October 18, 2018

NHD 2018 Conflict & Compromise Topic Ideas: World History Asia

These curated resource lists coincide with the topic ideas listed in the NHD 2018 Conflict & Compromise theme sample topics list. The links lead to resources accessed from the Library of Congress (LOC.gov) unless otherwise noted.The Unbalanced Compromises of the Opium WarsThe war in China - attack on the "Banterer's" boat in Sai-Lau Creek, Canton River 1858 illustration U.S historical newspaper coverage 1839-1860: Great Britain China war U.S. historic newspaper coverage … [Read more...]

NHD 2018 Conflict & Compromise Topic Ideas: World History Religion

These curated resource lists coincide with the topic ideas listed in the NHD 2018 Conflict & Compromise theme sample topics list. The links lead to resources accessed from the Library of Congress (LOC.gov) unless otherwise noted.Buddhism and Hinduism: Conflicting Ideas and Their Cultural ImpactsImages of Hinduism and Buddhism 1851 engraving Images of Hindu cosmogony and gods plate 1 1851 Images of Hindu cosmogony and gods plate 2 1851 A Hindu bridal party c1922 Images … [Read more...]

Featured Source: The Banks of the Yellow Sea

This Emily Dickinson poem was set to music by composer Ernst Bacon. Take a closer look at this sheet music and read the lyrics. What feeling does this poem give you? What specific word choices influence how you feel? What kind of music do you think would go with these words (happy, upbeat, sad, mournful, lively, slow, etc.)? Even if you can't read music, what clues to the music do you get about how Bacon wanted the song to sound from the sheet music? Now listen to a song recording of "The Banks … [Read more...]

Presidential Spotlight: Dwight D. Eisenhower

From America’s Library: Dwight D. EisenhowerBorn: October 14, 1890 Died: March 28, 1969Dwight David Eisenhower was an inspiring military leader, best-selling author, head of Columbia University, and president of the United States. As the top American general and later Allied Supreme Commander in the European theater, he directed Allied forces in World War II to victories in North Africa and Italy and coordinated the massive and successful D-Day invasion of France. Extraordinarily … [Read more...]

Learning from the Source: Cartoonist Commentary-Vietnam War

U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War lasted more than a decade. Have students analyze political cartoons from the primary source sets below to consider different issues related to this war and how cartoonists' perspectives of U.S. involvement evolved over time. If students are not practiced at analyzing political cartoons, use the accompanying resources to help prepare and guide students in this type of primary source analysis. You may choose to have students analyze the cartoons twice, first … [Read more...]

World Spotlight: Vietnam

Vietnam country profileVietnam country studyVietnam primary source set World Digital LibraryVietnam mapsVietnam imagesGroup of children, with baskets, posed under palm tree, Saigon Group of ten workers posed by palm trees, Saigon Two women posed, seated, Saigon Mandarin, full length, seated, facing front, Saigon Elderly man watching two young boys Street in Saigon Municipal theatre and stand for "malabars," the oriental hansom cab Bridge over branch of … [Read more...]

World Spotlight: Cambodia

Cambodia primary source set World Digital LibraryCambodia mapsForeign Affairs oral histories mentioning CambodiaHistoric U.S. newspaper coverage of Cambodia (through 1922)"A Cambodian Ceremony" Scribners Monthly, an illustrated magazine for the people Volume 9, Issue 1, November 1874"The Cambodian House" Manufacturer and Builder Volume 19, Issue 5, May 1887Journey to Freedom: The Boat People Retrospective 2009 webcastU.S. legislation related to CambodiaGuide to … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Asian Pacific American Resources

Celebrate the history and diverse cultures of Asian Pacific Americans through the foci of primary source images, documents, oral histories, and more. You'll also find related lesson plans, stories, interactives, and streaming webcasts--come explore! Lesson plans & activity ideasCollection Connections: After the Pearl Harbor Attack Collection Connections: Ansel Adams's Photographs of Japanese-American Internment at Manzanar Chinese in California 1850-1925: collection … [Read more...]

World Spotlight: China

China country profileChina country study (history, culture, industry, and more)China primary sources from the World Digital LibraryChina mapsChina books & other texts (1500-1929)China: historical U.S. newspaper coverageChina / Chinese: song recordings & oral historiesChina / Chinese: sheet musicChina: U.S. veteran's storiesChina / Chinese films & webcastsImages of ChinaImages of ChineseChinese flutes (artifact images)U.S. … [Read more...]

Today in History: Burma / Myanmar

Today in History–January 4–the Library of Congress features Burma (Myanmar), which gained independence on this date in 1948. Learn some more about this Asian country by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access related primary sources.Burma (Myanmar) mapsContemporary U.S. legislation related to Burma (Myanmar)Burma (Myanmar) booksBurma historical newspaper coverageBurma (Myanmar) historical imagesMyanmar primary source set from the World … [Read more...]