The activities also prompt students to examine the nature of century in the 21st century and the value they put upon it.

    Alice and the Jabberwocky

    National Poetry Month: Exemplars from EDSITEment: Poetry for the Common Core

    National Poetry Month feature aligning Common Core State Standards Poetry exemplars with EDSITEment resources. Highlighted multimedia resources include links to the poem, commentary on the poem and the poet, curriculum resources, websites, audio recordings, etc.