November 16, 2018

Finding Resources: Browsing the Primary Source Nexus

There are two ways to browse content on the TPS-Barat Primary Source Nexus: by content category or by using the top navigation menus. Content CategoriesEach post on this blog is assigned to one of five categories listed in the Browse Content Categories box in the middle column on the homepage.Primary Source Picks: curated primary source sets from the Library of Congress Teaching & Learning: primary source teaching resources—activities, lessons, and projects—and teaching … [Read more...]

Looking Back: Fall 2017 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. Below are links to posts through November, 2017. NHD 2018 Conflict & Compromise Topic IdeasEuropean History Prior to 1500 European History 16th Century European History 17th Century European History 18-19th Centuries U.S. History Prior to 1800 U.S. History … [Read more...]

Primary Source Learning: U.S. Constitution

Primary source lesson plans & activitiesAmerican Memory Timeline: Primary Source Excerpts and Discussion Questions Related to the Constitution The Constitution: Counter Revolution or National Salvation? The Constitution: Drafting a More Perfect Union The Meaning of the Federalist Papers Citizen U The U.S. Constitution: Continuity and Change in the Governing of the United States Preamble to the Constitution Image Sequencing What was the purpose of the Preamble? … [Read more...]

Looking Back: Spring 2017 Resources

Discover how you can help students grow by teaching with primary sources from the Library of Congress. Check out all the great content we shared from March, 2017 - May, 2017. Primary Source Picks Collection SpotlightSonia SotomayorPrimary Source SpotlightEsther Bubley Shirley Chisholm Billy Collins Denali National Park Dorothea Dix Betty Friedan Jewish Passover Stanley Kunitz Gabriela Mistral SpringWorld SpotlightGreat Britain & the … [Read more...]

Looking Back: Winter 2016-2017 Resources

Winter was not a time for discontent for those who teach and learn with primary sources from the Library of Congress. Check out all the great content TPS-Barat shared from December, 2016 - February, 2017. Primary Source Picks Primary Source SpotlightJames Reese Europe Alexander Hamilton Snow WeatherWorld SpotlightAustralia Gambia Sweden SyriaTeaching & Learning Primary Source LearningAfrican American History & Culture Primary Sources … [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 2017NHD 2017: Selecting a Topic for a History Project NHD 2017 Topic IdeasNHD 2017: U.S. … [Read more...]

Looking Back: May 2016

Teaching & LearningPrimary Source Learning: Civil WarFeatured Sources guided primary source analysis activitiesJeff Davis Reaping the Harvest illustration / engravingPrimary Source PicksPrimary Source SpotlightMartha Graham Samuel Morse V-E Day & V-J DayToday in HistoryMay 19: Lawrence of ArabiaBarat Bits & BytesLooking Back: April 2016Tech Tips & TutorialsFinding Sources: Library of Congress YouTube … [Read more...]

Looking Back: April 2016

Teaching & LearningPrimary Source Learning: Crowdsourced PoetryFeatured Sources guided primary source analysis activitiesThe Banks of the Yellow River sheet music / poemPrimary Source PicksPrimary Source SpotlightGwendolyn Brooks Emily Dickinson Pablo NerudaToday in HistoryApril 28: Billy the KidWorld SpotlightChileTech Tips & TutorialsTech Tool: Sheet Music Scanner … [Read more...]

Looking Back: March 2016

Teaching & LearningLearning from the Source: Perceptions & Roles of American WomenFeatured Sources guided primary source analysis activitiesWhen Women are Jurors illustration Women own about one percent of the world’s land mapPrimary Source PicksPrimary Source SpotlightRace Riots Gibson Girls Ida B. Wells Frances Willard & the WCTUTech Tips & TutorialsIntegrating Tech: Primary Source Analysis using Google Forms … [Read more...]

Looking Back: February 2016

Teaching & LearningPrimary Source Learning: U.S. PresidentsFeatured Sources guided primary source analysis activitiesJesse Owens photo Tariff Triumph of Pharaoh Wilson political cartoonPrimary Source PicksPrimary Source Spotlight: Harlem Renaissance Primary Source Spotlight: Jazz Music Primary Source Spotlight: NAACP Presidential Spotlight: Barack ObamaBarat Bits & BytesLooking Back: January 2016 Sign up for Free Teaching with Primary … [Read more...]