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.

Art & Culture
World History from EDSITEment

World History from EDSITEment

Exploration, Encounter, and Exchange in World History.

History & Social Studies
Back to School: History, Social Studies and Philosophy for the Common Core

Back to School: History, Social Studies and Philosophy for the Common Core

Social Studies/History for Back to School includes Philosophy resources and helps secondary-level teachers respond to the CCSS requirements. Each resource aligns to an ELA Anchor Standard for College and Career Readiness as well as three Literacy in History/Social Studies standards at a given grade level.

Literature & Language Arts
Back to School: Literature and Language for the Common Core

Back to School: Literature and Language for the Common Core

Literature and Language for Back to School includes American and World literature resources and helps secondary-level teachers respond to the CCSS requirements. Each resource aligns to an ELA Anchor Standard for College and Career Readiness as well as three Literacy in Reading, Language and/or Writing standards at a given grade level.

Literature & Language Arts
“Amazing Whales!” A Read-Aloud Informational Text for the Common Core

“Amazing Whales!” A Read-Aloud Informational Text for the Common Core

This feature is a guide to using informational read-aloud text, “Amazing Whales!” by Sarah L. Thomson. It introduces this species to young naturalists in the primary grades K–1, who are mastering reading skills.

History & Social Studies
Teacher’s Guide to the 150th Anniversary of the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

Teacher’s Guide to the 150th Anniversary of the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

Discover how the American people coped with the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln 150 years ago.

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.