NEH-Supported Resources

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HIGH-QUALITY LESSON PLANS FOR ALL AGES

A partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Trust for the Humanities, EDSITEment! brings the web’s best educational humanities resources together in one place. The site curates lesson plans and digital resources on history and social studies, arts and culture, and foreign languages and literature—many featuring NEH projects—and makes them freely available nationwide.

 

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ACROSS THE COUNTRY

The National Endowment for the Humanities funds professional development opportunities for K-12 teachers across the country each summer. Whether they are learning about Southern history through music and food in Mississippi, investigating the American skyscraper in Chicago, or taking an archaeological look at the ancient Pueblo in Colorado, participants have the opportunity to explore new American cities and regions while learning from and with subject-area experts. Participating teachers receive stipends for travel.



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By funding the digitization of primary sources, the National Endowment for the Humanities provides educational resources for teachers across the United States. A partnership with the Library of Congress, Chronicling America digitizes historic newspapers; Founders Online hosts the papers of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, Benjamin Franklin, and John Adams and Abigail Adams, among others; and the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, hosts The Journals of the Lewis & Clark ExpeditionThe Walt Whitman Archive, and many other resources.


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From Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle to The Roosevelts: An Intimate History and Ken Burns’s acclaimed The Civil War and Vietnam, the National Endowment for the Humanities supports the production of documentaries in a wide range of humanities subject areas. With institutions like the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the Endowment also supports the creation of websites like Created Equal, which provide lesson plans and supplemental materials to help make these documentaries more accessible in the classroom.