Read Gwendolyn Brooks' poem "We Real Cool" out loud to yourself a few times. Then watch the video of John Ulrich discussing and reading "We Real Cool" as part of the EDSITEment-reviewed Library of Congress Favorite Poems Project. Pay particular attention to how you read the poem and how the poem is read in the Favorite Poems Project video—what words are emphasized? what kind of rhythm is established?
This interactive timeline highlights the major events in Europe and Asia from 1931 to 1941. Can be used in conjunction with the curriculum unit: From Neutrality to War: The United States and Europe, 1921-1941.
An interactive map of the U.S. in 1854 that allows users to see the economic, demographic, and political makeup of regions and states at the time. Under the Kansas–Nebraska Act of 1854, popular sovereignty allowed the settlers of a federal territory to decide the slavery question without interference from Congress.
A student interactive that uses a series of animated maps to summarize all the factors and statistics on the United States on the eve of the American Civil War. Click on the various tabs across the bottom of the interactive to bring up the different statistical maps.