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Sending out SOS! 4 Kids

Are you looking for something to do outdoors with your kids and/or students this summer?Read More »

“A William Faulkner Remembrance” July 6

“Wonder. Go on and wonder.”- William Faulkner, The Sound and the FuryRead More »

Walt Whitman on the Civil War - Notebooks, Prose, Poetry

Today we celebrate this beloved American poet born May 31, 1819. EDSITEment offers resources on Walt Whitman whose poetry and notebooks convey the Civil War in a most direct and poignant manner. Through his writing students gain insight into the human experience of suffering and grief in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the War.Read More »

How do you teach civility in your classroom? Now with links to resources

Civility and its related idea of tolerance seem to be essential virtues in a liberal democracy. However being virtues they do not automatically spring up in young people. They need to be carefully inculcated by parents, caregivers and teachers. How do you go about inculcating them in your clasroom?Further thoughts. I've been looking around the web and found these resourcesRead More »
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How popular is Emily Dickinson's Poetry with your students?

As we wind down National Poetry Month, I was wondering how your students are experiencing the poetry of Emily Dickinson? Do they find her 19th-century voice speaks to their concerns in the 21st century? Is her poetry pertinent today or do they consider it a quaint throw back to an earlier era? How do you approach the challenge of teaching Dickinson's unique style of verse?Here are couple of new features from EDSITEment that may open additional dimensions to the study of Emily Dickinson:Read More »