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
We the People Bookshelf: A More Perfect Union

We the People Bookshelf: A More Perfect Union

The We the People Bookshelf theme, “A More Perfect Union,” is the literary complement of library programs observing the sesquicentennial of the Civil War in American history and culture.

History & Social Studies
"Andrew Jackson: Good, Evil, and the Presidency" on PBS

"Andrew Jackson: Good, Evil, and the Presidency" on PBS

This classroom guide assists teachers who wish to use PBS's documentary film "Andrew Jackson," with accompanying lessons and other resources.

History & Social Studies
Beauty, Culture, and History Hidden in Afghanistan

Beauty, Culture, and History Hidden in Afghanistan

In celebration of a museum exhibit dedicated to Ancient Afghan history, check out EDSITEment resources on the Silk Road and South Asia.

History & Social Studies
Democracy in America: Alexis de Tocqueville's Introduction

Democracy in America: Alexis de Tocqueville's Introduction

A guide to Alexis de Tocqueville's landmark work surveying American republicanism in the 1830s.

History & Social Studies
Teaching Abraham Lincoln

Teaching Abraham Lincoln

Learn about the life and presidency of Abraham Lincoln, who overcame an impoverished rural childhood to become a great American leader.

History & Social Studies
Electing America's President

Electing America's President

EDSITEment looks at the history of American presidential elections from George Washington to the present.