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

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As students analyze historical documents, they will begin to appreciate the differences between North and South and the changes afoot in the United States that contributed to the developing conflict.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demonstrates how teachers can build critical literacy skills across the disciplines through the analysis of primary historical documents and literary techniques.

Literature & Language Arts
“Shakespeare Uncovered” in the Classroom

“Shakespeare Uncovered” in the Classroom

“Shakespeare Uncovered” is a six-part PBS series featuring celebrated actors and directors exploring the back stories behind his most famous plays. This guide helps teachers navigate the series website and offers ideas to integrate the series into a high school classroom setting. The guide links to full videos of each episode as well as lesson plans, play maps, character quiz and other educational resources.

Literature & Language Arts

EDSITEment and Common Core: A Raisin in the Sun

Drawing on the EDSITEment’s lesson plan on Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, this presentation will demonstrate how teachers can use EDSITEment resources to satisfy the expectations of the Common Core while meeting the diverse needs of students in the classroom.

History & Social Studies
Women's Empowerment in America and the World

Women's Empowerment in America and the World

Immerse yourself in the great contributions women have made to our history and culture.

History & Social Studies
I Have a Dream: Celebrating the Vision of Martin Luther King, Jr.

I Have a Dream: Celebrating the Vision of Martin Luther King, Jr.

On the third Monday of January, Americans celebrate the life and achievement of one of our most respected citizens -- Martin Luther King, Jr.