October 20, 2018

NHD 2019: European History 16th-19th Centuries

King Henry VIII Versus the Catholic ChurchBill Nye’s History of England from the Druids to the Reign of Henry VIII 1899 (includes illustrations) The Early Tudors. Henry VII.: Henry VIII 1899 The Youth of Henry VIII; a Narrative in Contemporary Letters 1913 The Life of Cardinal Wolsey 1827 Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn at Cardinal Wolsey’s print of painting Henry VIII & Pope Clement VII 16th-century sources British History OnlineCatherine de’ Medici and the Huguenots … [Read more...]

NHD 2018 Conflict & Compromise Topic Ideas: European History 16th Century

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.Martin Luther’s Refusal to Compromise His IdealsMartin Luther as Priest, Heretic, and Outlaw: The Reformation at 500 online exhibition Martin Luther image set Books related to Martin Luther Martin Luther resources from the World Digital Library … [Read more...]

NHD 2018 Conflict & Compromise Topic Ideas: European History Prior to 1500

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.Charlemagne’s Conquest and the Spread of Architectural IdeasMonarchs and Monasteries - Creating French Culture online exhibition Charlemagne Encyclopædia Britannica Books & other texts related to Charlegmagne Charlemagne picture … [Read more...]

NHD 2018 Conflict & Compromise Topic Ideas: U.S. History Prior to 1800

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. Note: U.S. historic newspaper coverage is from 1789-1924 unless otherwise noted.Conflict in Salem: The Witchcraft TrialsToday in History: Salem Witch Trials background, primary sources, more resources Salem Witch Trials Documentary Archive University of … [Read more...]

Featured Source: The Kingdom of France

Zoom into the center section of this map of the kingdom of France. Look carefully at the details shown in the map. Then read the text on the map. What can you tell about France from your analysis? Why do you think the creator chose to represent France as a ship? Now review the bibliographic record. When was this map created? Does the date and any other information from the bibliographic record help you to better answer the first two questions? How?Now zoom into the full map. With your class … [Read more...]

NHD 2016: Exploration, Encounter, Exchange Topic Ideas Part II

These curated resource lists coincide with the order of the topic ideas listed in the NHD 2016 theme sample topics list. Note: historic newspaper coverage is from 1836-1922.Exploring the Nation: The Baltimore and Ohio RailroadToday in History: B&O Railroad (background & primary source sets)An Encounter with Fanaticism: John Doyle Lee and the Arkansas Mountain Meadows MassacreExecution of John Doyle Lee before and after images History of the Mountain Meadows Massacre … [Read more...]

Today in History: Bastille Day & the French Revolution

Today in History–July 14–TPS-Barat Primary Source Nexus features Bastille Day, which commemorates the 1790 Fête de la Fédération held on the first anniversary of the storming of the Bastille in Paris, France on July 14, 1789. This action marked the beginning of the French Revolution. Find out more about these events by investigating a variety of primary and secondary sources linked to below.News from France following the storming of Bastille, including the King's Speech of July 16 Gazette of … [Read more...]

World Spotlight: France

Country Profile: FranceCreating French Culture: Treasures from the Bibliothèque nationale de France online exhibitionFrance in America bilingual digital library siteFrance Allied with American Colonies February 6, 1778 from America's LibraryFrance primary source set World Digital LibraryFrance mapsFrance image setFrench image setFilms related to FranceFrance mentions in the Foreign Affairs Oral History CollectionFrench American life … [Read more...]

Featured Source: Origin of April Fool’s Day

For elementary & middle school studentsRead this newspaper article, then make a list of the countries mentioned that celebrate April Fool's Day and information about how they celebrate the day. Explain which story you found funniest or most interesting.Create an April Fool's Day poem using information from the article and your own experiences.For elementary & middle school studentsRead this newspaper article, then make a list of the countries mentioned that celebrate … [Read more...]

Today in History: Fort Necessity & the French and Indian War

Today in History–June 4–the Library of Congress features Fort Necessity near Uniontown, Pennsylvania. On this date in 1754, the young Colonel George Washington and his troops were hard at work constructing the makeshift stronghold to protect themselves from French aggression. Less than a month later, however, Washington and his troops were surrounded and forced to surrender to French troops on July 3, 1754. This military action marked the beginning of the French and Indian War, during … [Read more...]