NEH Connections

Sea of Cortez

John Steinbeck: Social Critic and Ecologist

This National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute for Teachers held at the Steinbeck Institute, San Jose State University, contains a rich collection of scholarly essays, lesson plans, maps, and images covering Steinbeck's work and his world.

Three sami women

Indigenous Literary Perspectives In Global Conversation

This resource from the University of Montana, Missoula campus, covers topics in Native American studies including curriculum suggestions from NEH Summer scholars.


President Truman orders desegregation of military forces

Shakespeare’s tragedy, “Hamlet,” entered into the Stationer’s Register


EDSITEment's 4th of July: Protest, Revolution, and Independence

A complete listing of EDSITEment's lessons on the causes, the course and the consequences of the American Revolution and Independence

Humpback whale

“Amazing Whales!” A Read-Aloud Informational Text

This feature is a guide to using informational read-aloud text, “Amazing Whales!” by Sarah L. Thomson. It introduces this species to young naturalists in the primary grades K–1, who are mastering reading skills.

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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.” 

Portrait of Thoreau against a map background

Mapping Thoreau Country

This website, developed partially through funds from MassHumanities, is an interactive cartographic exploration of Thoreau's itineraries and mapmaking in his home state of Massachusetts. Includes essays, illustrations, and links to further information.