November 29, 2015

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Featured Image: A Few of the Things for Which We Are Thankful, Also Unthankful

Now see Santa Catalina, the Scenic Riviera of the U.S.A.

Today in History: Santa Catalina Island

Today in History–November 24–the Library of Congress features Santa Catalina Island,  names on this date by Spanish explorer Sebastián Vizcaíno. Known as Pimu by its native inhabitants, the island had previously been called San Salvador by its Spanish discoverer explorer Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo. Find out more about this southern California island by visiting the Today in History section, then click […]

The first Thanksgiving 1621

Primary Source Learning: History Assessments of Thinking

Is the painting above by J.L.G Ferris—The First Thanksgiving 1621—a useful resource for historians who wish to understand the relationship between the Wampanoag Indians and the Pilgrim settlers in 1621? This is the question asked by Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) consortium member Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) in one of their Beyond […]

The Kingdom of France

Featured Source: The Kingdom of France

Zoom into the center section of this map of the kingdom of France. Look carefully at the details shown in the map. Then read the text on the map. What can you tell about France from your analysis? Why do you think the creator chose to represent France as a ship? Now review the bibliographic […]


Integrating Technology: Linking Primary Sources to Literature

This is a guest post by Ruth Ferris, an elementary school librarian from Billings, Montana, and a grantee in the TPS Regional Grant Program. It is always a pleasure when I can connect my love of books with my love of history, seasoned with technology.  One favorite tool is ThingLink, which allows you to take a picture and embed links […]

Relocation - a Navajo perspective

Primary Source Spotlight: Navajo

Navajo image set More Navajo images Navajo books, reports & other documents Indian (Navajo) Land Cessions in the U.S. 1784-1894 Historical newspaper coverage: Navajo Indians through 1922 The Navajo mentions in personal narratives Navajo related oral history audio recordings Navajo code talkers veterans oral histories Navajo song and dance article Dineh Tah Navajo Dancers flyer Dineh Tah […]

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