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

Main Subject Areas: 
Event Date: 
Repeats every year until Thu Feb 01 2035 .
February 1, 2012
February 1, 2013
February 1, 2014
February 1, 2015
February 1, 2016
February 1, 2017
February 1, 2018
February 1, 2019
February 1, 2020
February 1, 2021
February 1, 2022
February 1, 2023
February 1, 2024
February 1, 2025
February 1, 2026
February 1, 2027
February 1, 2028
February 1, 2029
February 1, 2030
February 1, 2031
February 1, 2032
February 1, 2033
February 1, 2034
February 1, 2035
Event Date Display: 
February 1, 1861

President Franklin Roosevelt delivers the Four Freedoms speech

Main Subject Areas: 
Event Date: 
Repeats every year until Sat Jan 06 2035 .
January 6, 2012
January 6, 2013
January 6, 2014
January 6, 2015
January 6, 2016
January 6, 2017
January 6, 2018
January 6, 2019
January 6, 2020
January 6, 2021
January 6, 2022
January 6, 2023
January 6, 2024
January 6, 2025
January 6, 2026
January 6, 2027
January 6, 2028
January 6, 2029
January 6, 2030
January 6, 2031
January 6, 2032
January 6, 2033
January 6, 2034
January 6, 2035
Event Date Display: 
January 6, 1941

President Johnson outlines goals of his “Great Society” in State of the Union

Event Date: 
Repeats every year until Thu Jan 04 2035 .
January 4, 2012
January 4, 2013
January 4, 2014
January 4, 2015
January 4, 2016
January 4, 2017
January 4, 2018
January 4, 2019
January 4, 2020
January 4, 2021
January 4, 2022
January 4, 2023
January 4, 2024
January 4, 2025
January 4, 2026
January 4, 2027
January 4, 2028
January 4, 2029
January 4, 2030
January 4, 2031
January 4, 2032
January 4, 2033
January 4, 2034
January 4, 2035
Event Date Display: 
January 4, 1965

American writer Stephen Crane survives the sinking of The Commodore off the coast of Florida

Main Subject Areas: 
Event Date: 
Repeats every year until Tue Jan 02 2035 .
January 2, 2012
January 2, 2013
January 2, 2014
January 2, 2015
January 2, 2016
January 2, 2017
January 2, 2018
January 2, 2019
January 2, 2020
January 2, 2021
January 2, 2022
January 2, 2023
January 2, 2024
January 2, 2025
January 2, 2026
January 2, 2027
January 2, 2028
January 2, 2029
January 2, 2030
January 2, 2031
January 2, 2032
January 2, 2033
January 2, 2034
January 2, 2035
Event Date Display: 
January 2, 1897

What So Proudly We Hail: The Meaning of America Curriculum

Through the use of stories, speeches, and songs, this site seeks to educate hearts and minds about American ideals, American identity and national character, and the virtues and aspirations of our civic life. A ten lesson curriculum is included which covers the following topics: National Identity and Why It Matters, Freedom and Individuality, Equality, Enterprise and Commerce, Freedom and Religion, Law Abidingness, Self Command, Courage and Self-Sacrifice, and Compassion.

Demonstration of the Indians Dance, Mitote, Mexico, c. 1780

Contested Visions in the Spanish Colonial World

Contested Visions, funded in part by NEH and co-organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, Mexico, examines the significance of indigenous peoples within the artistic landscape of colonial Latin America. The exhibition offers a comparative view of the two principal viceroyalties of Spanish America—Mexico and Peru—from the fifteenth to the nineteenth centuries.

Gudea of Lagash, ca. 2012 BCE

World History for Us All

World History for Us All is a powerful, innovative model curriculum for teaching world history in middle and high schools.

Cuban Missile Crisis begins

Main Subject Areas: 
Event Date: 
Repeats every year until Tue Oct 16 2035 .
October 16, 2011
October 16, 2012
October 16, 2013
October 16, 2014
October 16, 2015
October 16, 2016
October 16, 2017
October 16, 2018
October 16, 2019
October 16, 2020
October 16, 2021
October 16, 2022
October 16, 2023
October 16, 2024
October 16, 2025
October 16, 2026
October 16, 2027
October 16, 2028
October 16, 2029
October 16, 2030
October 16, 2031
October 16, 2032
October 16, 2033
October 16, 2034
October 16, 2035
Event Date Display: 
October 16, 1962
Childe Hassam, flags of nations

Picturing America on Screen

Picturing America on Screen is an NEH-funded documentary film project produced by Channel 13, WNET, New York. A group of 25 films created by 9 talented directors presents a sampling of Picturing American art ranging from the mystery and beauty of Anasazi pottery to the sculptural poetry of contemporary artist Martin Puryear.