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
Harrowing Halloween: Spooky, Supernatural, and Suspenseful

Harrowing Halloween: Spooky, Supernatural, and Suspenseful

Give your students a treat and explore the ghostly historical and the ghoulishly dramatic with a variety of online resources on Halloween.

History & Social Studies
Origins of Halloween and the Day of the Dead

Origins of Halloween and the Day of the Dead

Learn about harvest holidays in North America like Halloween and a similar Mexican holiday, the Day of the Dead.

Literature & Language Arts
National Poetry Month: Celebrating World Poetry

National Poetry Month: Celebrating World Poetry

This National Poetry Month feature educates students about different poetic forms developed across time and around the world.

History & Social Studies
National Zoo and Aquarium Month: Preserving America’s Wildlife

National Zoo and Aquarium Month: Preserving America’s Wildlife

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.

Literature & Language Arts
National Poetry Month: Forms of Poetry

National Poetry Month: Forms of Poetry

In celebration of National Poetry Month, learn about the many styles of poetry -- short and long, structured and free-form, American and international.

Literature & Language Arts
National Poetry Month: William Shakespeare

National Poetry Month: William Shakespeare

In celebration of National Poetry Month, EDSITEment has highlighted lesson plans and websites about the great English poet William Shakespeare.