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

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Robert Frost, American poet, is born

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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.

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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
  • “Remember” by Joy Harjo, video

    Created September 27, 2016
  • “Remember” by Joy Harjo

    Created September 27, 2016
    Joy Harjo image

    This lesson plan is the ninth in the “Incredible Bridges: Poets Creating Community” series.  It provides a video recording of the poet, Joy Harjo, reading the poem “Remember.” The companion lesson contains a sequence of activities for use with secondary students before, during, and after reading to help them enter and experience the poem.

    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.