March 23, 2017

Primary Source Spotlight: Immigration

Primary source sets Immigration: Challenges for New Americans (includes teacher guide) Mexican American Migrations and Communities (includes teacher guide) Immigration primary source iBook Immigration images Immigrants images The Emigrant's Guide by William Cobbett 1830 Advice and Guide to Emigrants by Patrick O'Kelly 1834 More immigration books & texts Historic newspaper coverage: immigration problem Historic newspaper coverage: immigration benefits … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: U.S. Constitution

Congress.gov (U.S. Legislative Information) Constitution of the United States as originally adopted Annotated U.S. Constitution Proposed constitutional amendments, 2001-present Primary source lesson plans & activities Learning from the Source: Jefferson’s Rough Draft of the Declaration The Declaration of Independence: Created Equal? Historical Scene Investigation: I Smelt a Rat The Constitution: Drafting a More Perfect Union The Constitution: Counter … [Read more...]

Today in History: Langston Hughes

Today in History–February 1–the Library of Congress features writer and poet Langston Hughes, born on this date in 1902. Famous for his illuminating and moving depictions of African American life, Hughes was a prominent figure in the Harlem Renaissance movement. Learn more about this treasured American author by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access more stories, primary sources, and teaching and learning resources. Background Langston Hughes stories … [Read more...]