The following websites have been approved for use in the classroom by EDSITEment. Browse websites by subject area.
This resource site for early American history features a constantly growing digital collection of primary sources — print and manuscript documents, as well as images — and transcribed versions of these materials from various libraries and archives. It includes a host of K–12 teaching resources including timeline, interactive primary sources, and lesson plans.
NEH-funded database of Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information photographs developed at Yale University. Filter collection by date, photographer, geographical area, or content. Rich in depictions of agriculture, industry, daily life in the 1930s-40s, and the World War II home front.
This film charts the life of Tom Bradley, the first African American mayor of Los Angeles, who broke racial barriers and fostered urban development. Common Core-aligned curriculum guides for eleventh and twelfth grade government classes are also available.
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.
thinkFlorida.org is designed to bring the study of Florida into the classrooms. Created by the Florida Humanities Council, it combines articles written by distinguished humanities scholars with ideas and lesson plans from Florida teachers. Contains maps, photographs, and audio-visual resources.
This digital collection from the University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries offers resources for research into a variety of historical children’s literature, including comparative editions of classic texts.