January 23, 2017

Primary Source Learning: Primary Sources Through Time

Looking for primary sources related to a particular time period in U.S. history? The Teaching with Library of Congress blog suggests using the American Memory Timeline,  an online presentation that provides a comprehensive look through U.S. history using primary sources from the Library’s collections. For teaching ideas, read the whole blog post. More resources are listed below. U.S. History by Time Period links to primary sources & more resources, colonial beginnings to the 21st … [Read more...]

Looking Back: Fall 2016 Resources

TPS-Barat fell back into the school year by creating resources for students preparing for National History Day (NHD) projects and by sharing lots of great Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources content in online and in-person workshops as well as through this teaching resource blog. Below are links to posts from September - November, 2016. Primary Source Picks National History Day 2017 NHD 2017: Selecting a Topic for a History Project NHD 2017 Topic Ideas NHD 2017: U.S. … [Read more...]

Online Conference 2016: Discover & Explore with Library of Congress Primary Sources

Join us for the second annual Library of Congress online conference for educators, October 25-26 from 4-8 pm ET (3-7 pm CT, 2-6 pm MT, 1-5 pm PT). Over the course of two days, there will be 15 one-hour sessions facilitated by Library specialists, instructional experts from the Library’s Teaching with Primary Sources Consortium, and other recognized K-12 leaders. Each session will be recorded and, for a limited time, certificates will also be available to those who view the recordings. The … [Read more...]

Looking Back: May 2016

Teaching & Learning Primary Source Learning: Civil War Featured Sources guided primary source analysis activities Jeff Davis Reaping the Harvest illustration / engraving Primary Source Picks Primary Source Spotlight Martha Graham Samuel Morse V-E Day & V-J Day Today in History May 19: Lawrence of Arabia Barat Bits & Bytes Looking Back: April 2016 Primary Source Review April 24-30, 2016 May 1-7, 2016 May 8-14, … [Read more...]

Looking Back: April 2016

Teaching & Learning Primary Source Learning: Crowdsourced Poetry Featured Sources guided primary source analysis activities The Banks of the Yellow River sheet music / poem Primary Source Picks Primary Source Spotlight Gwendolyn Brooks Emily Dickinson Pablo Neruda Today in History April 28: Billy the Kid World Spotlight Chile Barat Bits & Bytes Primary Source Review Mar. 27-Apr. 2, 2016 Apr. 3-9, 2016 Apr. … [Read more...]

Looking Back: March 2016

Teaching & Learning Learning from the Source: Perceptions & Roles of American Women Featured Sources guided primary source analysis activities When Women are Jurors illustration Women own about one percent of the world’s land map Primary Source Picks Primary Source Spotlight Race Riots Gibson Girls Ida B. Wells Frances Willard & the WCTU Barat Bits & Bytes Primary Source Review Feb. 28 – Mar. 5, 2016 Mar. 6-12, 2016 Mar. 13-19, … [Read more...]

Looking Back: February 2016

Teaching & Learning Primary Source Learning: U.S. Presidents Featured Sources guided primary source analysis activities Jesse Owens photo Tariff Triumph of Pharaoh Wilson political cartoon Primary Source Picks Primary Source Spotlight: Harlem Renaissance Primary Source Spotlight: Jazz Music Primary Source Spotlight: NAACP Presidential Spotlight: Barack Obama Barat Bits & Bytes Looking Back: January 2016 Primary Source Review Jan. 31 – Feb. 6, … [Read more...]

Looking Back: January 2016

Teaching & Learning Primary Source Learning: Slavery (U.S.) Featured Images & Sources It’s Leap Year, Boys! newspaper Featured Sources guided primary source analysis activities Gauchos, Argentina photo President Obama’s 2016 State of the Union Address speech Poor Richard illustrated illustration Primary Source Picks World Spotlight: Argentina Primary Source Spotlight: Paiute Presidential Spotlight: Bill Clinton Presidential Spotlight: George W. … [Read more...]

Looking Back: December 2015

Teaching & Learning Learning from the Source: Cesar Chavez & Good Citizenship Featured Sources guided primary source analysis activities Geology of the Solar System map Little Rory Borealis newspaper illustration Featured Images El Paso Herald 1915 Christmas Page newspaper Primary Source Picks Primary Source Spotlight: Buffalo Bill Cody Today in History: Alfred Nobel Died World Spotlight: Arctic Circle & the North Pole World Spotlight: … [Read more...]

Looking Back: November 2015 Primary Sources & Teaching Resources

Teaching & Learning Primary Source Learning: History Assessments of Thinking Featured Sources guided primary source analysis activities The Kingdom of France map The Woman Whom Justice Brewer Would Make Mayor map Featured Images A Few of the Things for Which We Are Thankful, Also Unthankful political cartoon / newspaper article Primary Source Picks NHD 2016: Exploration, Encounter, Exchange Topic Ideas Part III Primary Source Spotlight: Indian … [Read more...]