May 3, 2016

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Looking Back: April 2016

Teaching & Learning Primary Source Learning: Crowdsourced Poetry Featured Sources guided primary source analysis activities The Banks of the Yellow River sheet music / poem Primary Source Picks Primary Source Spotlight Gwendolyn Brooks Emily Dickinson Pablo Neruda Today in History April 28: Billy the Kid World Spotlight Chile Barat Bits & Bytes Primary Source Review Mar. 27-Apr. […]

Primary Source Review: Apr. 24-30, 2016

Find all the fabulous primary sources and teaching ideas shared April 24-30, 2016 [email protected] from the TPS-Barat Primary Source Nexus, the Library of Congress, the World Digital Library, teachers and students in the classroom and more! If you want immediate access to all of these amazing resources, simply [email protected] on Twitter. [View the story “TPS-Barat Primary Source Nexus News” on […]

Today in History: Billy the Kid

Today in History–April 28–the Library of Congress features Billy the Kid, who killed two guards while making his escape from a New Mexico jail on this date in 1881. But was he a folk villain or hero? Find out more by visiting the Today in History April 28 section, then follow the primary source trail to uncover more perspectives on this infamous […]

Featured Source: The Banks of the Yellow Sea

This Emily Dickinson poem was set to music by composer Ernst Bacon. Take a closer look at this sheet music and read the lyrics. What feeling does this poem give you? What specific word choices influence how you feel? What kind of music do you think would go with these words (happy, upbeat, sad, mournful, lively, slow, […]

Primary Source Review: Apr. 17-23, 2016

Find all the fabulous primary sources and teaching ideas shared April 17-23, 2016 [email protected] from the TPS-Barat Primary Source Nexus, the Library of Congress, the World Digital Library, teachers and students in the classroom and more! If you want immediate access to all of these amazing resources, simply [email protected] on Twitter. [View the story “TPS-Barat Primary Source Nexus News” on […]

Primary Source Spotlight: Emily Dickinson

Poet Emily Dickinson was born on December 10, 1830, in Amherst, Massachusetts. Dickinson seldom left home but she read a lot, exchanged letters with many people, and spent a great deal of time with her family—her sister Lavinia also lived at home her entire life and her brother Austin and his wife lived next door. Learn more […]

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