• Empire and Identity in the American Colonies

    Created May 29, 2012
    Empire and Identity: Join or Die

    In this lesson students will examine the various visions of three active agents in the creation and management of Great Britain’s empire in North America – British colonial leaders and administrators, North American British colonists, and Native Americans.

    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.

    Lyndon Johnson delivers “We Shall Overcome” speech

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    March 15, 1965

    Congress makes “Star Spangled Banner” official national anthem

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    March 3, 1931
    Wampanoag warrior

    Celebrate "We Shall Remain" for Native American Heritage Month

    EDSITEment celebrates the PBS series "We Shall Remain" for Native American Heritage Month and shows how it can be used in the classroom.

    Photograph of a Hopi woman basket weaver, c. 1910

    Native American Heritage Month

    November is Native American Heritage Month, and NEH and EDSITEment have numerous teaching resources to help students discover Native American history.

    Amy and Leon Kass

    The Meaning of America: A New Approach to Civic Education

    Over the course of this year, EDSITEment will be showcasing a series of innovative lessons which use classic American short stories to teach civics. We asked the editors of this new curriculum to introduce the project.

    John Steinbeck’s novel “Of Mice and Men” published

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    February 6, 1937
    Clockwise from top left: Presidents Roosevelt, Reagan, Truman, and Kennedy

    PBS: “The Presidents”: EDSITEment’s Related Lesson Plans and Websites

    For Presidents' Day, EDSITEment has collected lesson plans and websites covering the history of the presidency and some of its most famous office holders.

    Texas secedes from the Union

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    February 1, 1861