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Slavery, the Crisis of the Union, the Civil War, and Reconstruction

This is an expansive multidisciplinary collection of EDSITEment resources on the antebellum and Civil War era of American history.

Image of Chaucer as a pilgrim from Ellesmere Manuscript

The Autumn of the Middle Ages: Chaucer and Dante

This page features resources relating to medieval literature, and presents information about the works of Chaucer and Dante. Learn more about these authors and Europe during Middle Ages by visiting the lesson plans and websites referenced on this page.

Literature of the Civil War

Read and discuss some of the great American writers and their work in the mid-19th century. This feature explores the themes of slavery, the role of women, and the experience of war.

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Celebrate Shakespeare's Birthday

Celebrate the Bard of Avon’s birthday with Folger Shakespeare’s Library “Online Resources for Teachers.” You’ll find “Shakespeare for Kids,” games and puzzles to engage younger students, and free audio-video resources designed to help you teach Shakespeare to older ones.

Portrait of Miguel de Cervantes

Seis gigantes de la literatura hispana

Descubre algunos de los más grandes poetas hispanos.

Portrait of Miguel de Cervantes

Six Hispanic Literary Giants

Explore the great Hispanic poets, from 1600 to present.

A portrait of young Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson: An American Poet for All Seasons

EDSITEment celebrates the life and work of American poet Emily Dickinson, including her talents as baker and gardener.