July 1, 2020

World Spotlight: Brazil

Brazil: Places in the News Brazil country study Country profile: Brazil BBC Brazil timeline BBC Capoeira: From Crime to Culture In Custodia Legis blog October 9, 2012 Brazil primary source set from the World Digital Library Brazil images Brazil maps Brazil literary recordings Brazilian song recordings Brazilian sheet music Brazil books and documents U.S. historical newspaper articles mentioning Brazil Service in Brazil: U.S. veteran oral … [Read more...]

World Spotlight: Chile

Chile: Places in the News Chile country study Country profile: Chile BBC Chile timeline BBC Chile primary source set from the World Digital Library Chile images Chile maps Canción nacional chilena 1901-04-12 song recording Mañana Chilean dance Chile literary recordings Chile books and documents (English & Spanish) U.S. historical newspaper articles mentioning Chile Service in Chile: U.S. veteran oral histories Foreign Affairs Oral History Collection … [Read more...]

World Spotlight: Argentina

Argentina primary source set from the World Digital Library Argentina images Videos related to Argentina Argentina maps Argentina songs Argentine literary recordings Argentina books and documents (English & Spanish) U.S. historical newspaper articles mentioning Argentina Service in Argentina: U.S. veteran oral histories Foreign Affairs Oral History Collection interviews mentioning Argentina U.S. legislation related to Argentina Guide to Law Online: … [Read more...]

World Spotlight: Panama

Panama country study Panama timeline BBC Panama: Places in the News Panama primary source set from the World Digital Library Panama images Panama films & webcasts Panama maps Panama songs Panama documents and books U.S. historical newspaper articles mentioning Panama through 1922 Service in Panama: U.S. veteran oral histories Foreign Affairs Oral History Collection interviews mentioning Panama U.S. legislation related to Panama Guide to Law Online: … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Navajo

Navajo image set More Navajo images Navajo books, reports & other documents Indian (Navajo) Land Cessions in the U.S. 1784-1894 Historical newspaper coverage: Navajo Indians The Navajo mentions in personal narratives Navajo related oral history audio recordings Oral history stories of the Long Walk Navajo code talkers veterans oral histories Navajo song and dance article Dineh Tah Navajo Dancers flyer Dineh Tah Navajo Dancers video recording U.S. … [Read more...]

City Spotlight: New Orleans

New Orleans at 300: The Crescent City's Tricentennial Inside Adams blog January 9, 2018 Sheet Music Spotlight: New Orleans Turns 300 In The Muse October 4, 2018 War of 1812 and the Battle of New Orleans America's Library Winning the Battle of New Orleans January 8, 1815 America's Library The Battle of New Orleans Bicentennial Folklife Today blog January 8, 2015 Mardi Gras Season in New Orleans America's Library local legacy Happy Mardi Gras! Inside Adams blog The Supreme … [Read more...]

Selecting, Excerpting & Modifying Primary Sources

Have you ever wanted to use a primary source document with students but hesitated because you felt the struggle to comprehend the text would be the focus of the task rather than text analysis? In a TweetChat about teaching with primary sources, middle school social studies teacher Chris Heffernan (@cheffernan75) articulated the dilemma, "This has been a challenge in my building. Some say adapt & keep meaning. Others want them to experience original text. I'm torn." While some may say that … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Lynching

Please be sure to review all primary sources prior to introducing students to them. You may also wish to read Selecting Primary Sources That Deal with Difficult Issues. Lynching by Helen Douglass 1859 manuscript "Lynch Law in the South" by Frederick Douglass The North American Review Volume 155, Issue 428 July 1892 Lynch Laws speech by Frederick Douglass The facts in the case of the horrible murder of little Myrtle Vance c 1893 Lessons of the Hour speech by Frederick Douglass, … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: The Nez Percé

Nez Percé images Indian (Nez Percé) Land Cessions in the U.S. 1784-1894 "The Nez Perce" The Galaxy, Volume 24, Issue 6, Dec 1877 "Lawyer of the Nez Perces" Washington Historical Quarterly 1934 Vol. 25, No. 1, p. 37-48 Historic newspaper coverage of the Nez Percé Oral history mentioning Nez Percé Foreign Affairs Oral History Collection Reports & other texts of the Nez Percé U.S. legislation related to the Nez Percé Today in History: Chief Joseph Surrenders Nez … [Read more...]

Analyzing Primary Sources: Learning from Newspapers

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) strike a balance between the reading of literature and informational texts and promote the use of a wide range of text types: “Through reading a diverse array of classic and contemporary literature as well as challenging informational texts in a range of subjects, students are expected to build knowledge, gain insights, explore possibilities, and broaden their perspective.” [English Language Arts Standards: Key Design Considerations] Some items in … [Read more...]