NEH Connections

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Emily Dickinson Museum: The Homestead and the Evergreens

The Emily Dickinson Museum in Amherst, Massachusetts, includes The Homestead, where the poet was born and lived most of her life, and The Evergreens, home of the poet’s brother and his family. It has been the site of several NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops for Schoolteachers. The teacher resource page includes a number of curriculum projects by NEH Summer Scholars.

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Teaching the Middle East

Discover the great currents of continuity and change throughout Middle Eastern history. Scholars from the University of Chicago include scholarly essays and lesson plans for your classroom.


Novelist and critic Virginia Woolf drowns herself at age 59

Dwight D. Eisenhower, American President, dies


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“The Song of Wandering Aengus” by W. B. Yeats

Teacher guide “The Song of Wandering Aengus” by W. B. Yeats includes information about the poem and discussion questions. Supplementary documents provide contextual background on Irish traditional sources including Celtic mythology and Irish aisling poetry.

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Women's History Month

Throughout our history women have made valuable contributions during wartime both in the civilian and military realm.

Best of the Web

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Scribbling Women

Online resources for teaching American women's literature using dramatizations produced by The Public Media Foundation

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Constitutionally Speaking

Constitutionally Speaking, a collaboration of the New Hampshire Humanities Council and several New Hampshire nonprofit organizations offers a suite of civics resources for K–12 teachers, including award-winning lesson plans and videos on the nation's founding document and its application in 21st-century America.