EDSITEment is a collection of lesson plans and websites that the National Endowment for the Humanities considers the “Best of the Humanities on the Web.”
Materials are divided into the following choices:
- History and Social Studies
- Literature and Language Arts
- Foreign Language
- Art and Culture
- We The People (A.P. U.S. History)
- Picturing America
Clicking on these choices will give you long alphabetic lists, but you can also use a subject navigator to narrow your search.
If you would like to create a lesson plan that might be added to EDSITEment, please go to this web page to obtain information about the selection criteria and the nomination and review process.
We would also like to post here any EDSITEment sites you have found (and would recommend to our group) that feature Mesoamerican cultures and their histories. Please send your suggestions to the institute listserv.
EDSITEment! folks gave me this list to share with you:
- Virtual Oaxaca (website)
- How Teachers Can Make the Most of When Worlds Collide (teacher’s guide)
- Aztecs Find a Home: The Eagle Has Landed (lesson plan)
- Mexican Culture and History Through its National Holidays (lesson plan)
- One recommended EDSITEment component here has its focus on the Day of the Dead. It was produced by the Smithsonian Latino Center and Disney.
- Conquistadors (website)
- This curriculm has as its focus the novel Esperanza Rising.
- Not included in the EDSITEment listings — but it should be — is the award-winning interactive site, “The Sport of Life and Death,” about the Mesoamerican ballgame.
And not necessarily about Mesoamerica but useful digital resources for teachers recommended by NEH EDSITEment!