January 1, 1863: Emancipation Proclamation
Pursuing Melville: “A Dead Whale or a Stove Boat”
January 3, 1841, New Bedford. The Acushnet sails for Pacific whaling grounds with 21-year-old Melville aboard. Later, Melville has Moby Dick’s Ishmael recall his ship as “my Yale College and my Harvard.” Read more »
Stressed out about the Common Core?
Check into Closer Readings, EDSITEment’s weekly blog. See what practitioners, curriculum experts, and others say; find primary source materials; connect with other teachers. Coming in January on Thinkfinity! Read more »
The Grapes of Wrath: Verbal Pictures
Trace John Steinbeck’s method of translating Dorothea Lange’s FSA photographs into pictorial prose through the “crucible of his imagination.” Read more »
Shakespeare Uncovered Premiers January 25
Behind every Shakespeare play is a story. Each host reveals the Bard’s extraordinary works and their still potent impact on the world. First up: Macbeth with Ethan Hawke and The Comedies with Joely Richardson and Vanessa Redgrave. Read more »
Thinkfinity Community Hub
A towering 30-foot “Stone of Hope” depicts Dr. King gazing thoughtfully, reflecting on the future, and looking forward with hope for humanity.
NEH Presidential Inauguration Project
Discover how our presidents have used this occasion to lay out their understanding of American principles and a vision for the future. Read more »
The Abolitionists: Coming to PBS, January 8
Best of the Humanities on the Web
Antislavery Literature Project
Prepare for the Common Core with primary source texts on the antislavery movement, as well as podcasts and videos. Accompanied by teachers’ guides. Read more »
Picturing America on Screen
Discover Picturing America on Screen, produced by Channel 13, WNET. Watch 25 films created by 9 talented directors presenting a sampling of Picturing America art. NEW! Lesson plans and more coming soon … Read more »
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