October 5, 2022

Primary Source Learning: Monthly Heritage & Identity Celebrations

Below is a list with links to Library resource sets, featuring both primary and secondary sources, and teaching resources that coincide with monthly heritage and identity celebrations. So mark those special months but don't stop there. Instead, come back to these resources time and again to give voice to diverse perspectives and celebrate inclusion all year round with primary sources! January International Holocaust Remembrance Day January 27 February Black History & Heritage: … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Asian American Pacific Islanders

Celebrate the history and diverse cultures of Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPI) 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! Teaching Resources: Asian American Pacific Islander History & Culture PSN Asian Pacific source sets Cherry Blossoms Chinese Exclusion Act Japanese-American Internment Korean War Duke Kahanamoku & Surfing … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Hispanic Heritage

World Spotlight source sets Argentina Brazil Chile Cuba Guantánamo Bay Guatemala Dominican Republic Guatemala Mexico Nicaragua Panama Peru Puerto Rico Venezuela Primary source source sets New Mexico Chicano art Movement Christopher Columbus Columbus Day The Gadsden Purchase José Manuel Gallegos El Grito de Dolores – Mexican Independence Day Gabriela Mistral Mexican American War Mexican Americans & United Farm … [Read more...]

Primary Source Learning: Native American Perspectives

In celebration of Native American Heritage month, the Teaching with the Library of Congress blog provides some great suggestions for teaching students to view the experiences and contributions of Native Americans from various perspectives. Comparing sources from multiple perspectives provides students with practice in critical thinking and evaluating evidence and arguments. Links to more Native American teaching resources are listed below. Native American Boarding Schools primary source set … [Read more...]

Today in History: El Grito de Dolores – Mexican Independence Day

Today in History–September 16–the Library of Congress features El Grito de Dolores (Cry of Dolores), first heard on this day in 1810 when Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla urged the largely Indian and mestizo congregation of his small Dolores parish church to fight for Mexico's independence from Spain. Today, September 16, is celebrated as Mexican Independence Day. Find out more by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access more resources relating to Mexican … [Read more...]