Websites

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

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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.

History & Social Studies
<a href="/websites/visual-culture-american-civil-war">Visual Culture of the American Civil War</a>

Visual Culture of the American Civil War

Offered through the Social History Project at City University of New York, this special feature of the NEH-funded Picturing History website, contains targeted videos, lectures, and a wealth of visual and textual primary source material on Civil War subjects for the classroom.

History & Social Studies
<a href="/websites/us-national-library-medicine-exhibition-program-education-services">U.S. National Library of Medicine Exhibition Program Education Services</a>

U.S. National Library of Medicine Exhibition Program Education Services

Exhibition Program Education Services develops digital standards-aligned resources for elementary through higher education in the disciplines of health education, history, literature, science, social studies, and technology that enhance their online exhibitions. The Services also provide onsite exhibition tours, school field trips, and professional development programs for K-12 educators.

History & Social Studies
<a href="/websites/our-documents">Our Documents</a>

Our Documents

To help us think, talk and teach about the rights and responsibilities of citizens in our democracy, the National Archives invites you to explore 100 milestone documents of American history. These documents reflect our diversity and our unity, our past and our future, and mostly our commitment as a nation to continue to strive to "form a more perfect union."