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.

History & Social Studies
The Declaration of Sentiments by the Seneca Falls Conference (1848): A Common Core Exemplar

The Declaration of Sentiments by the Seneca Falls Conference (1848): A Common Core Exemplar

This feature outlines the context of The Seneca Falls Convention of 1848 which produced the “Declaration of Sentiments,” a CCSS exemplar for grades 11 – CCR. This document made a bold argument, modeled on the language and logic of the Declaration of Independence that American women should be given civil and political rights equal to those of American men, including the right to vote.

History & Social Studies
A Revival of the American Spirit on the 38th Voyage of the Charles W. Morgan!

A Revival of the American Spirit on the 38th Voyage of the Charles W. Morgan!

On the occasion of the Charles W. Morgan’s homecoming to New Bedford, Massachusetts (June 2014), a descendent of Herman Melville, Peter Whittemore, acting as one of the 38th Voyagers, delivers an open letter to the world in the form of a “top-gallant salute.” He draws inspiration from his ancestor’s novel, Moby Dick and reflects upon the 38th Voyage of the Morgan as a wake-up call for 21st-century environmentalism.

Art & Culture
Jazz Appreciation Month: JAM 2014

Jazz Appreciation Month: JAM 2014

For JAM’s thirteenth anniversary, the theme is Jazz Alchemy: A Love Supreme, which in part honors the 50th anniversary of John Coltrane’s seminal four part work, A Love Supreme.

Literature & Language Arts
Science, Shakespeare, and the STEM Humanities: How Teachers Can Make the Most of the National Library of Medicine’s Exhibition Program Resources

Science, Shakespeare, and the STEM Humanities: How Teachers Can Make the Most of the National Library of Medicine’s Exhibition Program Resources

Learn how to make the most of STEM in your humanities classroom and how to incorporate nonfiction into STEM with the National Library of Medicine's lesson plan resources.

Literature & Language Arts
National Poetry Month: Exemplars from EDSITEment: Poetry for the Common Core

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.

History & Social Studies
Exploring Women's History Through Film

Exploring Women's History Through Film

This Women’s History Month, EDSITEment invites teachers, parents and students to honor American women’s experience in wartime. From the American Revolution through WWII, examine the vital roles women have played on the battlefield, behind the lines, and on the home front.