October 1, 2014

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Entrance to Manzanar, Manzanar Relocation Center

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Manzanar War Relocation Center photographsWhere is your eye drawn to first in the photograph? Why do you think the photographer wanted you to focus on this portion of the photo? Zoom into this photograph (online | .pdf). Investigate other details you see in the photo. What do these details add to the overall story that the […]

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NHD 2015: CMHEC Topic Ideas – Power, Authority & Governance and Reform & Social Justice

Below you will find Library of Congress resources curated by TPS-Barat that relate to National History Day 2015 topic ideas from the Chicago Metro History Education Center. All topic ideas are related to the 2015 NHD theme: Leadership & Legacy in History. More CMHEC topics will be referenced in subsequent posts. Power, Authority & Governance and Reform & Social Justice […]

A large sign reading "I am an American" placed in the window of a store on December 8, the day after Pearl Harbor.

Primary Source Spotlight: Japanese-American Internment

Photos Document Japanese-American Wartime Internment Library of Congress blog, May 2, 2014 Ansel Adams’s Photographs of Japanese-American Internment at Manzanar primary & secondary sources Veteran’s oral histories mentioning Japanese-American internment Congressional documents related to Japanese-American internment Japanese-American internment primary source set includes teacher guide Japanese-American internment timeline activity Japanese-American Internment lesson plan “Suffering Under a Great Injustice”: Ansel Adams’s Photographs […]

Portion of business section and harbor, San Diego, California

Today in History: San Diego, California

Today in History–September 28–the Library of Congress features San Diego, California. On this date in 1542 Portuguese explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo sailed into San Diego Bay under the Spanish flag. Learn about the evolution of this southern California city by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below to access more primary source treasures. Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo sailed into San Diego Bay […]

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NHD 2015: Preparing for National History Day

The Library of Congress is the perfect place to find primary source analysis strategies, tools and resources for National History Day (NHD) 2015: Leadership & Legacy in History. To help teachers prepare to guide students in researching and creating a NHD project, TPS-Barat will be offering an online teacher professional development workshop in November as well as teaming […]

Spiro Agnew in a parody of a World War I poster

Featured Source: Spiro Agnew parody

What do you think the artist is trying to tell you through this poster? What details support your conclusion? Find out more about Spiro Agnew. Read the following curator notes: Anything Goes: Caricature Since the 1960s: Edward Sorel, Author and Caricaturist. What three reasons are given for the resurgence of caricature in the mid-1960s? What more did […]

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