Websites

The following websites have been approved for use in the classroom by EDSITEment. Browse websites by subject area.

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Art & Culture
<a href="/websites/shakespeare-globe-global">Shakespeare: From the Globe to the Global</a>

Shakespeare: From the Globe to the Global

Shakespeare: From the Globe to the Global is a collaborative production of the college teacher-participants in a 2011 NEH summer humanities institute at the Folger Shakespeare Library. Over the course of five weeks, and with the guidance of faculty experts, the institute explored the historical developments through which the hyperbolic ambition signaled by the name of Shakespeare’s theatre became a reality.

History & Social Studies
<a href="/websites/roosevelts-intimate-history">The Roosevelts: An Intimate History</a>

The Roosevelts: An Intimate History

Ken Burns’s new seven-part PBS series chronicles the lives of Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor: three members of the most prominent and influential family in American politics. Premieres September 14.

History & Social Studies
<a href="/websites/civics-renewal-network">Civics Renewal Network</a>

Civics Renewal Network

The Civics Renewal Network is a consortium of nonpartisan, nonprofit organizations committed to strengthening civic life in the U.S. by increasing the quality of civics education in our nation's schools and by improving accessibility to high-quality, no-cost learning materials.

History & Social Studies
<a href="/websites/star-spangled-banner">The Star-Spangled Banner</a>

The Star-Spangled Banner

On September 14, 1814, U.S. soldiers at Baltimore’s Fort McHenry raised a huge American flag to celebrate a crucial victory over British forces during the War of 1812. The sight of those “broad stripes and bright stars” inspired Francis Scott Key to write a song that eventually became the United States national anthem.

History & Social Studies
<a href="/websites/american-experience-freedom-summer">American Experience: Freedom Summer</a>

American Experience: Freedom Summer

In the summer of 1964, student volunteers from around the country joined organizers and local African Americans in a historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in what was one of the nation’s most segregated states. The website features historical background essays, bonus video of interviews with participants and original art work.

Art & Culture
<a href="/websites/making-modernism-literature-and-culture-20th-century-chicago">Making Modernism: Literature and Culture in 20th-Century Chicago</a>

Making Modernism: Literature and Culture in 20th-Century Chicago

The exhibit, based on an NEH-funded summer institute at the Newberry Library, focuses on the connection between Chicago's unique urban, economic, and cultural history and its literature. The website contains art, correspondence, poems, and ephemera by Kate Chopin, Ernest Hemingway, Carl Sandburg, and others, with informative essays and full bibliography.