June 16, 2019

Featured Source: Thanksgiving Shopping Insert

Zoom into this newspaper page online or download a larger image. Use the shopping insert to help craft a Thanksgiving menu. What would you serve based on the items offered for sale? Look closely at the illustrations surrounding the advertisements. Add speech bubbles to bring the scene depicted at the top of the page to life. Compare and contrast this Thanksgiving shopping insert with other 1914 inserts from around the country. What similarities do you notice? What differences do you … [Read more...]

Featured Source: The Oologist

Oh, Oology! Inside Adams: Science, Technology & Business blog post, May 20, 2014 What did you learn about oology from reading the Inside Adams blog post? What else would you like to know? What area from biology or other branch of science would you like to see featured in a journal of its own? What is one topic that you would like to find out more about? What would be the title of an article you would like to read about this topic? What other observations, reflections or questions … [Read more...]

Today in History: Thanksgiving

Today in History–November 26–the Library of Congress features Thanksgiving, designated by President George Washington on this date in 1789. Seventy-four years later, in 1863, Abraham Lincoln issued a Thanksgiving Proclamation that declared the last Thursday in November national Thanksgiving Day. Learn more about U.S. Thanksgiving traditions by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access more primary sources, background, and teaching resources. Thanksgiving … [Read more...]

Featured Image: Systema Solare et Planetarium

This fabulous 18th-century map of the universe was featured in a December, 11, 2012 post about the Geminid meteor shower by Jennifer Harbster for the Library of Congress blog Inside Adams: Science, Technology & Business. Be sure to read it! … [Read more...]