October 17, 2018

Primary Source Spotlight: Race Riots

Wilmington, North Carolina 1898 race riot1898 newspaper coverageNew York City 1900 race riotsAugust, 1900: select newspaper articles more 1900 newspaper coverageAtlanta, Georgia 1906 race riot1906 newspaper coverage E. W. Evans oral history transcript Atlanta riot recollections Letter from Francis Jackson Garrison to Booker T. Washington concerning the Atlanta Riot October 7, 1906 Mary White Ovington covered the Atlanta riot Journalist Ray Stannard Baker … [Read more...]

Looking Back: Top Primary Source Content of 2015

This year has been great! We reached more teachers and students than ever but please keep spreading the word about TPS-Barat and the Primary Source Nexus teaching resource blog. Take a look at the top five posts from 2015 from the Teaching & Learning and Primary Source Picks categories. Teaching & Learning Learning from the SourceLearning from the Source: Comparing Reports of the Battle of Little Bighorn Learning from the Source: Primary Source Perspectives of the Civil … [Read more...]

Featured Source: The Kingdom of France

Zoom into the center section of this map of the kingdom of France. Look carefully at the details shown in the map. Then read the text on the map. What can you tell about France from your analysis? Why do you think the creator chose to represent France as a ship? Now review the bibliographic record. When was this map created? Does the date and any other information from the bibliographic record help you to better answer the first two questions? How?Now zoom into the full map. With your class … [Read more...]

Unlocking the Power of Primary Sources: 2015 Online Conference Recordings

On October 27-28, 2015, education experts and subject matter specialists presented 15 different sessions discussing resources and teaching strategies for using primary sources from the Library of Congress in the classroom. If you missed one or more sessions you were hoping to catch, don't worry. Each session was recorded and certificates are available for a limited time to those who view the recordings. (If you didn't register previously, you will need to register now to view the … [Read more...]

Looking Back: Summer 2015 Primary Sources & Teaching Resources

During summertime 2015 TPS-Barat shared lots of great Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources content at teacher professional development workshops and online through this teaching resource blog. Primary Source Picks Today in HistoryJune 2: Indian Citizenship Act June 18: War of 1812 June 21: Samuel H. Gottscho and William H. Schleisner July 1: John Philip Sousa July 5: Salvation Army July 10: James McNeill Whistler July 14: Bastille Day & the French … [Read more...]

Looking Back: March 2015 Primary Sources & Teaching Resources

Teaching & LearningLearning from the Source: Geographical conversation cards Primary Source Learning: Great Depression Selecting, Excerpting & Modifying Primary SourcesFeatured Sources guided primary source analysis activitiesAstor Theatre – The Great Ziegfeld photograph A coldness between them political cartoon, magazine cover Science & the Suffragettes newspaper article What do you hear? audio recordingPrimary Source Picks Today in HistoryMarch … [Read more...]

Looking Back: February 2015 Primary Sources & Teaching Resources

Teaching & LearningAnalyzing Primary Sources Using Question Cubes Selecting Primary Sources That Deal with Difficult IssuesFeatured Sources guided primary source analysis activitiesGreat presidential puzzle political cartoon Spinner Play art, lithograph For United America, YWCA poster Woman fingerprinted photographPrimary Source Picks Collection SpotlightKatherine Dunham Selections dancePresidential SpotlightJimmy Carter Gerald R. Ford Ronald … [Read more...]

Looking Back: January 2015 Primary Sources & Teaching Resources

Teaching & LearningAnalyzing Primary Sources: Shake & Source Newspaper GameFeatured Sources & Images Featured Sources, including guided primary source analysis activitiesEverybody’s Doing It! political cartoon Has the war ruined the country? broadside Office Boy Board Game artifact Round the World with Nellie Bly newspaper featureFeatured ImagesFeatured Image: Happy New Year 1915 newspaperPrimary Source Picks Today in HistoryJanuary 6: George … [Read more...]

Library of Congress Spring 2015 Educator Webinars

The Library of Congress is hosting a series of free one-hour webinars focusing on using the Library’s digitized collections to meet curriculum content and skills standards.The webinars will generally be held every on Thursdays at 4:00 ET but look below for exact dates and registration information.More complete descriptions of the spring 2015 webinars and registration information can be found in the professional development area on the Teachers section of the Library website or by … [Read more...]