March 28, 2017

Primary Source Learning: Presidential Elections

Guided primary source analysis activities Footrace, Pennsylvania Avenue 1844 The whole story (election 1888) in a nutshell! Taft About to Eclipse Bryan 1908 Goal! 1908 & 1912 Biggest Business in the World 1920 Massachusetts Did It 1920 Election Day contemporary More teaching resources American Memory Timeline: The Presidential Election of 1960 Analyzing Primary Sources: Identifying Bias in Presidential Election Newspaper Coverage Elections... the American … [Read more...]

Today in History: U.S. Constitution

Today in History–September 17–the Library of Congress features the U.S. Constitution. After much debate and compromise, the members of the Constitutional Convention signed the final draft of the Constitution on this day in 1787. It would take just over nine months to ratify this document that would become the supreme law of the land. Learn more by visiting the Today in History section and by delving into the extensive list of U.S. Constitution teaching resources & primary … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: U.S. Constitution

Congress.gov (U.S. Legislative Information) Constitution of the United States as originally adopted Annotated U.S. Constitution Proposed constitutional amendments, 2001-present Primary source lesson plans & activities Learning from the Source: Jefferson’s Rough Draft of the Declaration The Declaration of Independence: Created Equal? Historical Scene Investigation: I Smelt a Rat The Constitution: Drafting a More Perfect Union The Constitution: Counter … [Read more...]