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
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.

Literature & Language Arts
Pursuing Melville: “A Dead Whale or a Stove Boat”

Pursuing Melville: “A Dead Whale or a Stove Boat”

An overview of resources for Herman Melville, “Moby-Dick,” and whaling in the 19th century.

History & Social Studies
Presidential Inaugurations: A Capitol Parade on a Cold Winter's Day

Presidential Inaugurations: A Capitol Parade on a Cold Winter's Day

The cornerstone of the inaugural ceremony is the inaugural address. Each president attempts to outline in the course he hopes to follow over the coming years in just a few short pages.

Art & Culture
Emanuel Leutze’s Symbolic Scene of Washington Crossing the Delaware

Emanuel Leutze’s Symbolic Scene of Washington Crossing the Delaware

On Christmas Night 1776, Washington crossed the Delaware River to attack Britain’s Hessian army at Trenton.

History & Social Studies
Tracking John Steinbeck in "The Grapes of Wrath"

Tracking John Steinbeck in "The Grapes of Wrath"

Steinbeck scholar Susan Shillinglaw teams with Bill Gilly, professor of Marine Biology at Stanford University’s Hopkins Marine Station to discuss the influence of Steinbeck’s best friend, marine biologist Ed Ricketts, on Steinbeck and his work— in particular, "The Grapes of Wrath."