NEH Connections

Thoreau cabin at Walden Pond, winter scene

Walden, the game

Walden, a game, transports players into a virtual 3-D world of experiences Thoreau may have encountered while at Walden Pond. The game encourages problem solving and enlists survival skills while revealing Thoreau’s appreciation of the natural world through its seasonal changes

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The Grand Emporium App

The Grand Emporium tells the story of Fort Vancouver: the hub, in the mid-1800s, of the Hudson’s Bay Company’s fur trading empire and the early end of the Oregon Trail. This app for iOS and Android tablets is designed as a classroom tool for middle school history and social studies activities and discussions about the 19th-century frontier. (Available at iTunes and Google Play.)

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Abraham Lincoln’s letter to Horace Greely: “My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union”

Dorothy Parker, American writer, poet, critic and wit, born

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Back to School: Literature and Language Resources

Literature and Language for Back to School includes American and World literature resources and helps secondary-level teachers respond to the CCSS requirements. Each resource aligns to an ELA Anchor Standard for College and Career Readiness as well as three Literacy in Reading, Language and/or Writing standards at a given grade level.

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Back to School: History, Social Studies, and Philosophy Resources

Social Studies/History for Back to School includes Philosophy resources and helps secondary-level teachers respond to the CCSS requirements. Each resource aligns to an ELA Anchor Standard for College and Career Readiness as well as three Literacy in History/Social Studies standards at a given grade level.

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"Created Equal": Four films on the history of the civil rights movement

This NEH initiative brings five outstanding films on the long civil rights movement to communities across the United States. As part of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)’s Bridging Cultures initiative, Created Equal has encouraged communities across the country to revisit the history of civil rights in America.

WWI American soldiers examining their new rifles after turning in the old ones

Experiencing War: Stories from the Veteran's History Project

This companion to the Library of Congress exhibition Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of WWI features additional collection materials including “Arguing Over War and Over Here.”