The following websites have been approved for use in the classroom by EDSITEment. Browse websites by subject area.
Visualizing Emancipation is a comprehensive map and timeline illustrating the slow decline of slavery in the United States. It provides quick access to thousands of primary source documents in connection with this timeline.
A free, interactive curriculum for middle and high-school students and their educators that features individual testimonies of thirteen people who were adolescents during the Holocaust.
Celebrate the Bard of Avon’s birthday with Folger Shakespeare’s Library “Online Resources for Teachers.” You’ll find “Shakespeare for Kids,” games and puzzles to engage younger students, and free audio-video resources designed to help you teach Shakespeare to older ones.
Experience life aboard “Old Ironsides” USS Constitution in this interactive game, A Sailor’s Life for Me! Sail to Victory. Learn about naval battleships in the NEH-funded PBS documentary The War of 1812.
Women, War & Peace is a five-part PBS television series challenging the conventional wisdom that war and peace are men’s domain. The vast majority of today’s conflicts are not fought by nation states and their armies, but rather by informal entities: gangs and warlords using small arms and improvised weapons. The series reveals how the post-Cold War proliferation of small arms has changed the landscape of war, with women becoming primary targets and suffering unprecedented casualties.
The Marchand Archive is an NEH-funded, ever-expanding collection of document-based lesson plans developed by outstanding teachers associated with The History Project, and more than 8,600 images. Lesson plans encourage students to apply analytical skills to primary sources; the images supplement lessons and include maps, Aztec codices, early Americana, advertising posters and more.