Features

Features are highlighted collections of resources that can be used to support related lesson plans or as standalone activities in the classroom. Browse our library of features by grade level or subject area below.

Literature & Language Arts
“The Song of Wandering Aengus” by W. B. Yeats: A Common Core Exemplar

“The Song of Wandering Aengus” by W. B. Yeats: A Common Core Exemplar

Teacher guide to Common Core Poetry exemplar, “The Song of Wandering Aengus” by W. B. Yeats. The guide includes the poem; information about the poem; discussion questions. Supplementary documents provide suggested answers to the discussion questions and contextual background information from Irish traditional sources including Celtic mythology and influences of Irish aisling to shed light on the poem.

History & Social Studies
An EDSITEment Tour of the National Mall

An EDSITEment Tour of the National Mall

This page from EDSITEment features resources relating to Washington D.C.'s National Mall, and presents information about the history and landmarks of the Mall.

Literature & Language Arts
November's Literary Lions

November's Literary Lions

This page features resources relating to famous authors who were born in November, and presents information about William Blake, Washington Irving, Mark Twain, and Jonathan Swift.

History & Social Studies
Four Freedoms for the Fourth

Four Freedoms for the Fourth

This feature lists resources relating to freedom and presents information and activities about Franklin Delano Roosevelt's concept of The Four Freedoms. Learn more about political speeches, freedom, and the U.S. government.

Literature & Language Arts
“The Year at Maple Hill Farm”: A Common Core Read-Aloud for Grades K–1

“The Year at Maple Hill Farm”: A Common Core Read-Aloud for Grades K–1

A feature based on an informational read-aloud text, "The Year at Maple Hill Farm." This picture book will offer primary grade teachers new ways to engage students in discovering what a natural year really looks like, especially in relation to farm animals.

Art & Culture
How to Make the Most of “James McNeill Whistler & the Case for Beauty” in the Classroom

How to Make the Most of “James McNeill Whistler & the Case for Beauty” in the Classroom

“James McNeill Whistler & the Case for Beauty” is a treasure trove of information for the classroom on this pivotal American artist, tracing his life and development as an artist. Connect with a streaming version of the film, classroom resources aligned with Common Core and the new arts standards, and more.