June 23, 2017

NHD 2017: Taking a Stand – World History Topic Ideas Part II

These curated resource lists coincide with the order of the topic ideas listed in the NHD 2017 theme sample topics list. The links lead to resources accessed from the Library of Congress (LOC.gov) unless otherwise noted. Note: U.S. historic newspaper coverage is from 1789-1922 unless otherwise noted. Simón Bolívar and Venezuela’s Stand Against Spanish Rule Simón Bolívar historic newspaper coverage Venezuela country study War Crimes Tribunals: Taking a Stand Against Genocide Deng … [Read more...]

NHD 2017: Taking a Stand – World History Topic Ideas

These curated resource lists coincide with the order of the topic ideas listed in the NHD 2017 theme sample topics list. The links lead to resources accessed from the Library of Congress (LOC.gov) unless otherwise noted. Note: U.S. historic newspaper coverage is from 1789-1922 unless otherwise noted. The Boxer Rebellion: Standing Against Westernization Chinese, American, and European Resistance to the Japanese Occupation of Nanking Sino-Japanese War primary source set Sino-Japanese … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Volleyball

"Volleyball Promises to Become One of Leading Athletic Indoor Games" Harrisburg Telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.), 28 Oct. 1919. Volleyball historic newspaper coverage through 1922 Elementos y Reglamentos Oficiales de los Juegos de Basket Ball y Volley Ball Legislation related to Volleyball More curated collections of sports resources … [Read more...]

Today in History: Spanish Civil War

Today in History–July 17–the Library of Congress features the Spanish Civil War, which began on this date in 1936. Often considered a precursor to World War II, the military contest between left-wing forces and fascists attracted international involvement on both sides. The war lasted nearly three years and ended when  Nationalist troops led by Francisco Franco overcame Republic forces and entered Madrid. Franco's military dictatorship ruled Spain for nearly 40 years. Find out more  by … [Read more...]

World Spotlight: Spain

Spain country study Parallel Histories: Spain, the United States, and the American Frontier bilingual digital library site Spain primary source set World Digital Library Spain maps Spain image set Spanish image set Torcuato Zamora: Flamenco Guitar with Dancers from Furia Flamenco streaming webcast Films Procession at Séville and bullfighting scenes Dogs used as smugglers On the coast of the Bay of Biscay, France Spain mentions in the Foreign Affairs Oral History … [Read more...]

Featured Source: Los charros contrabandistas – juego de dados

This source represents a game board. Look closely (larger image) to find a picture clue that tells you what game pieces you need to be able to play this game. Take a look at the 64 scenes and choose three to investigate more closely. If you were to happen upon each scene in real life, how would you describe the encounters to a friend of yours? Make up your own rules for playing this game. What other observations, reflections or questions does this source inspire? Let us know! … [Read more...]

Featured Source: El Mosquito Americano

Look closely at the illustration. What can you determine about this broadside from the art? What more do you learn from the summary of this primary source? Do you think the illustration supports the summary? Why or why not? Look at both the front and back of this broadside. How does each stanza end? Why do you think the creator might have chosen this pattern? Do you think this broadside literally refers to an insect invasion the United States? Why or why not? Learn more. What other … [Read more...]

Featured Source: Los sueños de las posadas

Reverse side What can you discover about the content of this broadside just by looking at the illustrations? Explain your discoveries using specific details from the images to support your responses. front side larger image | back side larger image Now review the bibliographic record, paying particularly close attention to the summary. In what ways were your discoveries similar to what the text reported? What more did you learn? Conduct some more research on las posadas and share your … [Read more...]

Today in History: Juan Ponce de León

Today in History–September 27–the Library of Congress features Juan Ponce de León, who was granted permission to settle Bimini Island and Florida on this day in 1514.  Seven years later, in 1521, Ponce de León sailed from Puerto Rico to Florida with two ships, two hundred men, fifty horses, as well as other domestic animals and agricultural tools. Unfortunately, the party was attacked by Seminole Indians and Ponce de León was wounded; an infection resulted and he died later that year … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Hispanic Heritage

Lesson Plans & Activity Ideas Learning 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...]