September 23, 2017

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...]

Featured Image: It’s Leap Year, Boys!

The Fairmont West Virginian. (Fairmont, W. Va.), 01 Jan. 1916. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. Articles Liner Persia Is Sunk off Crete; Life Loss May be Three Hundred Prosperity for the Nation; Victory for the Party in 1916, Says Hatfield Enthusiastic Reception in Fairmont for the New Year Stewart Vincent Killed on B. & O. Anti-Booze Order Reaches Fairmont First Military Ball a Success Schools Reopen Monday Morning Holiday Dinner for … [Read more...]

Featured Image: El Paso Herald 1915 Christmas Page

Image: How Europe's Soldiers Observe Christmas in Hospitals Near the Firing Line Poems Christmas Cease Firing! Story: The Cave of Santa Claus … [Read more...]

Featured Source: How the Sun Spots Control Our Weather

Zoom into a more detailed image of this newspaper page from 1912. Look at the images carefully and only read the headline and image captions. Outline the assertions—facts or beliefs—that are suggested. Now read the first paragraph of the article. Describe your reaction to this text. Then relate how the descriptions of weather events compare to what we are reading about the weather today. Do some research to find out how the assertions—facts or beliefs—from the historic newspaper article … [Read more...]

Featured Source: Does the Camera Ever Lie?

Zoom into a more detailed image of this newspaper page from 1901. Read only the headline and image captions. Then carefully review the images and make an educated guess about what the article will discuss. Now read the article. How does it answer the question posed in the title? What evidence is provided to support this view? Do you agree with this view? Why or why not? How do cameras "lie" today? Provide at least two examples and discuss what it means for the readers of such images today … [Read more...]

Featured Source: Chinese Citizenship in Hawaii

This 1906 newspaper article quotes a 1904 magazine editorial, which sums up the "widely prevailing sentiment against the Chinese immigrant laborer in the United States." Make a list of the arguments for the "defense of our political antagonism to the Chinaman". The first page of the newspaper article responds to three arguments. Choose one and summarize the comparisons and contrasts the journalist highlights between the Chinese immigrant experience in mainland America and Hawaii. Now read … [Read more...]

Featured Source: Origin of April Fool’s Day

For elementary & middle school students Read 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 students Read this newspaper article, then make a list of the countries mentioned that celebrate … [Read more...]

Featured Source: Science & the Suffragettes

Zoom into the top half of this newspaper page that contains only the article's headline and subhead and photos and captions. Based on this information, explain the points you think the newspaper article will discuss. Now read the article. What is the main point, or claim, of the article. List the arguments the author makes and the evidence he cites to support his claim. Read about the history of the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Explain why you think the author's audience would have believed … [Read more...]

Featured Source: Round the World with Nellie Bly

Zoom into a more detailed image of this source. Explain what you can determine about Nellie Bly just by looking at this source (be sure to point out the details that support your findings). Read the following articles to learn more about Nellie Bly, Jules Verne and Elizabeth Bisland. Describe what you learned. Nellie Bly from America’s Library “Bly and Bisland.” The St. Paul Daily Globe (St. Paul, Minn.), December 16, 1889 (left column) Play the game with some friends. Then use a … [Read more...]

Featured Image: Happy New Year 1915

The Seattle Star. (Seattle, Wash.), 01 Jan. 1915. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. … [Read more...]