May 25, 2020

NHD 2018 Conflict & Compromise Topic Ideas: World History Africa

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. The Forced Compromise of the Boer Wars Boer War images Boer War films Boer War U.S. historical newspaper coverage Boer War first-hand accounts and other books Diamonds, Gold and War: The British, the Boers and the Making of South Africa streaming … [Read more...]

Learning from the Source: The Negro Speaks of Rivers

Lesson objective In this primary source lesson students will gain a better understanding of the meaning and tone of "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" by completing a scaffolded close reading of the poem using multiple source types (written text, spoken word, music, photos, illustrations and maps) while developing personal, lasting connections to literature by creating their own related interpretive pieces. Background Writer and poet Langston Hughes was a prominent figure in the Harlem … [Read more...]