March 22, 2019

Learning from the Source: Print Advertising Across the Centuries

Overview Advertisements showcase products and the latest technology while reflecting life and society as we know it, or wish it to be. This project encourages students to use their natural curiosity about the similarities between the past, present, and future to analyze and compare and contrast historical, contemporary, and hypothetical print advertisements of the future.* To complete this project, students will . . . learn about advertising persuasion techniques. analyze a … [Read more...]

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Primary Source Learning: Sheet Music Collections & Teaching Resources

The Library of Congress has several collections of sheet music. One of those collections—Historic American Sheet Music from the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library at Duke University provides information on sheet music and some ideas on what sheet music teach us. Read an excerpt from the full article then click the links below to access more sheet music collections and associated teaching resources. Drawn from the collections in the [Duke University] Rare Book, Manuscript, … [Read more...]