Guided Primary Source Analysis: Lewis & Clark Compass & Magnet
Describe the type of person would need these objects. For what purposes would the person use the objects? These objects are from 1802. Describe what a compass and magnet are like today. Explain how someone would use a compass and magnet today. Use the Primary Source Nexus search box to find information about William Clark. What did he do and who was…
Guided Primary Source Analysis: Hippodrome Theater
Where was the Hippodrome Theater? What other details in the photograph support that answer? Use the Primary Source Nexus search box to look for more information about the Hippodrome Theater. What did you learn? Imagine you are one of the people on the street outside the Hippodrome Theater. What are you thinking or talking about?…
Featured Source: Home of the Deer
Currier & Ives. “The home of the deer.” c1870. Summary: Deer on the edge of a stream with trees and waterfall in the background.
Featured Source: A Cleverer Crow
Pughe, J. S. “He won’t let go. A cleverer crow than the bird of Aesop’s fable.” 1908 May 13. Summary: In 1908, William Jennings Bryan was recommended by party members as the Democratic presidential nominee. Although very popular in the south and the west, many eastern Democrats opposed his nomination, citing both his two previous losses (1896…
Featured Source: Caricature Curiosity
Woodward, G. M. (George Moutard). “Caricature curiosity.” ca. 1760-1809. Summary: Caricature of a porcine clergyman and a skinny volunteer officer examining caricatures of themselves in what is probably William Holland’s printing shop window. Parson Puzzletest is furious, but his companion, Capt. Ruiz, reacts with good humour.