September 15, 2021

NHD 2022: Moments in Diplomatic History – Early 20th Century

Resource sets for a number of key moments in diplomatic history from the early 20th century, through World War II, many of them identified in the National History Day 2022 Themebook, are linked to below. Panama Canal (1903) Treaty of Portsmouth (1905) Russo-Japanese War: Topics in Chronicling America 1905 Portsmouth Treaty historical newspaper coverage Treaty-related image set Today in History: Theodore Roosevelt Today in History: Japan Treaty of Versailles (1919) … [Read more...]

NHD 2022: Moments in Diplomatic History – 18th & 19th Centuries

Resource sets for a number of key moments in diplomatic history from the 18th & 19th centuries, many of them identified in the National History Day 2022 Themebook, are linked to below. Treaty of Paris (1763) Treaty of Paris 1763 Avalon Project Treaty of Paris, 1763 U.S. Department of State Office of the Historian Map Showing Imperial Context in North America before the 1763 Treaty of Paris Map Showing Imperial Context of North America after the 1763 Treaty of Paris … [Read more...]

Today in History: September Posts

September 1 September 2 1773: Phillis Wheatley 1864: Fall of Atlanta 1885: Rock Springs Massacre 1935: George Gershwin & Gullah Culture September 3 September 4 1838: Frederick Douglass 1856: Louis H. Sullivan 1781: El Pueblo de la Reyna de Los Angeles 1846: Daniel Burnham September 5 September 6 1847: Jesse James 1882: First Labor Day 1860: Jane Addams & Hull House 1901: William … [Read more...]

Timely Connections: Constitutional Rights of Students

Every year the United States celebrates Constitution Day on September 17. How much do you know about U.S. constitutional rights? Did you know that those rights are different in the context of public schools? School officials have significant leeway when instituting and enforcing rules to maintain a safe environment conducive to learning but, over the years, the Supreme Court has weighed in on the balance of students' constitutional rights as U.S. citizens and as public school students. What can … [Read more...]

NHD 2022: Debates in History

Three-Fifths Compromise & the Northwest Ordinance Indian Removal Learning from the Source: Indian Territory Resettlement Missouri Compromise The Spread of Slavery 1790-1860 census data visualization interactive map Speech of Mr. Van Dyke, on the amendment offered to a bill for the admission of Missouri into the Union, prescribing the restriction of slavery as an irrevocable principle of the state constitution 1820 More Missouri compromise primary sources & … [Read more...]

The Latest News, Events, Opportunities, Resources & PD from the Library & TPS Consortium

News & Events NEWS Library Congress.gov New, Tip, and Top  Access July | Access August TPS Consortium Upcoming Launch for new Voices for Suffrage Game Chapter In this second game chapter, players will team up with either the National Woman Suffrage Association or the American Woman Suffrage Association and make decisions using primary sources that align closest with their parties goals. | Stay tuned End of August, 2021 Upcoming Launch for NHD Guide to Student … [Read more...]

Today In History: India Independence

Today in History–August 15–the British formally recognized India's independence and India and Pakistan were divided into separate territories. The partition left many on the wrong side of the border and terrible violence with mass casualties ensued. Click the links below to learn more. India independence 1947 U.S. historical newspaper coverage Modern-day U.S. legislation commemorating Indian independence India independence mentions in India: A Country Study 1947 U.S. historical … [Read more...]

Today in History: August Posts

August 1 August 2 1876: Colorado 1924: James Baldwin August 3 August 4 1492: Christopher Columbus 1753: George Washington, Master Mason August 5 August 6 1775: San Francisco, California 1858: Holmes Reaches Pikes Peak 1890: Cy Young August 7 August 8 1742: Nathanael Greene 1896: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings August 9 August 10 1814: Andrew Jackson … [Read more...]

Collections Spotlight: Disability Resources

U.S. legislation Disability pride Disability Disability Law in the United States: A Beginner's Guide Global Legal Monitor articles: disability Historical newspaper coverage: disability Disability books, reports & other texts Disability image set Blind persons image set Disability film and event video recordings Disability History Primary Source Set Emerging America More disability history resources from Emerging America Disabled Veterans: The Unhealed … [Read more...]

Primary Source Learning: Science & Technology

Citizen U lessons integrating science and civics Carbon Footprints, Climate, and Civic Causes Electromagnetism, Electric Communication, and Community Mandatory Vaccinations: Yea or Nay The Scientific Method, School Shootings, and Civic Action TB or Not TB: Disease Prevention Vaccinations, Science, and the Law More lesson plans Around the World in 1896 6-8 Earth's Changing Shape Unit 2 Earth Systems Unit 2 How Transportation Transformed America: Going to … [Read more...]