Websites

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

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We’re always looking to expand our suite of recommended websites. If you would like to submit a website, please review our website nomination guidelines first.

Literature & Language Arts

Silva Rhetoricae: The Forest of Rhetoric

Interactive encyclopedia of literary forms and figures of speech.

Art & Culture

Simon Schama's Power of Art

With lesson plans, classroom interactives, and an essay contest, this site specially features a venture into the lives and works of eight famous artists.

History & Social Studies
<a href="/websites/slavery-another-name">Slavery by Another Name</a>

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.

Art & Culture

Smithsonian American Art Museum

The Smithsonian American Art Museum website is a colorful, comprehensive collection of over 3,000 of the museum's digitized works that includes an online calendar showcasing different artwork for each day of the month.

Art & Culture

Smithsonian Education

Provides leadership in education at the Smithsonian and produces a variety of programs, services, and resources for the education and museum communities.

History & Social Studies

Smithsonian National Museum of American History

Features comprehensive virtual tours of the institution’s current exhibits. A timeline maps the history of the United States through artifacts that are in the museum’s collection. The “Our Story In History” link leads to information on the museum’s educational programming that includes several interactive activities. Both teachers and students may browse the site’s recommended reading list, either by century, or ethnic history.