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
Soldiers, Veterans, and War in U.S. and World History

Soldiers, Veterans, and War in U.S. and World History

NEH’s EDSITEment program offers a variety of resources for teaching and learning about the experiences of war and its aftermath and the role of citizen soldiers and veterans in world history and in our national life.

History & Social Studies
Jewish American Heritage Month 2016

Jewish American Heritage Month 2016

Each May, EDSITEment celebrates Jewish American Heritage Month by pointing to the rich array of educational resources on the history of the Jewish people in America.

History & Social Studies
Ken Burns Asks: “Who Are We As Americans?”

Ken Burns Asks: “Who Are We As Americans?”

On May 9, 2016, Ken Burns will deliver the 2016 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, speaking on the topic of “Race in America.”

Art & Culture
Jazz Appreciation Month 2016: Benny Carter and Democracy

Jazz Appreciation Month 2016: Benny Carter and Democracy

Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) was created by the National Museum of American History in 2002 to celebrate the extraordinary heritage and history of jazz. Each year the museum picks a major musician to commemorate.

History & Social Studies
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.