March 4, 2015

Featured Source: A coldness between them

A coldness between them

Look at a more detailed image of this cartoon. Without conducting any further research, what can you infer about these two men just by looking closing at the cartoon's details? Collaborate with others to find out more about the controversy surrounding the two men depicted in this cartoon. What details, if any, from the cartoon are referenced in the historical newspaper articles? Relay what else you learned. Now investigate other primary sources related to Cook and Peary. Explain your view … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Frederick A. Cook

Dr. F.A. Cook

Frederick A. Cook primary source set Cook polar diary Frederick A. Cook & the North Pole front-page newspaper coverage More newspaper articles about Frederick A. Cook & the North Pole Topics in Chronicling America – The Race to the North Pole Who Discovered the North Pole? Smithsonian Magazine April 2009 Today in History: Robert E. Peary … [Read more...]

Teaching with Primary Sources Tweet Chat 2015 Archive

TPS-Barat #sschat Tweet Chat

TPS-Barat Primary Source Nexus—@PSNTPS—is excited to host its first ever #sschat tweet chat about Teaching with Primary Sources on Monday, March 2 at 6 pm CST. A tweet chat is a live, or synchronous, collaborative discussion using Twitter. During this one-hour session, educators from around the country chimed in on teaching with primary sources in general, with an added special focus on Library of Congress primary sources. Topics that were discussed include the following: How do you set … [Read more...]

Looking Back: February 2015 Primary Sources & Teaching Resources

Harper's February

Teaching & Learning Analyzing Primary Sources Using Question Cubes Selecting Primary Sources That Deal with Difficult Issues Featured Sources guided primary source analysis activities Great presidential puzzle political cartoon Spinner Play art, lithograph For United America, YWCA poster Woman fingerprinted photograph Primary Source Picks Collection Spotlight Katherine Dunham Selections dance Presidential Spotlight Jimmy Carter Gerald R. Ford Ronald … [Read more...]

World Spotlight: Senegal

Message from Mister Leopold Sedar Senghor, President of the Republic, to the Senegalese People

Senegal primary sources from the World Digital Library Plan du Cap Verd 18th century map [Senegal] Historic U.S. newspaper coverage of Senegal Senegal reports & books Senegal mentions in the Foreign Affairs Oral History Collection Webcasts related to Senegal Leopold Sedar Senghor: Thinker, Statesman, Poet Mere-Bi: A Senegalese Celebration of Motherhood Peter Strickland: New London Shipmaster, Boston Merchant, First Consul to Senegal Senegal image set U.S. … [Read more...]

Featured Source: Woman fingerprinted

Woman Fingerprinted

Complete a primary source analysis of this image using the Library's primary source analysis tool. Then click the image above to see if the information found in the curator's note there answers any of your questions. paper (.pdf) digital padlet Find out more about the woman in this image by investigating this related primary source set. Were you able to find answers to any of your analysis questions? Which ones? Describe what else you learned. Can you find a discrepancy between … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: A. Philip Randolph

A. Philip Randolph and other civil rights leaders on their way to Congress during the March on Washington, 1963

A. Philip Randolph historical newspaper articles through 1922 “Plan Negro Labor Union – Socialists & Hebrew Trades Mean to Organize Them” New-York Tribune New York , N.Y., 07 July 1918 “I.W.W. Planned World Union of Marine Workers” The Evening World New York, N.Y., 17 July 1919 “South Carolina Representative Declares Race Antagonism Is Fostered Through Magazines” The Herald and NewsNewberry S.C., 29 Aug. 1919 “The Movements Among the Afro-Americans in New York City” The Broad Ax … [Read more...]

Tech Tools: Primary Source Analysis with Padlet

Primary source analysis with Padlet

Padlet is a digital bulletin board in which you can pin comments and ideas in the form of text, documents, images, videos and more. In the video tutorial below we show how Padlet can be used to allow students to collaborate on a primary source analysis. Please let us know if you use Padlet with students for collaborative primary source analyses. Custom background image containing primary source analysis tool columns Primary source analysis question prompts for numerous primary … [Read more...]

Collection Spotlight: Katherine Dunham Selections

Katherine Dunham in the ballet L'Ag'Ya

This collection contains moving and still images, highlighting the dancer’s early explorations as an anthropologist observing movement types and dance forms in Haiti, Trinidad, Martinique, and Jamaica as well as Dunham performing and teaching. Collection resources Images Videos Notes on Dunham's Work Katherine Dunham Timeline Katherine Dunham: A Life in Dance article Additional Dunham resources A Life in Dance: Dunham Created New Forms in Choreography Library of Congress … [Read more...]

Featured Source: For United America, YWCA

For united America, YWCA

The shields displayed on this poster represent the flags of various countries. Do some research to see how many countries you can identify and make a list. Zoom into a larger image of this poster. Look closely at the details. For what purpose do you think this poster was created? What details from the print and your own background knowledge helped you to reach that conclusion? How does your conclusion compare with the summary in the bibliographic record for this print, which suggests a … [Read more...]