October 17, 2020

Looking Back: Top Content of 2016

TPS-Barat was happy to be able to provide another year of great content highlighting Library of Congress primary sources and strategies and ideas for teaching with primary sources. Below we link to the posts our users clicked through most often in 2016. But, remember, there is so much more to discover. Please click on the headers below or under the Browse TPS-Barat Content box at the top of most pages on the Primary Source Nexus to uncover more. Another great way to find useful sources is to … [Read more...]

Analyzing Primary Sources: Identifying Bias in Presidential Election Newspaper Coverage

In a Teaching with the Library of Congress blog post, Deborah Thomas, program manager for the National Digital Newspaper Program at the Library of Congress, discusses Helping Students Read Between the Lines: Identifying Bias and Attitude in Newspapers for the Presidential Election of 1912. With three major candidates, rather than the traditional two, the 1912 election became a varied debate between special interests, government oversight, and the value of individuals in society. While each … [Read more...]

Guided Primary Source Analysis: States of the Union

Read this In Custodia Legis blog post on State of the Union addresses from the Library of Congress. List the main points covered in the post. Then look at the text cloud made from the text of President Barack Obama's final State of the Union address given on January 12, 2016. What key words and themes are highlighted? How do those themes compare to the main headings of the address as categorized by the 2016 address White House web page? Create a text cloud of the most recent presidential … [Read more...]