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K-5
Connecting the Humanities and the Sciences

Download each section of the lecture by clicking on the part subtitle so that you can mark it up as you read. We recommend that you read the lecture twice.

Grade Range
K-5
David Walker's "Appeal to the Coloured Citizens of the World"

This short video contains excerpts from David Walker's famous "Appeal to the Coloured Citizens of the World," a very significant document in American history. It is a call to freedom and to rising up and fighting against slavery with violence, if necessary, although that was not Walker's first choice.

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K-5
The Namesake by Willa Cather

Adapted from the What So Proudly We Hail curriculum, provides background materials and discussion questions to enhance your reading and understanding of Willa Cather’s short story “The Namesake.”

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K-5
Flowers from Emily

Emily Dickinson, now widely recognized (alongside Walt Whitman) as among the first American poetic voices, published only a handful of poems in her lifetime. In fact, much of Dickinson’s reclusive life remains an enigma to scholars, who piece together what they know from her poems and letters. In the following, you will learn about Dickinson’s life, her poetry, and the influence of gardening on both.

Grade Range
K-5
"A Jury of Her Peers" by Susan Glaspell

Adapted from www.WhatSoProudlyWeHail.org, this article provides background materials and discussion questions to enhance your understanding and stimulate conversation about “A Jury of Her Peers” by Susan Glaspell. With discussion videos and multimedia resources, this lesson allows students to discuss this text in detail.

Grade Range
K-5
Benjamin Franklin’s Virtues

Writing the Autobiography in his 79th year, Franklin looks back to when, at age 22, he undertook “the bold and arduous project of arriving at moral perfection.” He wanted to live without committing any fault. He wanted to conquer all that natural inclination, custom and tradition, or the company of others might lead him to wrongly do.

Grade Range
6-12
Mission US 2: Flight to Freedom

Mission US is a multimedia project that immerses players in U.S. history content through free interactive games.

In Mission 2: “Flight to Freedom,” players take on the role of Lucy, a 14-year-old slave in Kentucky. As they navigate her escape and journey to Ohio, they discover that life in the “free” North is dangerous and difficult. In 1850, the Fugitive Slave Act brings disaster. Will Lucy ever truly be free?

Grade Range
K-5
Jack London’s “To Build A Fire”

Adapted from What So Proudly We Hail provides background materials and discussion questions to enhance your understanding and stimulate conversation about “To Build A Fire.” After learning about the author, Jack London, read his story. After discussing or thinking about the questions, click on the videos to hear editors Amy A. Kass and Leon R. Kass converse with guest host William Schambra (Hudson Institute) about the story.

Grade Range
K-5
Greek Alphabet Interactive

The Greeks inherited the alphabet invented by the Phoenicians, and used it to write their great literature.