June 26, 2017

Looking Back: Top Content of 2016

TPS-Barat was happy to be able to provide another year of great content highlighting Library of Congress primary sources and strategies and ideas for teaching with primary sources. Below we link to the posts our users clicked through most often in 2016. But, remember, there is so much more to discover. Please click on the headers below or under the Browse TPS-Barat Content box at the top of most pages on the Primary Source Nexus to uncover more. Another great way to find useful sources is to … [Read more...]

Primary Source Review: Dec. 16-22, 2016

Find all the fabulous primary sources and teaching ideas shared December 16-22, 2016 by @PSNTPS from the TPS-Barat Primary Source Nexus, the Library of Congress, the World Digital Library, teachers and students in the classroom and more! If you want immediate access to all of these amazing resources, simply follow @PSNTPS on Twitter. [View the story "TPS-Barat Primary Source Nexus News" on Storify] … [Read more...]

Featured Image: Christmas Children’s Section

The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]), 20 Dec. 1903. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. Articles (Click the page image above to zoom in and then use the page arrow buttons to read the articles in this section or click the links below.) Boy's Christmas Aboard a Whaler The Heart of a Child Charades for Christmas Children's Christmas Parties Real Ghost Stories: page 1 and page 2 What I Would Do if I Had Ten Dollars Etiquette for … [Read more...]

Primary Source Review: Dec. 9-15, 2016

Find all the fabulous primary sources and teaching ideas shared December 9-15, 2016 by @PSNTPS from the TPS-Barat Primary Source Nexus, the Library of Congress, the World Digital Library, teachers and students in the classroom and more! If you want immediate access to all of these amazing resources, simply follow @PSNTPS on Twitter. [View the story "TPS-Barat Primary Source Nexus News" on Storify] … [Read more...]

Using Sources: Chronicling America Newspaper Pages

Historic newspapers contain a wealth of information about the past, providing a snapshot of social and cultural values of a certain place and time. You will find news stories, feature articles, editorials, cartoons, advertisements, stories, poems, art and more. All of these can be useful to help contextualize events and people from history. According to the Center for History and New Media, George Mason University, “Historians generally use newspapers for three purposes: learning facts about … [Read more...]

World Spotlight: Sweden

Sweden country profile BBC Sweden timeline BBC Sweden primary source set from the World Digital Library Sweden maps Sweden image set Swede personal narratives Swede oral history interviews U.S. veteran oral histories (service in Sweden) Foreign Affairs Oral History Collection interviews mentioning Sweden Swedish American Song Swedish sheet music Swedish song recordings Books, articles and other texts about Sweden Thomas Jefferson correspondence related to … [Read more...]

Primary Source Review: Dec. 2-8, 2016

Find all the fabulous primary sources and teaching ideas shared December 2-8, 2016 by @PSNTPS from the TPS-Barat Primary Source Nexus, the Library of Congress, the World Digital Library, teachers and students in the classroom and more! If you want immediate access to all of these amazing resources, simply follow @PSNTPS on Twitter. [View the story "TPS-Barat Primary Source Nexus News" on Storify] … [Read more...]

Featured Source: Europe Is Getting Hot

Zoom into this political cartoon (.pdf). Fill out a primary source analysis tool to help you look deeply at this source and discover what information it was attempting to convey. In your analysis, did you recognize any of the people? Read the curator note to find out the names of the people the creator depicted in this political cartoon. Then choose one person to research to find out more about his role in World War II. Summarize your findings in a paragraph. Review the primary source … [Read more...]

Looking Back: Fall 2016 Resources

TPS-Barat fell back into the school year by creating resources for students preparing for National History Day (NHD) projects and by sharing lots of great Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources content in online and in-person workshops as well as through this teaching resource blog. Below are links to posts from September - November, 2016. Primary Source Picks National History Day 2017 NHD 2017: Selecting a Topic for a History Project NHD 2017 Topic Ideas NHD 2017: U.S. … [Read more...]

Primary Source Review: Nov. 25-Dec.1, 2016

Find all the fabulous primary sources and teaching ideas shared November 25 - December 1, 2016 by @PSNTPS from the TPS-Barat Primary Source Nexus, the Library of Congress, the World Digital Library, teachers and students in the classroom and more! If you want immediate access to all of these amazing resources, simply follow @PSNTPS on Twitter. [View the story "TPS-Barat Primary Source Nexus News" on Storify] … [Read more...]