American history

New NASA Space Science Program Training Opportunity!

Editor’s note: The application is now closed. Thank you for your interest!

We would like to extend a special invitation for you to participate in a FREE NASA Space Science training, “It’s A New Moon” and the LADEE Mission Launch on September 5–6, 2013 (weather permitting), located near NASA Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops, Virginia!

New for July at EDSITEment

This month, EDSITEment looks at Carl Sandburg’s poem “Chicago”; the National History Day program; the unsung heroines in the fight for women’ equality; the 2012 National Humanities Medal winners; and a valuable resource on the Grand Canyon.

New for June at EDSITEment

This month, EDSITEment offers standards-ready text resources; examines General George Patton’s “Speech to the Third Army”; discovers Pearl Buck’s America; rounds up Fourth of July resources; looks at the Battle of Gettysburg; and discusses Walt Whitman and the Civil War.

New for May at EDSITEment

This month, EDSITEment looks at a chapter from Michael Shaara’s The Killer Angels; celebrates Asian-Pacific Heritage Month and Jewish-American Heritage Month; considers Winslow Homer’s The Veteran in a New Field; rereads the Great Gatsby; previews two new PBS series; and shares two great humanities websites.

New for April at EDSITEment

This month, EDSITEment celebrates National Poetry Month by looking at Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, and The Canterbury Tales; examines how LBJ managed the crisis with the Dominican Republic; explores Shakespeare; and remembers the Holocaust.

Featured Library: Kitsap Regional Library

This month marks the one-year anniversary of the “Books on Tap” program at the Bainbridge Island branch of the Kitsap Regional Library in Washington. Held at 7:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month, the program invites patrons ages twenty-one and older to a popular local pub and pizzeria, the Treehouse Café, for literary trivia and word games.

Muslim Journeys at Portland State University

Dr. Kambiz GhaneaBassiri presents “Celebrating Muslim Journeys at Portland State University: A Collection of Resources about the Muslim World” at Portland State University Library.


Muslim Journeys at Central New Mexico Community College

Editor’s Note: This week we’ll be highlighting Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys programs at two academic libraries. Awarded to more than 950 humanities councils and public, academic, and community college libraries, the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf is a collection of books, films, and other resources chosen with a view to familiarizing the American public with Islam and the cultural heritage of Islamic civilizations around the world.

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