• Esperanza renace: Aprendiendo a no temer el comenzar de nuevo

    Created July 25, 2012
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    En este plan de clase los estudiantes explorarán algunos de los contrastes a los que Esperanza se enfrenta cuando debe abandonar su cómoda vida como hija consentida de terrateniente poderoso, siempre rodeada de familia y de sirvientes, para convertirse en una sirvienta junto con los demás obreros agrícolas emigrantes. Este plan de clase también estudiará el trasfondo de la historia, considerando su marco histórico, social y cultural para descubrir los grandes contrastes y contradicciones que Esperanza descubre al llegar a los Estados Unidos. Y, finalmente, este plan de clase invitará a los estudiantes a prestar atención a algunos de los cambios a los que Esperanza se tiene que enfrentar para convertirse, tras ser una niña privilegiada y mimada, en una jovencita responsable y emprendedora.

    Catholic mission in American southwest.

    How Teachers Can Make the Most of "When Worlds Collide"

    In this feature, Dan McDowell, AP World History teacher and consultant for the PBS film "When Worlds Collide" surveys the features of the companion website, indicating how the K-16 educational community can make the best use of these resources.

    Memorial Day observed

    Memorial Day observed

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  • De Colores

    Created April 13, 2012
    De Colores

    This lesson plan is designed for young learners at the beginner or beginner-intermediate level of proficiency in Spanish. The activities in this lesson plan will help students learn ten colors in Spanish and also provide them with practice to use them in context.

    Emiliano Zapata

    The Mexican Revolution: November 20th, 1910

    The year 2010 marked the centennial (El Centenario) of the Mexican Revolution, an uprising that took place roughly between 1910 and 1920, recognized as the first major political, social, and cultural revolution of the 20th century.

    Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz forced to give up her writing

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    March 5, 1694
    The Statue of Liberty

    Statue of Liberty

    This feature gives students a history of the Statue of Liberty and the waves of immigration to the U.S. around 1900.

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    "Slavery by Another Name"

    Slavery by Another Name is a 90-minute, NEH-funded documentary challenging one of America's most cherished assumptions: the belief that slavery ended with the Emancipation Proclamation. The film is viewable online and the website enriched with an interactive map and timeline with text, videos, photos, a searchable selection of themes, enriched with clips, commentary, and more.

    Mission Nuestra Señora de la Concepción de Acuña, San Antonio, Texas

    National Hispanic Heritage Month

    The U.S. Government has set aside the period from September 15 to October 15, to honor the many contributions Hispanic Americans have made and continue to make to our nation by observing National Hispanic Heritage Month. EDSITEment honors them with these resources.

    African American Union soldier, Civil War

    EDSITEment's Guide to Black History Month Teaching Resources

    In this special revised and updated feature for Black History Month, teachers, parents, and students will find a collection of NEH-supported websites and EDSITEment-developed lessons that tell the four-hundred-year old story of African Americans from slavery through freedom and citizenship to the presidency.