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EDSITEment

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: Abolitionists

<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 - including portraits, articles, primary source documents, videos, and websites - highlight four abolitionists profiled in American Experience film <em>The Abolitionists </em>and the National Youth Summit on Abolition: William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and John Brown. Additional resources related to abolitionism and other important abolitionists are located at the end. When navigating this collection, please see the standalone text tiles for summaries of section 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>.<em><em></em></em></p> <p>Tags: civil war; slavery; underground railroad; african-american; national endowment for the humanities; #nhd; #NHD2017</p>
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National History Day: African American Civil Rights Movement

<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, films, lesson plans, articles and more - pinpoint milestones in the African American Civil Rights Movement. Section topics include: <a href="http://learninglab.si.edu/q/ll-c/HicCpfdBB8teiFNw">NAACP &amp; Birth of a Nation</a>; the Scottsboro Boys; <a href="http://learninglab.si.edu/q/ll-c/3NDW784qfmHWDFy3">Brown vs. Board</a>; <a href="http://learninglab.si.edu/q/ll-c/DBns2hAaTgbs2t3G">Freedom Rides</a>; the Selma to Montgomery March; and additional figures and events in the African American Civil Rights Movement. Each section is introduced with a standalone text tile that summarizes the resources held within the section. The first, third, and fourth section summaries are followed by a link out to a sub-collection of resources containing additional Smithsonian resources on these topics.</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: segregation; racism; national association for the advancement of colored people; equality; national endowment for the humanities; #nhd; #NHD2017</p>
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National History Day: American Revolution and the Founders

<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.<br /></p> <p>These resources - including artifacts, portraits, videos, and websites - highlight six of the "Founding Fathers": Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin. Other important figures vital to the American Revolution, such as Patrick Henry and Thomas Paine, are also included. </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: revolutionary war; war of independence; bill of rights; early america; dissent; national endowment for the humanities; #nhd; #NHD2017<br /></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: 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: Innovation and 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 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, objects, photographs, portraits, lesson plans, and articles—explore how technologies developed in the interest of advancing industrialization during the United States’ Second Industrial Revolution made it possible to overcome economic and social barriers, while, in some cases, unintentionally creating new ones. Innovators who developed technologies and tools to make every day living easier and more enjoyable, along with transportation technologies that broke barriers in terms of travel and movement, are also included in this collection. Users are also asked to consider the legacies of these inventions and their significance to innovation and industrialization through to today. 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: factory, industry, invention, innovator, Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla, Alexander Graham Bell, Samuel F. B. Morse, telegraph, Christopher Latham Sholes, typewriter, telephone, communication, technology, workers, labor, International Ladies Garment Workers Union, David Dubinsky, Asa Philip Randolph, John Llewellyn Lewis, Frances Perkins, Samuel Gompers, strike, boycott, union, Transcontinental, railroad, nineteenth century, 19th, twentieth, 20th, #NHD</em></p> <p></p>
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National History Day: Reconstruction

<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, primary source documents, portraits, lesson plans, and articles—explore the efforts of individuals and groups to overcome racial, economic, and political barriers during the era immediately following the Civil War known as Reconstruction. Resources highlight influential individuals and groups, the intentional and unintentional consequences of actions and policies that resulted in the construction of new barriers for some, and competing perspectives over the best path toward reuniting the United States after the Civil War. The second resource in 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: civil rights, slavery, Freedman’s Bureau, U.S. Bureau of Freedmen Refugees and Abandoned Lands, Fisk Jubilee Singers, African American, Emancipation Proclamation, Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Johnson, Sojourner Truth, South Carolina, Congress, House of Representatives, Frederick Douglass, Robert Smalls, Hiram R. Revels, Benjamin S. Turner , Robert C. De Large, Josiah T. Walls, Jefferson F. Long, Joseph H. Rainey, R. Brown Elliot, Thomas Mundy Peterson, Sidney Taliaferro, John Roy Lynch, Octavius Catto, Edmonia Lewis, Laura Smith Haviland, John W. Menard, Harper’s Weekly, Oliver Otis Howard, William T. Sherman, Howard University, W.E.B. Du Bois, nineteenth century, 19th, Washington, D.C., #NHD</em></p> <p></p>
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National History Day: Suffrage Movement, 1848-1919

<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>This collection focuses on milestones and important figures in the American Suffrage Movement, beginning at the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848 and leading up to the passing of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1919. Resources include lesson plans, photographs, videos, objects, articles, and more. 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 tiles for summaries of section 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: women's rights; woman; female; feminism; feminist; suffrage; suffragette; protest; reform; civil rights; equal rights; susan b anthony; elizabeth cady stanton; national endowment for the humanities; #nhd; #NHD2017, #BecauseOfHerStory</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: Women's Rights

<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 - portraits, objects, blog posts, websites, articles, and more - pinpoint milestones in the Women's Rights Movement in the United States. Because of the depth of resources on this topic, this collection has been split into sections: <a href="http://learninglab.si.edu/q/ll-c/g0joRVNk1WkGr5Rg">Suffrage Movement, 1848-1919</a>; <a href="http://learninglab.si.edu/q/ll-c/f9L8q8zhVqz9ykis">World War II "Flygirls"</a>; Eleanor Roosevelt; and other leaders in the fight for Women's Rights. Each section is introduced with a standalone text tile that summarizes the resources held within the section. The first two section summaries are followed by a link out to a sub-collection of resources, containing additional Smithsonian resources on these topics.</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: suffragists; suffragette; pilot; female; woman; feminist; feminism; national endowment for the humanities; #nhd; #NHD2017, #BecauseOfHerStory</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: World War I

<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 photographs, letters, artwork, lesson plans, and articles - explore the costs and consequences of America’s involvement in World War I and its complex legacies in the decades following. Resources highlight Woodrow Wilson and his foreign policy, the roles of African American soldiers during and after the war, artwork by soldiers and government-sponsored artists depicting the psychological effects of the battlefield, letters written by soldiers to those back home, the physical costs of war and the triumphs of medical innovation, and the sinking of the RMS Lusitania, which resulted in the deaths of 1,198 civilians. 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: the great war, </em><em>wwi, ww1, world war one, world war 1, military, perspective, 20th century, 1900s, american expeditionary forces, aef, woodrow wilson, buffalo soldiers, 92nd infantry division, 93rd infantry division, african-american, black, harlem hellfighters, art, horace pippin, claggett wilson, harvey thomas dunn, william james aylward, anna coleman ladd, prosthetic, rms lusitania, postcard, form letter, #NHD</em></p>
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