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”

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    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.

    Edward Hirsch, American poet and critic, is born

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    Charles Baudelaire's “Les Fleurs du Mal” published

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    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demonstrates how teachers can build critical literacy skills across the disciplines through the analysis of primary historical documents and literary techniques.

    Emily Dickinson's “Safe in Their Alabaster Chambers” published

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    "Shakespeare Uncovered"

    WNET’s Shakespeare Uncovered series tells the story behind the stories of Shakespeare’s greatest plays. Six episodes combine history, biography, performance and analysis and personal passion of each host as they conduct interviews with actors, scholars and directors from key locations and include video of performances.

    Alfred Lord Tennyson’s poem “The Charge of the Light Brigade,” published

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    photo of a 19th-century honey peddler reading a newspaper

    Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers

    Chronicling America enhances access to America's regional, historic newspapers. This site allows the visitor to search, view, clip, and save pages from 1836 through 1922, as well as find newspapers published between 1620 and the present. Learn more about using Chronicling America in the classroom with EDSITEment's Chronicling America special feature.