Why Treaties Matter poster display

Why Treaties Matter: Self-Government in the Dakota and Ojibwe Nations

A virtual exhibit on how Dakota and Ojibwe treaties with the U.S. government affected the lands and lifeways of the indigenous peoples of the place now called Minnesota and why these binding agreements between nations still matter today. Educator guides provide teachers with background, student readings and activities, vocabulary lists, and suggested Web and print resources. Created by the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian.

Main altar reredos, Mission San Miguel (detail)

The 14th Colony: A California Missions Resource for Teachers

NEH Summer Landmark for School teachers, The Fourteenth Colony, collection of K-12 instructional resources include multimedia spanning Native Californians, Missions, Presidios and Pueblos of the Spanish, and Mexican and early American traditions and eras. Primary sources, maps, and images document the cultural and historical geography of the California missions.

Walt Whitman on Abraham Lincoln Manuscript Division, LOC

Teacher’s Guide to the Anniversary of the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

Discover how the American people coped with the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln 150 years ago.

Taos Pueblo

Pueblo Indian History for Kids

Crow Canyon Archaeological Center brings the Pueblo Indians of the Southwest to life showing how their culture developed from ancient times to the present with a glossary, maps, photos, reconstructions, and video, Visit with Respect.

September—Back to Work, Back to School, Back to Books

Lesson Plans and Related Resources for Back to School 2014

Annual feature detailing resources teachers may find useful as school resumes. For this 2104 listing, EDSITEment has framed new resources aligned to respond to the Common Core State Standards including a number of exemplars.

Germany invades Belgium; Britian declares war on Germany; Great War begins

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Exploring the Past: Archaeology in the Upper Mississippi River Valley

The NEH-funded Summer Institute for School Teachers at the Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center website displays a rich array of humanities and STEM teacher-created lesson plans from botany through history (and more) from the elementary level through the high school, as well as teacher development materials.