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EDSITEment is a National Endowment for the Humanities supported educational resource that provides materials for teachers, students, and parents in the K-12 subject areas of History & Social Studies, Literature & Language Arts, and Arts & Culture. EDSITEment’s web presence broadens the reach and impact of the humanities by connecting public, private, and home school educators, scholars, and the American public to educational materials produced by NEH grant recipients, content experts, and master educators. 

Visit us at https://edsitement.neh.gov/

EDSITEment's collections

 

National History Day: Race, Gender, and the U.S. Military

<p>This collection brings together <a href="https://edsitement.neh.gov/">EDSITEment</a> and Smithsonian resources to support the initial research into a project for National History Day. While originally created for the 2020 theme, "Breaking Barriers in History," resources found in this collection are useful for researching other National History Day themes. <br></p> <p>These resources—including photographs, objects, portraits, lesson plans, and articles—explore how individuals overcame barriers during and following their service in the U.S. military. Resources address how issues of race and gender operated as barriers to equal treatment for all those who serve in the U.S. military, as well as circumstances endured by veterans following the end of major wars. The experiences of members of the armed forces during the American Revolution, U.S. Civil War, WWI, and WWII are highlighted; however, other wars and perspectives should be considered when exploring these resources. The second resource of this collection contains questions to help with the analysis of a chosen topic alongside photograph, document, artwork, portrait, and object resources. </p> <p>By no means is this collection comprehensive; instead, it provides a launching point for further research.</p> <p>This collection was created in collaboration with the <a href="https://learninglab.si.edu/org/sclda">Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access</a>.</p> <p>Share your National History Day collections and let us know what you think! Write to us on Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/EDSITEment">@EDSITEment</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/smithsonianlab">@SmithsonianLab</a>, #NHD2020. If you publish a collection on your National History Day topic, be sure to enter #NHD2020 in the description!</p> <p><em>Tags: military, soldiers, women, African American, Tuskegee, Airmen, Airwomen, war, World War One, World War I, World War Two, World War II, Red Jacket, Tayadaneega, Joseph Brant, Native Americans, American Indians, Horace Pippin, Theodore Milton Sullivan, J.W. Lucus, Buffalo Soldier, Charles Young, Carter Woodson, Willa Beatrice Brown, Bessie Coleman, Airforce, pilots, Jacqueline Cochran, Janet Harmon Bragg, Cornelia Fort, Nancy Love, WASPs, twentieth century, 20th #NHD</em></p>
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National History Day: Women's Suffrage

<p>This collection brings together <a href="https://edsitement.neh.gov/">EDSITEment</a> and Smithsonian resources to support the initial research into a project for National History Day. While originally created for the 2020 theme, "Breaking Barriers in History," resources found in this collection are useful for researching other National History Day themes. <br></p> <p>These resources—including photographs, objects, portraits, lesson plans, and articles—explore how women during the 19th and 20th centuries organized, petitioned, marched, and spoke out for the removal of barriers to full voting rights for women. While the 19th Amendment was passed in 1920, the extent to which this law led to equity for all women remains a point of debate. Resources address how groups and individuals sought to bring attention to the disenfranchisement of women, highlight the often overlooked perspectives and actions of women of color during the suffrage movement, and offer insight into the legacy of the suffrage movement on the larger fights for women’s and civil rights. The second resource of this collection contains questions to help with the analysis of a chosen topic alongside photograph, document, artwork, portrait, and object resources. </p> <p>By no means is this collection comprehensive; instead, it provides a launching point for further research.</p> <p>This collection was created in collaboration with the <a href="https://learninglab.si.edu/org/sclda">Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access</a>.</p> <p>Share your National History Day collections and let us know what you think! Write to us on Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/EDSITEment">@EDSITEment</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/smithsonianlab">@SmithsonianLab</a>, #NHD2020. If you publish a collection on your National History Day topic, be sure to enter #NHD2020 in the description!</p> <p>Tags: <em>voting, protest, African American, Mary Church Terrell, Ida B. Wells, Belva Ann Lockwood, Sojourner Truth, Mary McLeod Bethune, Anna Julia Cooper, Jeannette Pickering Rankin, Victoria Woodhull, Wyoming, Suffragette, Suffragist, Fannie Lou Hamer, Felisa Rincón de Gautier, Zitkala-Ša, Susette LaFlesche Tibbles, Alice Paul, ERA, civil rights, women’s rights, Edith Mayo, protest, boycott, twentieth century, 20th, #NHD</em></p> <p></p>
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National History Day: United Farm Workers

<p>This collection brings together <a href="https://edsitement.neh.gov/">EDSITEment</a> and Smithsonian resources to support the initial research into a project for National History Day. While originally created for the 2020 theme, "Breaking Barriers in History," resources found in this collection are useful for researching other National History Day themes. <br></p> <p>These resources—including photographs, objects, portraits, lesson plans, and articles—explore how the United Farm Workers, and leaders Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta, and Larry Itliong, organized for worker and civil rights during the 1960s and 70s. Resources address how groups and individuals sought to bring attention to the mistreatment of farmers—particularly Chicano and Filipino workers—the barriers they sought to break, and the reforms they fought to establish through artistic expression, as well as organized boycotts and strikes. The second resource of this collection contains questions to help with the analysis of a chosen topic alongside photograph, document, artwork, portrait, and object resources. </p> <p>By no means is this collection comprehensive; instead, it provides a launching point for further research.</p> <p>This collection was created in collaboration with the <a href="https://learninglab.si.edu/org/sclda">Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access</a>.</p> <p>Share your National History Day collections and let us know what you think! Write to us on Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/EDSITEment">@EDSITEment</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/smithsonianlab">@SmithsonianLab</a>, #NHD2020. If you publish a collection on your National History Day topic, be sure to enter #NHD2020 in the description!</p> <p><em>Tags: UFW, Latino, Hispanic, California, Fred Ross, art, grapes, lettuce, farmers, immigration, citizenship, labor, laborers, workers, unions, protest, twentieth century, 20th, #NHD</em></p> <p></p>
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National History Day: American Immigrant Experiences

<p>This collection brings together <a href="https://edsitement.neh.gov/">EDSITEment</a> and Smithsonian resources to support the initial research into a project for National History Day.  While originally created for the 2019 theme, "Triumph and Tragedy in History," resources found in this collection are useful for researching other National History Day themes.  </p> <p>These resources - including objects, documents, websites, and articles - reveal challenges and opportunities experienced by American immigrants in the 19th to mid-20th centuries.  Resources highlight hardships that compelled people to leave their homelands, difficulties immigrants faced upon arrival, and ways they overcame obstacles to build new lives and communities in America.  The second tile of this collection contains questions to help with the analysis of photograph, document, artwork, portrait, and object resources. </p> <p>The history of immigration in America is an immense topic, and this collection addresses only aspects of it.  Use this collection to brainstorm project topics, find connected resources, and as a launching point for further research.</p>This collection was created in collaboration with the <a href="https://learninglab.si.edu/org/sclda">Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access</a>.<p></p> <p>Share your National History Day collections and let us know what you think! Write to us on Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/EDSITEment">@EDSITEment</a> & <a href="https://twitter.com/smithsonianlab">@SmithsonianLab</a>, #NHD2019. If you publish a collection on your National History Day topic, be sure to enter #NHD2019 in the description!</p> <p><em>Tags: 1800s, 1900s angel island, ellis island, immigration test, community, prejudice, irish, jewish, syrian, lebanese, arab, italian, mexican, german, greek, bohemian, czech, slovenian, know nothing, triangle shirtwaist factory fire, swedish, chinese exclusion act, japanese american incarceration, internment, bracero program, stories project, #NHD</em></p>
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National History Day: American Industry

<p>This collection brings together <a href="https://edsitement.neh.gov/">EDSITEment</a> and Smithsonian resources to support the initial research into a project for National History Day.  While originally created for the 2019 theme, "Triumph and Tragedy in History," resources found in this collection are useful for researching other National History Day themes. <br></p> <p>These resources - including photographs, objects, portraits, lesson plans, and articles - explore triumphs and tragedies in American industrialization from the late 18th century through the early 20th century.  Resources highlight influential industrialists called "captains of industry" by some and "robber barons" by others, catastrophes that occurred as a result of rapid industrialization, labor leaders who fought successfully for the rights of laborers dismal conditions, the origins of child labor laws, leading inventors and their inventions, and other important topics. The second tile of this collection contains questions to help with the analysis of photograph, document, artwork, portrait, and object resources. </p> <p>By no means is this collection comprehensive; instead, it provides a launching point for further research. </p> <p>This collection was created in collaboration with the <a href="https://learninglab.si.edu/org/sclda">Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access</a>.</p> <p>Share your National History Day collections and let us know what you think! Write to us on Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/EDSITEment">@EDSITEment</a> & <a href="https://twitter.com/smithsonianlab">@SmithsonianLab</a>, #NHD2019. If you publish a collection on your National History Day topic, be sure to enter #NHD2019 in the description!</p> <p><em>Tags: strike, protest, union, andrew carnegie, john d. rockefeller, j.p. morgan, cornelius vanderbilt, henry clay frick, helen frick, andrew w. mellon, newsies, newsboys, child labor reform, thomas alva edison, incandescent lamp, nikola tesla, electric motor, electric power, alexander graham bell, telephone, christopher latham sholes, c. lathan sholes, carlos glidden, samuel soule, typewriter, triangle shirtwaist factory fire, pinkerton national detective agency, matewan massacre, wall street bombing of 1920, boston molassses disaster, asa philip randolph, a. philip randolph, john llewellyn lewis, john l. lewis, frances perkins, samuel gompers i.l.g.w.u, international ladies garment workers union, david dubinsky, company towns, #NHD</em></p>
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National History Day: "Flygirls"

<p>This collection brings together <a href="https://edsitement.neh.gov/">EDSITEment</a> and Smithsonian resources to support the initial research into a project for National History Day.  While originally created for the 2017 theme, "Taking a Stand in History," resources found in this collection are useful for researching other National History Day themes.</p> <p>These resources - photographs, objects, videos, articles, and more - focus on the lives and contributions of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs), or "Flygirls" of WWII. Highlighted in this collection are also two African-American aviators, Willa Brown and Janet Bragg; discriminatory practices disallowed African-Americans from joining the WASPs during WWII. This collection is part of the larger collection, <a href="http://learninglab.si.edu/q/ll-c/7Yq13J5gWbFdxXR9">Taking a Stand: Women's Rights</a>. When navigating this collection, please see the standalone text tile for a summary of collection resources.<br></p> <p>By no means is this collection comprehensive; instead, it provides a launching point for further research.<br></p> <p>This collection was created in collaboration with the <a href="https://learninglab.si.edu/org/sclda">Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access</a>.</p> <p>Tags: woman; women; female; feminism; feminist; pilot; aviator; army; world war 2; ww2; world war II; national endowment for the humanities; #nhd; #NHD2017, #BecauseOfHerStory</p>
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National History Day: Origins of the U.S. Constitution

<p>This collection brings together <a href="https://edsitement.neh.gov/">EDSITEment</a> and Smithsonian resources to support the initial research into a project for National History Day.  While originally created for the 2018 theme, "Conflict and Compromise in History," resources found in this collection are useful for researching other National History Day themes. </p> <p>These resources - including lesson plans, portraits, digital exhibitions, and artwork - help explore how conflict and compromise led to the drafting and ratification of the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Thirteenth Amendment. The second tile of this collection contains questions to help with both the analysis of this historical event and the analysis of different types of resources (photograph, document, artwork, portrait, and object). The third tile contains a graphic organizer, created by <a href="https://www.nhd.org/">National History Day</a>, to help explore historical context and the "Conflict and Compromise in History" theme.</p> <p>By no means is this collection comprehensive; instead, it provides a launching point for further research. </p> <p>This collection was created in collaboration with the <a href="https://learninglab.si.edu/org/sclda">Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access</a>.</p> <p>Tags: 1700s; 1800s; civil war; james madison; john jay; thomas jefferson; roger sherman; federalists anti-federalists debate; frederick douglass; abraham lincoln; slavery; anti-slavery; constitutional convention 1787; george washington; early democracy; national endowment for the humanities; nhd; #NHD; #NHD2018</p> <p></p>
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National History Day: The Mexican Revolution

<p>This collection brings together <a href="https://edsitement.neh.gov/">EDSITEment</a> and Smithsonian resources to support the initial research into a project for National History Day.  While originally created for the 2018 theme, "Conflict and Compromise in History," resources found in this collection are useful for researching other National History Day themes. </p> <p>These resources - including primary source newspaper articles, recorded symposiums, lesson plans, and artwork - help explore the complexity and impact of the Mexican Revolution (c. 1910-1920). Resources highlight Pancho Villa, US-Mexico relations, and the artistic movements that rose out of the Revolution.  The second tile of this collection contains questions to help with the analysis of photograph, document, artwork, portrait and object resources. The third tile contains a graphic organizer, created by <a href="https://nhd.org/">National History Day</a>, to help explore historical context and the "Conflict and Compromise in History" theme.</p> <p>By no means is this collection comprehensive; instead, it provides a launching point for further research.</p> <p>This collection was created in collaboration with the <a href="https://learninglab.si.edu/org/sclda">Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access</a>.</p> <p>Tags: mexico; new spain; independence; revolutionary; encomienda; francisco pancho villa; emiliano zapata; agrarista; porfirio diaz; madero; woodrow wilson; 20th century; 1900s; national endowment for the humanities; nhd; #NHD #NHD2018<br></p> <p></p>
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National History Day: The War of 1812

<p>This collection brings together <a href="https://edsitement.neh.gov/">EDSITEment</a> and Smithsonian resources to support the initial research into a project for National History Day.  While originally created for the 2018 theme, "Conflict and Compromise in History," resources found in this collection are useful for researching other National History Day themes. </p> <p>These resources - including primary source documents, portraits of important individuals, ballads, and lesson plans - help explore the War of 1812 (1812-1815), a war fought between the United States, the United Kingdom, and their allies.  The second tile of this collection contains questions to help with both the analysis of this historical event and the analysis of different types of resources (photograph, document, artwork, portrait, and object). The third tile contains a graphic organizer, created by <a href="https://nhd.org/">National History Day</a>, to help explore historical context and the "Conflict and Compromise in History" theme.</p> <p>By no means is this collection comprehensive; instead, it provides a launching point for further research.</p> <p>This collection was created in collaboration with the <a href="https://learninglab.si.edu/org/sclda">Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access</a>.</p> <p>Tags: james madison; trade; uk; us; andrew jackson; battle of new orleans; 19th century; 1800s; national endowment for the humanities; nhd; #NHD #NHD2018</p>
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National History Day: Freedom Rides

<p>This collection brings together <a href="https://edsitement.neh.gov/">EDSITEment</a> and Smithsonian resources to support the initial research into a project for National History Day.  While originally created for the 2017 theme, "Taking a Stand in History," resources found in this collection are useful for researching other National History Day themes. </p> <p><a href="http://learninglab.si.edu/q/ll-c/sNWdVT1Me8drAsGu"></a></p> <p>Resources in this collection - portraits, artifacts, photographs, and an article - are compiled to supplement the American Experience Film, <em>Freedom Riders</em>. The Freedom Riders were civil rights activists who, in 1961, rode interstate buses to the segregated Southern U.S. to challenge the non-enforcement of Supreme Court decisions that ruled segregated buses unconstitutional. This collection is part of the larger collection, <a href="http://learninglab.si.edu/q/ll-c/sNWdVT1Me8drAsGu">Taking a Stand: African American Civil Rights Movement</a>. When navigating this collection, please see the standalone text tile for a summary of collection resources.<span></span></p> <p>By no means is this collection comprehensive; instead, it provides a launching point for further research.<br /></p> <p>This collection was created in collaboration with the <a href="https://learninglab.si.edu/org/sclda">Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access</a>.</p> <p>Tags: sncc; student nonviolent coordinating committee; congress of racial equality; freedom ride; national national endowment for the humanities; #nhd; #NHD2017</p>
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National History Day: NAACP & "Birth of a Nation"

<p>This collection brings together <a href="https://edsitement.neh.gov/">EDSITEment</a> and Smithsonian resources to support the initial research into a project for National History Day.  While originally created for the 2017 theme, "Taking a Stand in History," resources found in this collection are useful for researching other National History Day themes. </p> <p>Resources in this collection - portraits, artifacts, photographs, and an article - supplement the EDSITEment lesson plan, <em>Birth of a Nation, the NAACP, and the Balancing of Rights, </em>which discusses the connection between the rise of the NAACP and their protests of the 1915 propaganda film <em>Birth of a Nation</em>. This collection is part of the larger collection, <a href="http://learninglab.si.edu/q/ll-c/sNWdVT1Me8drAsGu">Taking a Stand: African American Civil Rights Movement</a>. When navigating this collection, please see the standalone text tile for a summary of collection resources.<br /></p> <p>By no means is this collection comprehensive; instead, it provides a launching point for further research.<br /></p> <p>This collection was created in collaboration with the <a href="https://learninglab.si.edu/org/sclda">Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access</a>.</p> <p>Tags: kkk; national association for the advancement of colored people; moorfield storey; w. e. b. du bois; racism; national national endowment for the humanities; #nhd; #NHD2017</p>
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National History Day: Brown v. Board

<p>This collection brings together <a href="https://edsitement.neh.gov/">EDSITEment</a> and Smithsonian resources to support the initial research into a project for National History Day.  While originally created for the 2017 theme, "Taking a Stand in History," resources found in this collection are useful for researching other National History Day themes. </p> <p><a href="http://learninglab.si.edu/q/ll-c/sNWdVT1Me8drAsGu"></a></p> <p>Resources in this collection - articles, website, portraits, objects, and more - focus on Brown v. Board of Education, a landmark Supreme Court case that declared segregation in public schools unconstitutional. This collection is part of the larger collection, <a href="http://learninglab.si.edu/q/ll-c/sNWdVT1Me8drAsGu">Taking a Stand: African American Civil Rights Movement</a>. When navigating this collection, please see the standalone text tile for a summary of collection resources.</p> <p>By no means is this collection comprehensive; instead, it provides a launching point for further research.<br /></p> <p>This collection was created in collaboration with <a href="https://edsitement.neh.gov/">EDSITEment</a>, a website for K-12 educators from the National Endowment for the Humanities.</p> <p>Tags: integration; thurgood marshall; little rock nine; topeka; kansas; racism; NAACP; national national endowment for the humanities; #nhd; #NHD2017</p>
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