1949 Nobel Prize winner, American novelist, William Faulkner is born

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Robert Frost, American poet, is born

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Thoreau cabin at Walden Pond, winter scene

Walden, the game

Walden, a game, transports players into a virtual 3-D world of experiences Thoreau may have encountered while at Walden Pond. The game encourages problem solving and enlists survival skills while revealing Thoreau’s appreciation of the natural world through its seasonal changes

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.” 

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.

Jefferson Memorial framed by cherry blossoms

Rites of Spring in the Nation’s Capital

Planning to visit the U.S. Capital in person this spring? If so, the official National Park Service app for the National Mall and memorial parks can be used to explore 70 of the most cherished cultural and historical sites in the United States.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Maine Memory Network website focuses on the life and writing of 19th-century American poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and includes teacher resources from NEH-funded Longfellow Institutes.

Immigrant Stories picture of participant in cap and gown with American Flag

Immigrant Stories

The Immigration History Research Center at the University of Minnesota offers a collection of first-person video narratives tracking immigration history in the U.S. Students can create videos archived on request on a separate website.

Students learning about Ute cultural artifact

National Native American Heritage Month

November is National Native American Heritage month. What better way to celebrate it than to sample the culture and explore the history of some groups within the 4.3 million people who identify themselves as Native American in the United States?

  • Corbin Harney Water Song

    Created September 27, 2016