Finding Resources: Spanish Language Newspapers

Finding Resources: Spanish Language Newspapers

Chronicling America, a searchable database of U.S. historical newspapers, includes close to 100 Spanish-language newspapers from several states and Puerto Rico that span the years from 1836-1963. You can use the previous link to browse through the list of papers or use this map view of Spanish-language papers. When you click on a newspaper title…

Finding Resources: Newspaper Navigator

Finding Resources: Newspaper Navigator

The Newspaper Navigator is an app that provides a way to search and browse visual content—photos, illustrations, maps, comics, editorial cartoons, headlines and advertisements—from Chronicling America between the years of 1900-1963.  When using the search function, you are first searching headlines and captions related to the visual content. Type your search term(s) into the…

Integrating Technology: Beyond Words

Integrating Technology: Beyond Words

The Beyond Words project invites people of all ages to identify cartoons, illustrations, photographs, and maps from World War I historical newspaper coverage found in the Chronicling America historic newspaper collections. All data generated will be in the public domain and available to anyone. The three tasks include marking, transcribing, and verifying. Mark: Locate images not…

Primary Source Spotlight: Science & Technology

Primary Source Spotlight: Science & Technology

Library collections Alexander Graham Bell Family Papers America’s First Look into the Camera: Daguerreotype Photos Around the World in the 1890s: Photographs from the World’s Transportation Commission Built in America: Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record Emile Berliner & the Birth of the Recording Industry Finding Our Place in the Cosmos: From Galileo to Sagan…

Teaching Now: Using Primary Sources to Create a Lincoln Assassination Newscast

Teaching Now: Using Primary Sources to Create a Lincoln Assassination Newscast

This is a guest post from Tim Anderson, a middle school English teacher and Google Certified Educator at Sulphur Springs Elementary School in Jonesborough, Tennessee. There often seems to be a disconnect between students and historical events. Connecting literature to history helps make it come alive for students. Since my eighth graders are studying the…

Using Sources: Chronicling America Newspaper Pages

Using Sources: Chronicling America Newspaper Pages

Historic newspapers contain a wealth of information about the past, providing a snapshot of social and cultural values of a certain place and time. You will find news stories, feature articles, editorials, cartoons, advertisements, stories, poems, art and more. All of these can be useful to help contextualize events and people from history. According to the Center for History…

Analyzing Primary Sources: Identifying Bias in Presidential Election Newspaper Coverage

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…

Library of Congress Spring 2015 Educator Webinars

Library of Congress Spring 2015 Educator Webinars

The Library of Congress is hosting a series of free one-hour webinars focusing on using the Library’s digitized collections to meet curriculum content and skills standards. The webinars will generally be held every on Thursdays at 4:00 ET but look below for exact dates and registration information. More complete descriptions of the spring 2015 webinars and registration information can be found…

Guided Primary Source Analysis: Biggest Business in the World

Guided Primary Source Analysis: Biggest Business in the World

This campaign ad lists 10 pledges Senator Warren G. Harding promised to uphold. Which 3 do you think are most important for a politician to keep? Explain the reasoning for your choices. What pledges would you make if you were running for political office? Explain the reasoning for your choices. This campaign ad says the United…

Learning from the Source: Crimea, Ukraine, Russia

Learning from the Source: Crimea, Ukraine, Russia

Overview Students will collaborate to analyze, compare, and contrast newspaper coverage of events in Crimea and Ukraine in the mid-19th century and early 20th century with 2014 media coverage of events involving Crimea, Ukraine and Russia to illuminate the geopolitical history of the region and consider how examining the past shapes perspectives and understanding of…