August 24, 2017

Primary Source Nexus Summer 2017

This summer the Primary Source Nexus teaching resource blog will sport a slimmed down look as we are hard at work finalizing the first unit of our new Teaching with Primary Sources multidisciplinary civics-focused inquiry curriculum, creating a website to house the lessons, and revamping our website to highlight more learning resources and programs. The rotating gallery on the homepage will feature From the Archives posts that lead to all the content we published in the past year. We will … [Read more...]

Primary Source Nexus Summer 2016

During the summer while we focus on providing Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources workshops, the Primary Source Nexus teaching resource blog will sport a slimmed down look. The main section on the homepage will feature From the Archives content that leads to all content we published in the past year. Below that you will see @PSNTPS tweets in real time. Our Storify newsletter will continue to be published weekly on Fridays and will be accessible via a link in the middle column … [Read more...]

Looking Back: Summer 2015 Primary Sources & Teaching Resources

During summertime 2015 TPS-Barat shared lots of great Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources content at teacher professional development workshops and online through this teaching resource blog. Primary Source Picks Today in History June 2: Indian Citizenship Act June 18: War of 1812 June 21: Samuel H. Gottscho and William H. Schleisner July 1: John Philip Sousa July 5: Salvation Army July 10: James McNeill Whistler July 14: Bastille Day & the French … [Read more...]

Primary Source Nexus 2015 Summertime Schedule

Typically, TPS-Barat publishes four new blog posts every week on the Primary Source Nexus Teaching Resource Blog along with numerous tweets from @PSNTPS related to teaching with primary sources from the Library of Congress. To conserve program resources and recharge for next school year, we will be reducing the number of posts by half this summer. While you will only see two new posts each week for the next couple of months, don't forget to check out the extensive resources already available. … [Read more...]

Looking Back: Summer 2014 Resources

Summertime amusements in 2014 for TPS-Barat included sharing lots of great Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources content  at teacher professional development workshops and online through this teaching resource blog. August Teaching & Learning Primary Source Learning Immigration Analyzing Primary Sources Sensory Exploration Featured Sources Each includes guided primary source analysis activities 1900 Gold Medal flour ad Circus radio broadcast El Paso … [Read more...]

Today in History: John Keats

Today in History–September 19–the Library of Congress features poets and the seasons. On this day in 1819, English poet John Keats, wrote "To Autumn," a three-stanza ode to the splendor, bounty, and melancholy of fall. Find out more poems and poets by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access 19th-century periodical articles written about Keats. John Keats Wrote Ode "To Autumn" from America's Library John Keats poems "The Poetical Works of John … [Read more...]

Today in History: Summertime!

Today in History–June 21–the Library of Congress celebrates the first official day of summer with some summertime resources. Visit the Today in History section to what they're serving up, then follow the links below to access more primary source treasures. Don't miss the baseball primary source spotlight either! Summer sheet music More summer sheet music Summer images Summer-related legislation Summer oral histories and songs Summer songs from the National Jukebox Summer … [Read more...]