December 13, 2018

Looking Back: Top Content of 2017

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. This year we added in a new section under our Teaching & Learning category: Timely Connections. In these posts we connect historical primary sources and resources from the Library with contemporary articles.Below we link to our top 40 content for 2017. But, remember, there is so much more to discover. Please … [Read more...]

Timely Connections: Slavery & Compromise

In a Fox News interview with White House chief of staff John Kelly on Oct. 30, 2017, the former marine general said that “the lack of an ability to compromise led to the Civil War”. Kelly's statement set off a firestorm of impassioned responses across traditional and social media about the cause of the Civil War and the history of slavery and compromise prior to this seminal event. Read some of the contemporary articles, review background information about compromises over slavery prior to the … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Solar Eclipse

On August 21, 2017 a total solar eclipse could be seen from coast to coast in the United States, the first time that had happened since Aug. 1918. Spark discoveries about solar eclipses with primary sources!Eclipse blog posts from the LibraryChasing Shadows: Eclipses and Eclipse Observations in the Library of Congress Collections Inside Adams blog August 18, 2017 Looking to the Sky: Solar Eclipse 2017 Picture This August 16, 2017 Solar Eclipse: A Moment of Awe, Wonder, and Belief … [Read more...]