November is Native American Heritage Month, and EDSITEment is celebrating by featuring the recent five-part PBS series We Shall Remain, which was partially funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). This series spans four centuries and shows Native American history as part of the national experience from the Mayflower to the Wounded Knee occupation of 1973. Not only is each episode viewable online, but each is accompanied by a full transcript and teacher’s guide. Visit the EDSITEment’s We Shall Remain page to learn about using We Shall Remain to enrich history classes and teach Native American art and culture as well as to view recommended lessons and Web sites.
NEH and EDSITEment are also highlighting PBS’s American Experience: The 1930s in November. The miniseries examines America’s response to the unprecedented economic crisis that threatened the nation during one of history’s most tumultuous decades.
Other November EDSITEment features include:
- Homer’s Civil War Veteran: Battlefield to Wheat Field, a powerful meditation on America’s sacrifices and our potential for recovery, just in time for Veterans Day;
- Colonizing the Bay, a new lesson that reveals the origins of the phrase “City on a Hill,” part of the American political lexicon for three centuries, in a seventeenth-century Puritan sermon; and
- American Literature Lessons—19th Century, an index of more than thirty lessons on the major authors and books of the American nineteenth century.
EDSITEment offers a treasure trove for those searching for high-quality material on the Internet in the subject areas of literature and language arts, foreign languages, art and culture, and history and social studies. All Web sites linked to EDSITEment have been reviewed for content, design, and educational impact. They cover a wide range of humanities subjects, from American history to literature, world history and culture, language, art, and archaeology, and have been judged by humanities specialists to be of high intellectual quality.