September 21, 2018

NHD 2018 Conflict & Compromise Topic Ideas: U.S. History Late 19th Century

These curated resource lists coincide with the topic ideas listed in the NHD 2018 Conflict & Compromise theme sample topics list. The links lead to resources accessed from the Library of Congress (LOC.gov) unless otherwise noted. Note: U.S. historic newspaper coverage is from 1789-1924 unless otherwise noted.The Burlingame Treaty and Chinese ExclusionCalifornia protest against ill-treatment of the Chinese 1885 broadside Chinese Exclusion Act: primary documents in American … [Read more...]

NHD 2017: Taking a Stand – World History Topic Ideas Part II

These curated resource lists coincide with the order of the topic ideas listed in the NHD 2017 theme sample topics list. The links lead to resources accessed from the Library of Congress (LOC.gov) unless otherwise noted. Note: U.S. historic newspaper coverage is from 1789-1922 unless otherwise noted.Simón Bolívar and Venezuela’s Stand Against Spanish RuleSimón Bolívar historic newspaper coverage Venezuela country studyWar Crimes Tribunals: Taking a Stand Against GenocideDeng … [Read more...]

NHD 2017: Taking a Stand – World History Topic Ideas

These curated resource lists coincide with the order of the topic ideas listed in the NHD 2017 theme sample topics list. The links lead to resources accessed from the Library of Congress (LOC.gov) unless otherwise noted. Note: U.S. historic newspaper coverage is from 1789-1922 unless otherwise noted.The Boxer Rebellion: Standing Against WesternizationChinese, American, and European Resistance to the Japanese Occupation of NankingSino-Japanese War primary source set Sino-Japanese … [Read more...]

Featured Source: Chinese Citizenship in Hawaii

This 1906 newspaper article quotes a 1904 magazine editorial, which sums up the "widely prevailing sentiment against the Chinese immigrant laborer in the United States." Make a list of the arguments for the "defense of our political antagonism to the Chinaman".The first page of the newspaper article responds to three arguments. Choose one and summarize the comparisons and contrasts the journalist highlights between the Chinese immigrant experience in mainland America and Hawaii. Share your … [Read more...]

State Spotlight: California

California stories from America’s LibraryCalifornia primary source setCurated collectionsCalifornia maps Pictorial Americana: selected images of California California images from American Memory More California images California books & articles California correspondence, reports, printed ephemera & other texts California historic newspapers California sheet music California songs and oral histories California legislation California Guide to Law … [Read more...]

Primary Source Learning: Immigration Primary Source Set

Have students use the primary sources in this set to tell a story about immigration to the United States. (For background information, review the following: Immigration to the United States, 1851-1900 and Immigrants in the Progressive Era). The story may be in digital or print form. It could be nonfiction, fiction, poetry, or even a song. These questions about immigration can help you get started. Then click on each thumbnail image below to access the full size primary source. You may also use … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Immigration

Primary source setsImmigration: Challenges for New Americans (includes teacher guide) Mexican American Migrations and Communities (includes teacher guide) Immigration primary source iBook Immigration images Immigrants images The Emigrant's Guide by William Cobbett 1830 Advice and Guide to Emigrants by Patrick O'Kelly 1834 More immigration books & texts Historical newspaper coverage: immigration problem Historical newspaper coverage: immigration benefits … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Asian Pacific American Resources

Celebrate the history and diverse cultures of Asian Pacific Americans through the foci of primary source images, documents, oral histories, and more. You'll also find related lesson plans, stories, interactives, and streaming webcasts--come explore! Lesson plans & activity ideasCollection Connections: After the Pearl Harbor Attack Collection Connections: Ansel Adams's Photographs of Japanese-American Internment at Manzanar Chinese in California 1850-1925: collection … [Read more...]

World Spotlight: China

China country profileChina country study (history, culture, industry, and more)China primary sources from the World Digital LibraryChina mapsChina books & other texts (1500-1929)China: historical U.S. newspaper coverageChina / Chinese: song recordings & oral historiesChina / Chinese: sheet musicChina: U.S. veteran's storiesChina / Chinese films & webcastsImages of ChinaImages of ChineseChinese flutes (artifact images)U.S. … [Read more...]

Today in History: Ellis Island

Today in History–January 1–the Library of Congress features Ellis Island. On this date in 1892 a fifteen-year old Irish girl named Annie Moore became the first person to pass through the doors of the Ellis Island Immigration Station. Between 1892 and 1954, more than 12 million immigrants, as many at 5,000 a day, passed through Ellis Island to start a new life in the United States. At the station, in the shadow of the Statue of Liberty, immigrants underwent medical examinations and answered … [Read more...]