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

WhiteHouseTapes.org

Between 1940 and 1973, six American presidents from both political parties secretly recorded just under 5,000 hours of conversations. This site is designed as a service to the research community by making freely available all of the presidential recordings, along with relevant research materials, so that scholars, teachers, students, and the public can hear and use these remarkable tapes for themselves.

Art & Culture
<a href="/websites/whole-cloth">Whole Cloth</a>

Whole Cloth

Learning units explore American technological history through developments in textile manufacturing.

Art & Culture
<a href="/websites/why-treaties-matter-self-government-dakota-and-ojibwe-nations">Why Treaties Matter: Self-Government in the Dakota and Ojibwe Nations</a>

Why Treaties Matter: Self-Government in the Dakota and Ojibwe Nations

A virtual exhibit on how Dakota and Ojibwe treaties with the U.S. government affected the lands and lifeways of the indigenous peoples of the place now called Minnesota and why these binding agreements between nations still matter today. Educator guides provide teachers with background, student readings and activities, vocabulary lists, and suggested Web and print resources. Created by the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian.

Literature & Language Arts
<a href="/websites/william-blake-archive">William Blake Archive</a>

William Blake Archive

An online library of the visionary British poet's illuminated publications and includes a biography, an online glossary of his terminology, and further resources.

Literature & Language Arts
<a href="/websites/wired-books">Wired for Books</a>

Wired for Books

Most of the best English language writers found their way to Don Swaim's CBS Radio studio in New York. The one-on-one interviews typically lasted 30 to 45 minutes and then were down to a two-minute radio show. Listen to the voices of many of the greatest writers of the twentieth century.

Art & Culture
<a href="/websites/witchcraft-salem-village">Witchcraft in a Salem Village</a>

Witchcraft in a Salem Village

The site provides accurate information about the history of the Salem witch trials using primary documents almost exclusively. These texts include complete court documents, profiles of those involved, rare books and treatises about witchcraft and the Salem trials, and original maps.