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

The Oregon Encyclopedia

This collection of free, authoritative source information about the history, politics, geography, and culture of the state of Oregon is updated regularly to ensure that they are accurate and accessible. The editors are continually adding new entries, photographs, and maps so check back frequently to see what's new.

History & Social Studies
<a href="/websites/presidents">The Presidents</a>

The Presidents

"The Presidents," part of the American Experience series on PBS, explores the lives and times of the individuals who have held the highest office in the land. Look at the presidency in the 20th century and through its office see the drama of contemporary America—war, economic hardship, women's rights, race relations, our triumphs and our tragedies. EDSITEment also has a companion feature/index that highlights video segments as they pertain to relevant EDSITEment content.

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/scientific-revolution-science-society-renaissance-early-enlightenment">The Scientific Revolution: Science &amp; Society from the Renaissance to the Early Enlightenment</a>

The Scientific Revolution: Science & Society from the Renaissance to the Early Enlightenment

Hosted by the History Teaching Institute at Ohio State University, this page has a variety of lesson plans that educate students on how the development of science in Europe related to ongoing revolutions in politics, religion, and society. These lessons are rich in primary source readings from figures like Sir Isaac Newton, Galileo, and Johannes Kepler.

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/storm-swept-mexico">The Storm That Swept Mexico</a>

The Storm That Swept Mexico

A webpage for the PBS documentary, The Storm That Swept Mexico, with educational activities, interactives, resources and visuals for students and educators on the Mexican Revolution (1910).