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
The Olympics

The Olympics

To mark the 2012 Olympics, head back to the ancient city-state and Classical Greek civilization. Examine Greek values and cultural assumptions about human excellence and competition. Then, explore the great city of London, site of this year’s Games, as well as the 1908 and 1948 Olympics.

Art & Culture
Fallingwater—Frank Lloyd Wright’s Powerful Union of Architecture and Nature

Fallingwater—Frank Lloyd Wright’s Powerful Union of Architecture and Nature

Use Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece, "Fallingwater," to learn about 20th-century architecture and Wright's prolific career.

History & Social Studies
How Teachers Can Make the Most of "When Worlds Collide"

How Teachers Can Make the Most of "When Worlds Collide"

In this feature, Dan McDowell, AP World History teacher and consultant for the PBS film "When Worlds Collide" surveys the features of the companion website, indicating how the K-16 educational community can make the best use of these resources.

History & Social Studies
Slavery, the Crisis of the Union, the Civil War, and Reconstruction

Slavery, the Crisis of the Union, the Civil War, and Reconstruction

This is an expansive multidisciplinary collection of EDSITEment resources on the antebellum and Civil War era of American history.

Literature & Language Arts
The Autumn of the Middle Ages: Chaucer and Dante

The Autumn of the Middle Ages: Chaucer and Dante

This page features resources relating to medieval literature, and presents information about the works of Chaucer and Dante. Learn more about these authors and Europe during Middle Ages by visiting the lesson plans and websites referenced on this page.

History & Social Studies

Literature of the Civil War

Read and discuss some of the great American writers and their work in the mid-19th century. This feature explores the themes of slavery, the role of women, and the experience of war.