September 20, 2018

Looking Back: March 2015 Primary Sources & Teaching Resources

Teaching & LearningLearning from the Source: Geographical conversation cards Primary Source Learning: Great Depression Selecting, Excerpting & Modifying Primary SourcesFeatured Sources guided primary source analysis activitiesAstor Theatre – The Great Ziegfeld photograph A coldness between them political cartoon, magazine cover Science & the Suffragettes newspaper article What do you hear? audio recordingPrimary Source Picks Today in HistoryMarch … [Read more...]

Looking Back: February 2015 Primary Sources & Teaching Resources

Teaching & LearningAnalyzing Primary Sources Using Question Cubes Selecting Primary Sources That Deal with Difficult IssuesFeatured Sources guided primary source analysis activitiesGreat presidential puzzle political cartoon Spinner Play art, lithograph For United America, YWCA poster Woman fingerprinted photographPrimary Source Picks Collection SpotlightKatherine Dunham Selections dancePresidential SpotlightJimmy Carter Gerald R. Ford Ronald … [Read more...]

Looking Back: January 2015 Primary Sources & Teaching Resources

Teaching & LearningAnalyzing Primary Sources: Shake & Source Newspaper GameFeatured Sources & Images Featured Sources, including guided primary source analysis activitiesEverybody’s Doing It! political cartoon Has the war ruined the country? broadside Office Boy Board Game artifact Round the World with Nellie Bly newspaper featureFeatured ImagesFeatured Image: Happy New Year 1915 newspaperPrimary Source Picks Today in HistoryJanuary 6: George … [Read more...]

Looking Back: December 2014 Resources

Teaching & LearningAnalyzing Primary Sources: Learning from Newspapers Selecting Primary Sources for Research ProjectsFeatured Sources & Images Featured Sources, including guided primary source analysis activitiesHello, Earth! Hello! newspaper article Rats Leaving a Falling House political cartoon Why I Believe in Santa newspaper articleFeatured ImagesChristmas Toys photograph Christmas Eve Dec. 24, 1914 newspaper front pagePrimary Source Picks Today … [Read more...]

Looking Back: Fall 2014 Resources

TPS-Barat fell back into the school year by creating resources for students by creating National History Day (NHD) projects and by sharing lots of great Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources content in online workshops as well as through this teaching resource blog. September Teaching & Learning Literature LinksMy Daniel – Hunting dinosaurs in NebraskaFeatured Sources Each includes guided primary source analysis activitiesAt School photograph Monopoly Brothers … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Hispanic Heritage

Lesson Plans & Activity IdeasLearning from the Source: Cesar Chavez & Good Citizenship Learning from the Source: Media & Migrant Laborers Perspectives Hispanic Exploration in America primary source set & teacher guide Mexican American Migrations and Communities primary source set & teacher guide Collection Connections: Spain, the United States and the American Frontier Collection Connections: Puerto Rico at the Dawn of the Modern Age Collection … [Read more...]

Today in History: Federal Patent for Steamboat Awarded

Today in History–August 26–the Library of Congress features the awarding of a federal patent for the steamboat on this day in 1791 to two (!) men—John Fitch and James Rumsey—each who had devised different systems. Find out whose sketch of what is featured above and uncover more fascinating facts by visiting the Today in History section. Then, if you haven't run out of steam, check out this large collection of primary sources related to Fitch, Rumsey, and the steamboat.John Fitch Was Granted … [Read more...]