Nakahama Manjirō (中濱 万次郎) the first Japanese national to emigrate to America, born

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Cornerstone laid for the Statue of Liberty

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U.S. map showing location of photographs


NEH-funded online database with interactive map of Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information photographers developed at Yale University. Browse by date, photographer, geographical area, or content. Rich in depictions of agriculture, industry, daily life in the 1930s-40s, and the World War II home front. 

U.S. map showing location of photographs


NEH-funded database of Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information photographs developed at Yale University. Filter collection by date, photographer, geographical area, or content. Rich in depictions of agriculture, industry, daily life in the 1930s-40s, and the World War II home front. 

Girl at sewing machine from Mission U.S. immigration game

Jewish American Heritage Month 2016

Each May, EDSITEment celebrates Jewish American Heritage Month by pointing to the rich array of educational resources on the history of the Jewish people in America.

  • Lesson 1. Upton Sinclair, Theodore Roosevelt, and Harvey W. Wiley

    Created March 28, 2016
    The Jungle Teddy Roosevelt image

    In this lesson, students learn how Progressive reformers in government used the public outrage over Upton Sinclair’s book The Jungle as a catalyst for legislation. The story of how two progressives, Theodore Roosevelt and Harvey W. Wiley, worked together within the federal government is not as well-known as the role played by Sinclair’s The Jungle, but it provides the needed historical and political context for the landmark Progresssive era legislation

    old print of voters from A Nation Votes

    A New Nation Votes: American Election Returns 1787-1825

    A New Nation Votes is a searchable collection of election returns from the earliest years of American democracy. The American Antiquarian Society and Tufts University Digital Collections and Archives have mounted it online for you with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

    Mesa Verde landscape of the Southwest

    Peoples of the Mesa Verde Region

    Crow Canyon Archaeological Center illustrates the story of this rugged land through a chronology that is still unfolding, detailing the artifacts, housing and food of the region's Paleoindian, Pueblo, Ute, Navajo, and European inhabitants.

    Italian Americans

    The Italian Americans

    The Italian Americans is a PBS documentary that reveals the distinctive qualities of one immigrant group’s experience and how they have shaped and challenged America. Educational resources trace their evolution from their arrival as migrant laborers with a role in the nation’s modernization, to the struggle against discrimination and lingering stereotypes, to a central role in the making of postwar America.

    Lena Brodsky from Mission US 4

    Mission US 4: City of Immigrants

    “City of Immigrants” is the fourth entry in the Mission US multimedia project series that immerses players in U.S. History through free interactive educational games. Mission 4 engages students in the dynamic, dangerous world of New York City in the early 20th century as they assume the role of Lena Brodsky, a 14-year-old Jewish Russian immigrant.