“It was almost surreal, the dust!”
The Grapes of Wrath: The Inner Chapters
What is equality? This classic short story raises this question in a smart and funny way. Our study guide, by scholar-teachers Leon and Amy Kass, helps students think their way through the story. Read more »
The Electoral College
The Constitution provides for the president to be selected by an Electoral College, not by direct popular vote. Yet the Electoral College is one of the least understood aspects of the original Constitution. Read more »
Teaching Abraham Lincoln: The End of Slavery
To support student inquiry around Abraham Lincoln’s political and moral leadership to end American slavery, EDSITEment brings together our Lincoln lessons and vetted resources. Read more »
De Colores: A Language Lesson Plan for Novices
Everybody can get started with Spanish language acquisition with this EDSITEment lesson plan that helps students learn Spanish, featuring an all-new interactive with audio.
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“Hok-noth-da” (Did you hear? in Shawnee). Native American Heritage Day is November 25. Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with EDSITEment and NEH resources devoted to these Americans.
Professional Development Opportunities
Join EDSITEment at the NCTE annual conference for conversations on "Civic Engagement through Literature with Leon and Amy Kass": Friday November 16, 4:00 p.m. in Studio Room 6, Grand Arena, Main Floor, MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Alert! Check out free professional development opportunities for teachers, coming in summer 2013 from NEH!
Think Fast! About the Past App
Test your knowledge of U.S. history as you race against the clock! Based on the online adventure game Mission US, Think Fast introduces hundreds of fascinating facts about different eras in American history on iTunes and Google Play.
Plimoth Plantation, Plymouth, MA
Best of the Humanities on the Web
Salem Witch Trials
A history of the Salem witch trials that includes complete court documents, profiles of those involved, rare books and treatises about witchcraft and the Salem trials, and original maps. Read more »
Historias del cielo. La astronomía a través de los mitos
This Ministerio de Educación de España site explores astronomy and the mythology of the heavens, with music and readings on figures of Greek mythology. Intermediate through advanced levels of proficiency. Read more »
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