August 1, 2015

Today in History: First Arbor Day

Planting of trees, Arbor Day, N.Y. Public School #4, 173rd St. & Fulton Ave., New York

Today in History–April 10–the Library of Congress features Arbor Day, first celebrated by Nebraskans on this day in 1872.  Today people celebrate Arbor Day worldwide on the last Friday in April. Learn more about this holiday by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below to access related primary sources. Arbor Day primary source set Arbor Day image set Arbor Day legislation Trees image set Trees book set Trees sheet music set Tree-related … [Read more...]

Featured Source: Tree of Liberty

Analyzing Primary Sources: Learning from Political Cartoons Save this primary source in .pdf format to your computer. Open it up and use a magnifying glass to look carefully at the political cartoon; if you are having trouble reading the text, use the transription provided in the summary above. The illustration shows both northern and southern points of view. What groups are represented in the northern point of view? What groups are represented in the southern point of view? What issues … [Read more...]