November 16, 2018

Primary Source Spotlight: Second Amendment & Gun Control

Bill of RightsSecond Amendment: contemporary U.S. legislationSecond Amendment - Gun Ownership and the Supreme Court Law Library of CongressThe social costs of gun ownership National Bureau of Economic Research c2004Brady Handgun Violence Prevention ActGun control: contemporary U.S. legislationGun control: implementation of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System April, 2000What should America do about gun violence? hearing before the Committee on the … [Read more...]

Primary Source Learning: The Places You’ll Go with Maps

The Library of Congress has custody of the largest and most comprehensive cartographic collection in the world and there are so many places you can visit with the Library of Congress' fabulous digitized map collections. Take a look at the wide variety of maps you can explore in incredible detail and discover engaging primary source lessons and activities. Zoom in now! Map CollectionsAmerican Revolution Maps & Charts of North America & the West Indies 1750-1789 an important … [Read more...]

Featured Source: European Immigration

According to the map, to which country in Europe are most legal immigrants going? From which countries are they coming? How do you know?What three steps were many West European countries taking in response to rising immigration numbers in 1992?What can you find out about current immigration to West European countries?What other observations, reflections or questions does this source inspire? Let us know! … [Read more...]