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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: 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: 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: 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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National History Day: Chinese Exclusion Act

<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 digital exhibitions, photographs, documents, and lesson plans - help explore the Chinese Exclusion Act (1882), a United States Federal Law restricting immigration of all Chinese laborers and the first law implemented to prevent a specific ethnic group from immigrating to the United States.  Resources highlight the lives of Chinese-American families and racism in American advertisements from the Act's enactment to its repeal in 1943. 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: prejudice, discrimination; immigration; china; asia; asian; chinese-american; asian-american; 19th century; 1800s; 20th century; 1900s; national endowment for the humanities; apa; asian pacific american; nhd; #NHD2018; #NHD; #APA2018</p>
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National History Day: The Vietnam War

<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 protest posters, archival photographs, interviews, artwork, and articles - explore the topic of the Vietnam War from multiple perspectives. Resources highlight politics, the experience of soldiers, anti-war protests, and artwork created in reaction to the Vietnam War. 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.<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: ho chi-minh; lyndon b. johnson; richard nixon; walter cronkite; henry kissinger; veteran; oral history; viet cong; protest; peace; 50s; 60s; 70s; 20th century; 1900s; national endowment for the humanities; nhd; #NHD2018 #NHD</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: 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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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: "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: 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: 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: 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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