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.
This feature is a resource based on the informational read-aloud text, “Amazing Whales!” by Sarah L. Thomson. This entry in her “I Can Read Book” series offers full-color photographs from the Wildlife Conservation Society and covers the habitat, characteristics, and behaviors of whales. It introduces this species to young naturalists in the primary grades K–1 grades, who are mastering reading skills.
Discover how the American people coped with the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln 150 years ago.
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.
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.
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.