October 24, 2017

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 Spotlight James Reese Europe Alexander Hamilton Snow Weather World Spotlight Australia Gambia Sweden Syria Teaching & Learning Primary Source Learning African American History & Culture Primary Sources … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Snow

Snow images Snowflake images CCSS K-5 writing prompts Snow-related films The first sleigh-ride 1897 Sleighing scene 1898 Montreal Fire Department on runners (sleigh) 1901 Esquimaux village Arrival of the Governor General, Lord Minto, at Quebec 1902 Snow-related song recordings Land of snow and a thousand lakes (Tuhatjärvien lumien maa) Snow deer Snow flakes waltz When the snow birds cross the valley Snow sheet music Snowflake sheet music Picnic … [Read more...]

Today in History: Valley Forge

Today in History–September 26–the Library of Congress features Valley Forge. On this day in 1777, the Continental Congress was forced to flee when British troops marched into the city of Philadelphia. The Continental Army under General George Washington spent the winter at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania while British troops held Philadelphia. Find out more about this difficult season during the American Revolution by visiting  the Today in History section, then click the links below to uncover … [Read more...]

Today in History: Winter Solstice

Today in History–December 21–the Library of Congress features winter, as the winter solstice most frequently falls on this day each year. Learn more about the shortest day in the northern hemisphere and more fascinating frosty facts about the season by reading the Today in History section, then click the links below for loads of wintery primary source treasures and stories. You might also be interested in taking a look at the following post from the  blog: . Winter songs Winter sheet … [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...]