October 16, 2018

Primary Source Learning: Primary Sources Through Time

Looking for primary sources related to a particular time period in U.S. history? The Teaching with Library of Congress blog suggests using the American Memory Timeline,  an online presentation that provides a comprehensive look through U.S. history using primary sources from the Library’s collections. For teaching ideas, read the whole blog post. More resources are listed below.U.S. History by Time Period links to primary sources & more resources, colonial beginnings to the 21st … [Read more...]

Finding Resources: Ask Us, Ask a Librarian!

If you've browsed and searched the TPS-Barat Primary Source Nexus and still can't find what you were looking for, feel free to contact us with questions about Library resources or strategies for teaching with primary sources. We also welcome you to leave a comment on any post.You can get help directly from the Library of Congress too. The Ask a Librarian resource provides several different avenues to get your questions answered. There are links to email forms for a variety of Library … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: African American History & Culture

Celebrate the rich and varied history and culture of African Americans through the foci of primary source images, documents, music, and more. You'll also find related lesson plans, stories, interactives, and streaming webcasts--come explore!Lesson Plans & Activity IdeasPrimary Source SetsAmerican Memory CollectionsOnline ExhibitionsVeterans History ProjectSpotlights, Features & Special PresentationsImage SetsMusic & DanceWebcastsCongressional … [Read more...]

Learning from the Source: American Memory & Me Birthday Project

Overview Students naturally look for connections between themselves and what they are learning. This project connects students to historical events that happened on their birthdays, helping them to recognize that each person is part of and contributes to the ongoing American memory.To complete this project, students will . . .discover different types of primary sources. learn how primary sources inform us about events and people of particular time periods. understand that they are … [Read more...]

Primary Source Learning: Gilded Age Teaching Resources & Strategies

This morning I saw a tweet mentioning primary sources related to immigration in the Gilded Age and I began to wonder . . . What learning activities related to the Gilded Age could we imagine using Library of Congress primary sources? What other teaching resources and strategies are available on LOC.gov and elsewhere? See the results below and feel free to comment on learning activities and resources that you've created or uncovered in the Speak Your Mind section. H/T to @oswego98 for the … [Read more...]