July 13, 2020

NHD 2019: 20th-Century World History

Spanish Influenza: The Tragedy of a Deadly Virus in Wartime The Influenza Epidemic of 1918 (Spanish Flu) timeline and select historical newspaper articles Influenza 1918-1919 historical newspaper coverage Spanish flu 1918-1919 historical newspaper coverage Influenza spread by droplets sprayed from nose and throat U. S. Treasury dept. Public health service, 1918 Joint Resolution To aid in combating "Spanish influenza" and other communicable diseases 65th Congress, October 1, 1918 … [Read more...]

NHD 2018 Conflict & Compromise Topic Ideas: World History Middle East

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 Crimean War Witness to History: Roger Fenton's Photographs of the Crimean War Picture This blog March 23, 2017 Fenton Crimean War Photographs (background) Speech of Hon. T. L. Clingman, of N. C., in favor of his proposition for a mediation in the … [Read more...]

NHD 2018 Conflict & Compromise Topic Ideas: U.S. History Late 20th Century

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. Conflicting Opinions, Compromised Values: The Vietnam Generation Primary Source Spotlight: Vietnam War Learning from the Source: Cartoonist Commentary-Vietnam War The Camp David Accords Camp David images U.S. legislation related to Camp David … [Read more...]

Today in History: Happy Hanukkah

Today in History–December 17–the Library of Congress features Hanukkah. On this date in 1979 President Jimmy Carter participated in the first National Menorah Lighting. Also known as the Feast or Festival of Lights, Hanukkah reflects the story of a one-day supply of oil at the temple miraculously burning for eight days. Find out more by reviewing the Today in History section, then click the links below for related resources. American Hanukkah lamp 2004 A large menorah, a candalabrum lit … [Read more...]

Guided Primary Source Analysis: Leonard Bernstein illustrated letter

Leonard Bernstein was a famous American composer and conductor. Don't read the words, just study the illustrations. Zoom into the image online. What is the setting? What is the story? Now read the letter. Challenge yourself to decipher the writing on the pages, then read the transcript. How does the actual letter compare with the story you had in mind from analyzing the illustrations? Write a letter with illustrations to your mother or someone special in your life. Take pictures before you … [Read more...]

Today in History: Ralph Bunche

Today in History–December 9–the Library of Congress features Nobel Peace Prize winner Ralph Bunche, who died on this date in 1971. This trailblazing U.S. diplomat took over as mediator of the Palestine mission in 1948 and successfully negotiated an end to the first Arab-Israeli War the following year. In addition to his work with the United Nations, Bunche served as a board member for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) for 22 years. Learn more about this … [Read more...]