August 17, 2018

Literature Links: Her Right Foot

Tom Bober (@CaptainLibrary), teacher librarian extraordinaire and former teacher in residence at the Library of Congress, put together a fantastic primary source set to accompany the picture book, Her Right Foot, by Dave Eggers. In a post on Knowledge Quest from the American Association of School Librarians, Tom details a plan for pairing primary source analysis with the book to help students explore how and why the the Statue of Liberty was built and to deepen their understanding of this … [Read more...]

Primary Source Learning: U.S. National Anthem & American Flag

Help students learn about the history and contemporary contexts of the U.S. national anthem and the American flag.Teaching resourcesLearning from the Source: The Star Spangled Banner (K-2)Learning from the Source: The Star Spangled Banner (grades 3-5)Stars, Stripes and Symbols of America: Comparing Our Flag, Past and Present (grades 1-2)Direct students do some background research on the U.S. flag and the U.S. National anthem. Then instruct them to read at least one of … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: U.S. Symbols

Symbols of the United States primary source set, includes teacher's guideSymbols of the United States primary source iBookLiberty bellStatue of LibertyAmerican flagStar Spangled BannerAmerican eagleGreat seal of the United StatesUncle SamThe White HouseWashington MonumentYankee Doodle Dandy … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: American Eagle

Our National Bird In Custodia Legis blog November 27, 2015American eagle image setBald eagle image setAmerican eagle sheet musicAmerican eagle march streaming song recordingThe American eagle against the British lion! 1844 broadsideHistorical American newspapers: American eagleContemporary U.S. legislation related to the American eagleFeatured Source: Eagle map of the United States guided primary source analysis activitiesPrimary Source Spotlight: U.S. Symbols … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Liberty Bell

Liberty bell image setLiberty bell sheet musicLiberty bell song recordingsLiberty bell books & other textsHistoric American newspapers: Liberty bell … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Great Seal of the United States

ImagesGreat Seal of the United States Reverse of the great seal of the United States Detail of northwest medallion at base (Great Seal of the United States) - District of Columbia War Memorial Great Seal of The United States made with lace Pic of the Week: A Great Seal Inside Adams: Science, Technology & Business blog post April 29, 2011 Great seal of the U.S. embossing machine Affixes U.S. seal to all state documents Parade viewing stand with the Great Seal of the … [Read more...]