July 22, 2017

NHD 2017: CMHEC Topic Ideas – Urban Planning, Housing, Architecture, Environment

These curated resource lists coincide with the order of the topic ideas listed in the Chicago Metro History Fair (formerly CMHEC) NHD 2017 theme-related topic ideas. The links lead to resources from the Primary Source Nexus and the Library of Congress (LOC.gov) unless otherwise noted. Note: U.S. historic newspaper coverage is from 1789-1922 unless otherwise noted. Burnham and the City Beautiful Today in History: Daniel Burnham background & primary sources Featured Source: 1893 … [Read more...]

NHD 2015: CMHEC Topic Ideas – Economics, Science, and Art, Architecture & Design

Below you will find Library of Congress resources curated by TPS-Barat that relate to National History Day 2015 topic ideas from the Chicago Metro History Education Center. This set specifically focuses on the economy, scientific innovation, art, architecture, and design but all topic ideas are related to the 2015 NHD theme: Leadership & Legacy in History. Links to more NHD and CMHEC content follow this resource list. NOTE: historical newspaper coverage is from 1836-1922 Economy The … [Read more...]

Today in History: Guggenheim Museum

Today in History–October 21–the Library of Congress features the Guggenheim Museum, opened on this day in 1959. This contemporary art museum designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright was the brainchild of Solomon Guggenheim as a way to promote art and art education. Find out more by visiting  the Today in History section, then click the links below to uncover related resources. Guggenheim Museum image set Solomon Guggenheim image set Frank Lloyd Wright primary source … [Read more...]

City Spotlight: Chicago, Illinois

PSN primary source collections Great Chicago Fire Jane Addams & Hull House John Peter Altgeld Daniel Burnham Frank Lloyd Wright Anarchist Emma Goldman Dizzy Gillespie Louis H. Sullivan Chicago Cubs First American Automobile Race Nuclear Fission PSN featured sources The Red Flag or the Anarchists of Chicago 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition School Strike Chicago collections & teaching resources Chicago: Destination for the Great … [Read more...]

Today in History: Frank Lloyd Wright

Today in History--June 8--the Library of Congress features architect Frank Lloyd Wright, born on this day in 1867. Famous for his Prairie School houses, Wright also produced plans for public buildings innovative yet practical. His personal life, however was quite the opposite of his architecture. Learn more by the Today in History section, then click the links below to access more resources about this architectural visionary. Frederick C. Robie House, Chicago, IL Falling Water, Fayette … [Read more...]