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.
June is National Zoo and Aquarium month, a good time to explore your local zoo and aquarium as well as the websites of America’s great zoos and aquariums. EDSITEment resources feature art and artists who have drawn attention to the need for protecting America’s vanishing wilderness and wildlife.
In celebration of National Poetry Month, learn about the many styles of poetry -- short and long, structured and free-form, American and international.
This feature gives students a history of the Statue of Liberty and the waves of immigration to the U.S. around 1900.
Each February, Americans honor the rich and diverse history of African Americans. EDSITEment offers teaching resources to give students the chance to explore African American history through primary sources.
Each year, December brings a month filled with holidays, celebrations complete with a variety of gift giving traditions, and school vacations. Before departing to enjoy the break from school, take the opportunity to discuss with students ritual gift giving in their own families and across cultural holiday traditions.