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
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.

History & Social Studies
Solomon Northup’s “Twelve Years a Slave” and the Slave Narrative Tradition

Solomon Northup’s “Twelve Years a Slave” and the Slave Narrative Tradition

This essay written by a distinguished historian of American literature, gives an overview of the American slave narrative tradition, discusses five representative slave narratives, and provides a framework for cultural analysis of these works showing their intention and their arguments.

Art & Culture
From Russia with Sport: 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi

From Russia with Sport: 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi

Topical feature highlighting the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi Russia