National Archive where Charters of Freedom, U.S. Constitution displayed

Teaching the U. S. Constitution with EDSITEment’s Top Resources

Here are some of the most popular resources on this list that you can use for Constitution Day September 17 and during the fall semester for history, civics, and social studies classes.

Mayor Tom Bradley

Bridging the Divide: Tom Bradley and the Politics of Race

This film charts the life of Tom Bradley, the first African American mayor of Los Angeles, who broke racial barriers and fostered urban development. Common Core-aligned curriculum guides for eleventh and twelfth grade government classes are also available.

Mayor Tom Bradley

Bridging the Divide: Tom Bradley and the Politics of Race

This film charts the life of Tom Bradley, the first African American mayor of Los Angeles, who broke racial barriers and fostered urban development. Common Core-aligned curriculum guides for eleventh and twelfth grade government classes are also available.

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.

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.

American flag

National Constitution Center

The National Constitution Center is an independent, non-partisan, and non-profit organization dedicated to increasing public understanding of, and appreciation for, the Constitution, its history, and its contemporary relevance.

The great presidential puzzle / J.A. Wales

Electing America’s Presidents

Every four years American citizens make one of their most serious choices as a people when they vote for president. EDSITEment has lessons about some of the most important and dramatic presidential elections in the early decades of the republic. These lessons not only give students opportunities to read significant primary sources authored by the candidates and others but also the path to a better understanding of the historical context of these races.

Histories of the National Mall

Explore historical maps, discover stories you never knew, find people and historical events related to the Mall's past.

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 data were compiled by Philip Lampi. 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.

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.