October 13, 2015

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World Spotlight: Canada

O Canada!

Canada primary sources from the World Digital Library Canada maps Books & other texts about Canada Reports & correspondence related to Canada Canada historic newspaper coverage The Nineteenth Century in Print: Periodicals enter Canada in the search descriptive information box to access 100 periodical articles Canada image set Canada/Canadian images from American Memory Historic films featuring Canada Canada/Canadian song recordings Canada/Canadian sheet … [Read more...]

Today in History: Jacques Cartier

A recently found portrait medallion of Jacques Cartier

Today in History–June 9–the Library of Congress features French navigator Jacques Cartier, who sailed into the St. Lawrence River on this date in 1534. The explorer was commissioned by King Francis I of France to explore the area in hopes of finding gold, spices, and a northern passage to Asia. Find out more about Cartier's three visits to Canada by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access related resources. Images Cartier ascending the St. … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: North American Fur Trade

American Fur Cos. buildings

Articles Before Lewis & Clark, Lewis & Clark and the Revealing of America online exhibition (scroll down to access Exploration of the Missouri River & British Passage to the Pacific sections) After Lewis & Clark, Lewis & Clark and the Revealing of America online exhibition (scroll down to access the Fur Trade section) A Fortune Made from Fur: John Jacob Astor Inside Adams blog July 23, 2012  The Economic History of the Fur Trade: 1670 to 1870 by Ann M. Carlos, … [Read more...]

Today in History: War of 1812

By the President of the United States of America, a proclamation

Today in History–June 18–the Library of Congress features the War of 1812. On this date in 1812 President James Madison signed a declaration of war against Great Britain. Reasons for the war included frustration with Britain's maritime practices and their support of Native American resistance to western expansion as well as a desire to conquer Canada. The war lingered on past 1812 and in August, 1814, British forces attacked Washington D.C., setting fire to many government buildings … [Read more...]

Primary Source Learning Is Contagious

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Looking Back: Summer 2014 Resources


Summertime amusements in 2014 for TPS-Barat included sharing lots of great Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources content  at teacher professional development workshops and online through this teaching resource blog. August Teaching & Learning Primary Source Learning Immigration Analyzing Primary Sources Sensory Exploration Featured Sources Each includes guided primary source analysis activities 1900 Gold Medal flour ad Circus radio broadcast El Paso … [Read more...]

Primary Source Learning: The Places You’ll Go with Maps


The Library of Congress has custody of the largest and most comprehensive cartographic collection in the world and there are so many places you can visit with the Library of Congress fabulous digitized map collections. Take a look at the wide variety of maps you can explore in incredible detail and discover engaging primary source lessons and activities. Zoom in now! Map Collections American Revolution Maps & Charts of North America & the West Indies 1750-1789 an important historical … [Read more...]

World History & Culture Resources

World Geography & Cultures World Spotlight: Country Primary Source Collections World Digital Library Primary Source Set: World Cultures Primary Source Set: Maps From The World Digital Library Frank and Frances Carpenter Collection: Travel and World Geography Photographs from the World’s Transportation Commission, 1894-1896 Country Profiles Country Studies Nations: Government Resources from the Library Guide to Law Online Earth as Art: A Landsat Perspective Earth As … [Read more...]

Today in History: Montreal

An east view of Montreal, in Canada

Today in History–November 13–the Library of Congress features Montreal, Canada, captured on this day in 1775 by American troops led by General Richard Montgomery. The occupation was short-lived and Montgomery was killed a few weeks later in a failed attempt to capture Quebec. Fighting between the United States and Canada ended with the War of 1812. Visit the Today in History section, then click the links below to learn more about these time periods in history as well as resources about Montreal … [Read more...]

Today in History: Captivity Narratives

Frontispiece and title page from "An affecting narrative of the captivity and sufferings of Mrs. Mary Smith"

Today in History–February 29–the Library of Congress features captivity narratives. On this day in 1704, French soldiers and their Native American allies raided a frontier settlement in Massachusetts, killing many and forcing more to march through heavy snows to Canada (New France). Read more about this incident and other captivity narratives by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access some fascinating primary sources. Texts Captives among the … [Read more...]