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.

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

History & Social Studies

EDSITEment in the College-Ready History Classroom: Visual Literacy and Cross-Text Analysis

As students analyze historical documents, they will begin to appreciate the differences between North and South and the changes afoot in the United States that contributed to the developing conflict.

Literature & Language Arts

EDSITEment and College-Readiness: Bolstering Literacy Skills across the Humanities

Using EDSITEment’s lesson plan on Carl Sandburg’s Chicago as an example, this presentation demonstrates how teachers can build critical literacy skills across the disciplines through the analysis of primary historical documents and literary techniques.