May 30, 2017

World Spotlight: Syria

Syria country study Syria country profile BBC Syria country profile Syria timeline BBC Places in the News: Syria Syria primary source set World Digital Library Syria maps Syria image set Books & reports about Syria Report of the Syrian and Palestinian Relief Fund Sewing Rooms and Christian Herald Relief Fund Lace Industry Webcasts related to Syria Syrian dance song recordings Oriental Hymn Tunes: Egyptian and Syrian U.S. veteran oral histories (service … [Read more...]

Today in History: Lawrence of Arabia

Today in History–May 19–TPS-Barat features Thomas Edward (T.E.) Lawrence, better known as Lawrence of Arabia, who died in England on this date in 1935. An archaeological scholar from Oxford, Lawrence enlisted in World War I and was sent to the middle east because of his familiarity with the region. One newspaper proclaimed him to be the liberator of Arabia but the story may be more complicated. Click the links below to discover more. Thomas Edward Lawrence images Meetings of British, Arab, … [Read more...]

Finding Resources: World Digital Library

Overview The World Digital Library (WDL) provides access to multilingual primary sources from around the world. It's mission is to promote cross-cultural awareness and understanding by highlighting the stories and achievements of all countries and cultures. WDL "is a project of the U.S. Library of Congress, carried out with the support of the United Nations Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (UNESCO), and in cooperation with libraries, archives, museums, educational institutions, … [Read more...]

Featured Source: Leonard Bernstein illustrated letter

Leonard Bernstein was a famous American composer and conductor. Don't read the words, just study the illustrations. What is the setting? What is the story? If you like, zoom into the image online. Next, look carefully at the rest of the zoom into the image. What more can you learn solely by analyzing the illustrations? Now read the letter. Challenge yourself to decipher the writing on the pages, then read the transcript. (Teacher note: the end of the letter contains one word of strong … [Read more...]

World Spotlight: Iran

Iran country study Iran country profile Iran country profile BBC Iran timeline BBC Places in the News: Iran Iran primary source set World Digital Library Iran maps Iran image set Persia image set Featured Image: The Book of Kings Books & articles about Iran Films & webcasts related to Iran Persia; Concert polka (sheet music) U.S. veteran oral histories (service in Iran, mainly World War II) Oral histories mentioning Iran from the Foreign Affairs … [Read more...]