May 30, 2016

Primary Source Review: May 22-28, 2016

Find all the fabulous primary sources and teaching ideas shared May 22-28, 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 Storify] … [Read more...]

Finding Sources: Library of Congress YouTube Channel

The Library of Congress YouTube™ channel features, "Timeless treasures and contemporary presentations from the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C." On the Library's YouTube homepage you will find a featured video as well as a browsable list of the most recent uploads and the Library's playlists. Video Uploads To access all the videos the Library has uploaded, click the Videos tab. The default view shows all uploads with the list view of videos by date added (newest). Use the … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Samuel Morse

Samuel Morse timeline Samuel Morse: Artist, Politician, Photographer Samuel Morse: Invention of the Telegraph Samuel F.B. Morse Sent the First Telegraphic Message from America’s Library Samuel Morse image set Samuel Morse historic newspaper coverage Samuel F. B. Morse Papers at the Library of Congress, 1793 to 1919 (see collection highlights below) Art & Travel Childhood & Family Life Daguerreotype Impact of the Telegraph Invention of the … [Read more...]

Primary Source Review: May 15-21, 2016

Find all the fabulous primary sources and teaching ideas shared May 15-21, 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 Storify] … [Read more...]

Today in History: Lawrence of Arabia

Today in History–May 19–TPS-Barat features Thomas Edward (T.E.) Lawrence, better known as Lawrence of Arabia, who died in England on this date in 1935. An archaeological scholar from Oxford, Lawrence enlisted in World War I and was sent to the middle east because of his familiarity with the region. One newspaper proclaimed him to be the liberator of Arabia but the story may be more complicated. Click the links below to discover more. Thomas Edward Lawrence images Meetings of British, Arab, … [Read more...]

Primary Source Learning: Civil War

Civil War photograph lessons & activities The Mathew Brady Bunch New Technologies and New Uses Using Sources: Civil War Photography Technology & Tricks What Do You See? Civil War Photojournalism: A Record of War The Civil War Through a Child’s Eye Collection Connections teaching strategies & activities Abraham Lincoln Papers Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana Civil War Maps Civil War Soldier in the Wild Cat Regiment Poet at Work: … [Read more...]

Primary Source Review: May 8-14, 2016

Find all the fabulous primary sources and teaching ideas shared May 8-14, 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 Storify] … [Read more...]

Featured Source: Jeff Davis Reaping the Harvest

What is the mood of this image? What symbols and other details in the engraving contribute to the overall mood it evokes? Now review the bibliographic record for this image. Describe what you learned and explain how that affects your "reading" of this source. Do a bit of research to learn more about the person featured in this image. Then write a short poem with words that mimic the mood of the poem. Use this list of tone and mood words to help you. What other observations, reflections … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: V-E Day & V-J Day

V-E Day celebrates the Allied World War II victory in Europe and V-J Day the victory over Japan. V-E Day image set V-J Day image set Legislation A concurrent resolution to pay tribute to the American Veterans of World War II on the 40th anniversary of V-E Day H.Con.Res.141, 99th Congress (1985-1986) Recognizing the 60th anniversary of Victory in Europe (V-E) Day during World War II H.Res.233, 109th Congress (2005-2006) A resolution commemorating May 8, 2011, as the 66th … [Read more...]

Primary Source Review: May 1-7, 2016

  Find all the fabulous primary sources and teaching ideas shared May 1-7, 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 Storify] … [Read more...]