November 12, 2018

NHD 2017: CMHEC Topic Ideas – Politics, Law, Economy, Arts, Culture

These curated resource lists coincide with the order of the topic ideas listed in the Chicago Metro History Fair (formerly CMHEC) NHD 2017 theme-related topic ideas. The links lead to resources from the Primary Source Nexus and the Library of Congress (LOC.gov) unless otherwise noted. Note: U.S. historic newspaper coverage is from 1789-1922 unless otherwise noted.Albert Parsons Inside/Outside PoliticsAlbert Parsons anarchist historic newspaper coverage International Working People's … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Harlem Renaissance

Harlem Renaissance primary source set, includes teacher's guideHarlem Renaissance primary source iBookHarlem Renaissance recollections: oral historyHarlem Renaissance online exhibitionHarlem Renaissance artistsThe Harlem Community Art Center and the WPAThe Whites Invade Harlem WPA life history captured 1938Harlem rent parties WPA life history captured 1939Related resourcesLearning from the Source: The Negro Speaks of Rivers Learning from the Source: … [Read more...]

Primary Source Learning: Slavery (U.S.)

Collection Connections: Arts & Humanities, Critical Thinking & U.S. History teaching ideasBorn in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938 From Slavery to Freedom: The African-American Pamphlet Collection, 1822-1909 Slaves and the Courts, 1740-1860Slavery in the United States: Primary Sources and the Historical RecordTimely Connections: James Madison & SlaveryLearning from the Source: Close Reading in Service of a CausePrimary … [Read more...]

NHD 2016: CMHEC Topic Ideas – Arts & Culture

Below you will find Library of Congress resources curated by TPS-Barat that relate to National History Day 2016 topic ideas from the Chicago Metro History Education Center. This set specifically focuses on the arts and culture but all topic ideas are related to the 2016 NHD theme: Exploration, Encounter, Exchange in History. NOTE: historic newspaper coverage is from 1836-1922.Exchanging Worlds, Exploring and Encountering Empire: World’s Fair Columbian ExpositionThe 1893 World Columbian … [Read more...]

Collection Spotlight: Katherine Dunham Selections

This collection contains moving and still images, highlighting the dancer’s early explorations as an anthropologist observing movement types and dance forms in Haiti, Trinidad, Martinique, and Jamaica as well as Dunham performing and teaching.Collection resourcesImages Videos Notes on Dunham's Work Katherine Dunham Timeline Katherine Dunham: A Life in Dance articleAdditional Dunham resourcesA Life in Dance: Dunham Created New Forms in Choreography Library of Congress … [Read more...]

Finding Resources: Chronicling America Historic Newspaper Topic Guides

The Teaching with Library of Congress blog provides some great tips for finding articles in the Chronicling America Historic Newspaper Collections and provides some teaching ideas as well. Be sure to check out, too, the following learning activity: Comparing Reports: Battle of Little Bighorn.Below is a list of topic guides by subject, each of which includes a list of important dates, search strategies, and sample articles. You can also scroll through these topics by date range or by … [Read more...]