January 20, 2018

Featured Source: Women own about one percent of world’s land

Zoom into this 1997 map online or this .pdf document. What do you learn just from looking at the title and the information presented outside of the country labels (ignore the orange leaves for now)? Look at the country labels (orange leaves). Which countries have the most female landowners? Use the information provided in this map to chart female land ownership in 1997. How might you explain this data? What questions do you have? A 2013 United Nations report describes the importance of female … [Read more...]

Featured Source: Diagram of the Federal Government and American Union

Zoom into a detailed view of this diagram. Read the text and carefully review the details. Create a bulleted list of the the information you learned from the diagram. What does the text in the third column say is the purpose of this diagram? Do you think the diagram fulfills this purpose? Why or why not? Based on the information provided in the diagram, what year do you think this diagram was created? Find and list at least three pieces of evidence from the diagram that support your … [Read more...]

Featured Source: condition of the descendants of former African slaves

Why is the information provided in both English and French? The pie graph gives statistics for which group of people? Using the information provided in this text as well as the bibliographic record to determine one or more purposes of this text. What other observations, reflections or questions does this source inspire? Let us know! More items from this W.E.B. collection Georgia Negro charts created by W.E.B. Du Bois Primary Source Spotlight: W.E.B. Du Bois … [Read more...]

Featured Source: States & Territories in Population

Review the complete document: "Statistical atlas of the United States, based upon the results of the eleventh census" H/T to educator extraordinaire, Cheryl Davis, aka @digitalteacher Which state had the biggest population growth according to this chart? Which region (Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Northwest, Southwest) had the biggest population gains during these 100 years? What other trend(s) can identify from this chart? What other observations, reflections or questions do these … [Read more...]

Featured Source: Admiral Farragut Enters Mobile Bay

Zoom into this map (online | .pdf) and use the primary source analysis tool (digital | paper) to analyze this source. Read "Damn the Torpedoes!" from the New York Times Disunion series, then take another look at this map. Explain new insights into this map that you gained. Analyze another primary source related to the 1864 Battle of Fort Morgan in Mobile Bay. Explain new insights that you now have into this military event. What other observations, reflections or questions does this … [Read more...]

Featured Image: American politics and the Tapeworm Party

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