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
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 and show them what changes occur with seasonal weather patterns 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.

History & Social Studies
How Teachers Can Make the “Most of The Roosevelts: An Intimate History”

How Teachers Can Make the “Most of The Roosevelts: An Intimate History”

Ken Burns’ seven-part, fourteen hour film “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History” illuminates over 100 years of American history as the country transitions between “politics as usual” and reform, isolation and internationalism, a laissez faire economy and government regulation, and international war and peace.