April 23, 2017

NHD 2017: CMHEC Topic Ideas – Politics, Law, Economy, Arts, Culture

These curated resource lists coincide with the order of the topic ideas listed in the Chicago Metro History Fair (formerly CMHEC) NHD 2017 theme-related topic ideas. The links lead to resources from the Primary Source Nexus and the Library of Congress (LOC.gov) unless otherwise noted. Note: U.S. historic newspaper coverage is from 1789-1922 unless otherwise noted. Albert Parsons Inside/Outside Politics Albert Parsons anarchist historic newspaper coverage International Working People's … [Read more...]

Primary Source Learning: Labor

Primary source lesson plans & activities Child Labor in America Child Labor and the Building of America Primary Source Learning: Protest & Reform Primary Source Set Primary Source Learning: Chicago Anarchists & the Haymarket Affair Learning from the Source: Chicago Meatpackers & the Unions Learning from the Source: Dust Bowl Songs & Photographs Learning from the Source: Media & Migrant Laborer Perspectives New Deal Programs: Brother, Can You Spare a … [Read more...]

Featured Source: Poor Illinois!

Use the Primary Source Nexus search box to look for more information about the Haymarket anarchists. Describe and explain something that you discovered. Use the Primary Source Nexus search box to look for more information about Peter Altgeld. Describe and explain his relationship to the Haymarket anarchists. Read the story, "Bloody Battle at a Coal Mine" published in The Salt Lake Herald (Salt Lake City [Utah), 13 Oct. 1898. What insights into the political cartoon does the article give … [Read more...]

City Spotlight: Chicago, Illinois

PSN primary source collections Great Chicago Fire Jane Addams & Hull House John Peter Altgeld Daniel Burnham Frank Lloyd Wright Anarchist Emma Goldman Dizzy Gillespie Louis H. Sullivan Chicago Cubs First American Automobile Race Nuclear Fission PSN featured sources The Red Flag or the Anarchists of Chicago 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition School Strike Chicago collections & teaching resources Chicago: Destination for the Great … [Read more...]

Featured Source: The Red Flag or the Anarchists of Chicago

Using only specific details from this primary source, what type of person is an anarchist? Use the Primary Source Nexus search bar to find out more about the Chicago anarchists. Describe three things you learned and two things you would like to learn more about. There is a post on the Primary Source Nexus that features another anarchist. Who is the person? Describe three things you learned about the person and two things you would like to learn more about. What other observations, … [Read more...]

Today in History: Great Chicago Fire

Today in History–October 8–the Library of Congress features the great Chicago fire, which began on this day in 1871. The fire took at least 300 lives, left nearly a third of the city's residents homeless, and leveled more than 18,000 structures (Encyclopedia of Chicago). Learn more about this fire and others that burnt on the same day in Michigan and Wisconsin by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access more information and resources related to the Chicago … [Read more...]

Primary Source Learning: Gilded Age Teaching Resources & Strategies

This morning I saw a tweet mentioning primary sources related to immigration in the Gilded Age and I began to wonder . . . What learning activities related to the Gilded Age could we imagine using Library of Congress primary sources? What other teaching resources and strategies are available on LOC.gov and elsewhere? See the results below and feel free to comment on learning activities and resources that you've created or uncovered in the Speak Your Mind section. H/T to @oswego98 for the … [Read more...]