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.

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.

History & Social Studies
"The War" on PBS

"The War" on PBS

"The War," directed by Ken Burns, tells the story of the Second World War through the personal accounts of a handful of men and women from four quintessentially American towns.

History & Social Studies
Coming of Age in the Holocaust, Coming of Age Now

Coming of Age in the Holocaust, Coming of Age Now

Coming of Age in the Holocaust – Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive curriculum for middle and high-school students and their educators that features individual testimonies of thirteen people who were adolescents during the Holocaust.

History & Social Studies
When the Games Were Held at Olympia

When the Games Were Held at Olympia

In 2004, the Olympic games were played in Greece -- more than 2,500 years after the first Greek Olympics. This feature compares the ancient and modern incarnations of the games.

History & Social Studies
The First Amendment

The First Amendment

This page from EDSITEment features resources relating to the First Amendment of the United States Constitution and presents information about the history and application of the amendment.