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The story of America—its founding, its shaping, its mythology—is told in many ways. Their influence may not always be obvious, but artists and their works... [Read More]
This Launchpad looks at the tragic events on 9/11 and all of the heroes who helped Americans recover from that day. It asks students to... [Read More]
(Constitution Day Interactive Bill of Rights) Challenge your students with some fun games from the Bill of Rights Institute: the newest one, "Constitutional Duel," asks them... [Read More]
Traducción de la Constitución de los Estados Unidos, incluyendo el preámbuloRecursos de los Archivos Nacionales y Administración de Documentos (NARA) de los Estados Unidos:La Constitución... [Read More]
The Preamble is the introduction to the United States Constitution and like all good introductions it serves several purposes. First of all, it states the... [Read More]
Students will learn how the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution was shaped by historical events and how it reflected the fundamental values and principles of... [Read More]
Part One: A Fourth of July Oration - Part Two: Slavery in America - Part Three: Reasons for Hope... [Read More]
Ralph Waldo Emerson is an exemplary author whose essays may be used to fulfill the ELA informational texts requirement for the Common Core... [Read More]
In this Age of Common Core, English Language Arts teachers are always on the lookout for high quality articles on academic subject which are part... [Read More]
In this lesson, students explore the First Industrial Revolution in early nineteenth-century America. Through simulation activities and the examination of primary historical materials, students learn... [Read More]
Using the life of Davy Crockett as a model, students learn the characteristics of tall tales and how these stories reflect their historical moment. The... [Read More]
Explore the Alaskan Gold Rush by "mining" EDSITEment resources for primary texts and period photographs. Just as writer Jack London discovered "metaphorical gold" in the... [Read More]
The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery exhibition titled "Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now" is the first major exhibition to trace the development of the silhouette... [Read More]
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Rolando Herts, PhD, Director, The Delta Center for Culture and Learning, Delta State University, Cleveland, MississippiOn the same day when the New York Times, the... [Read More]
In recent years articles have been written examining the veracity of Travels with Charley, questioning if this work should rightly be classified nonfiction, since it... [Read More]
Henry David Thoreau. Cape Cod offers a vivid and alluring picture of a special part of the world through the eyes of an iconoclast naturalist... [Read More]
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