September 4, 2015

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The Carpet-bagger

Featured Source: The Carpet-bagger

Read this brief description of carpetbaggers and scalawags from History.com. Next review this Encyclopedia of Virginia entry on Benjamin F. Butler, being sure to read at least the introductory paragraph as well as the first paragraph under the New Orleans header. Now look closely at the cover of this sheet music. Describe the perspective of carpetbaggers that you think […]

Summertime

Looking Back: Summer 2015 Primary Sources & Teaching Resources

During summertime 2015 TPS-Barat shared lots of great Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources content at teacher professional development workshops and online through this teaching resource blog. Primary Source Picks Today in History June 2: Indian Citizenship Act June 18: War of 1812 June 21: Samuel H. Gottscho and William H. Schleisner July 1: John Philip Sousa […]

Down in dear old New Orleans

City Spotlight: New Orleans

  War of 1812 and the Battle of New Orleans America’s Library Winning the Battle of New Orleans January 8, 1815 America’s Library The Battle of New Orleans Bicentennial Folklife Today blog January 8, 2015 Mardi Gras Season in New Orleans America’s Library local legacy Happy Mardi Gras! Inside Adams blog The Supreme Madness of the Carnival Season In […]

Kenya 12-69

Featured Source: Kenya 12-69

Imagine you are from another planet and have been charged with reporting back to your commander on this country called Kenya on the continent of Africa. Zoom into this composite map and investigate the information presented. Create an outline of your findings. Compare the information in this composite map with one of the maps linked to below, noting similarities […]

Mrs. Claire Cumberbatch, of 1303 Dean St., leader of the Bedford-Stuyvesant group protesting alleged "segregated" school, leads oath of allegiance

Learning from the Source: Pledge of Allegiance Image Sequencing

Most school children in the United States recite the Pledge of Allegiance every morning. But what does the pledge really mean? By pairing primary sources with the text, students will deepen their understanding of a citizen’s commitment to country. Image sequencing materials Pledge of Allegiance Image Sequencing Worksheet Pledge of Allegiance Images Pledge of Allegiance Image Citations […]

Kenya

World Spotlight: Kenya

Kenya country profile Kenya timeline BBC Kenya: Places in the News Kenya primary sources from the World Digital Library Kenya maps Kenya images U.S. historical newspaper articles mentioning Kenya through 1922 Service in Kenya: U.S. veteran oral histories Foreign Affairs Oral History Collection interviews mentioning Kenya Books & reports about Kenya U.S. legislation related to Kenya Guide to Law Online: Kenya […]

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