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Division of Education Programs for School Teachers

From Chaucer to Existentialism: the National Endowment for the Humanities supports tuition-free professional development programs each summer for American school teachers. Deadline for applications is March 1st! Explore the complete list now…

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For All The World To See: Visual Culture and The Struggle for Civil Rights

Site examines the role that visual culture played in shaping and transforming the struggle for racial equality in America from the late 1940s to the mid-1970s.


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EDSITEment's Guide to Black History Month Teaching Resources

In this special revised and updated feature for Black History Month, teachers, parents, and students will find a collection of NEH-supported websites and EDSITEment-developed lessons that tell the four-hundred-year old story of African Americans from slavery through freedom and citizenship to the presidency.

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Emily Dickinson: An American Poet for All Seasons

EDSITEment celebrates the life and work of American poet Emily Dickinson, including her talents as baker and gardener.

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Lincoln's Writings: Multimedia Edition

The Multi-Media Edition the “House Divided Project” at Dickinson College offers 150 of Abraham Lincoln's most teachable documents organized around five major themes and designed provide key alignments with the Common Core State Standards.

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Examines Longfellow's life and work, his homes and his family. It includes a searchable database of his poems, lesson plans for teachers, a filmography, and more. Rediscover why Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was America's most beloved nineteenth-century poet.