September 29, 2022

World Spotlight: Republic of Korea (South Korea)

Republic of Korea maps South Korea maps Maps of Seoul, South Korea Under Japanese Occupation South Korea images Republic of Korea reports & other texts South Korea reports & other texts Republic of Korea: historical U.S. newspaper coverage South Korea: historical U.S. newspaper coverage Korean Culture Art Program and Concert event recording Republic of Korea: U.S. veteran's stories South Korea: U.S. veteran's stories U.S. legislation related to the … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Mississippi River

Mississippi River maps Mississippi River images Civil War Mississippi River Fleet image set The River 1938 film Audio recordings related to the Mississippi River songs & oral histories The Mississippi River 1851 sheet music Correspondence related to the Mississippi River Reports & other texts related to the Mississippi River Mississippi River historical newspaper articles & advertisements 1900 and later U.S. legislation related to the Mississippi … [Read more...]

Collection Connections: America’s Roadways

John Margolies Roadside America photograph archive Collection overview Free to Use and Reuse: Selections from the archive Roadside America Flickr album Roadside America Story Map Caught Our Eyes: Coffee and Donuts, Anyone? Picture This August 9, 2012 “Exclamation Points”—John Margolies Photographs of Roadside America Ready for Touring Picture This June 21, 2017 On the Road Again: Scouting Out "Roadside America" Sites Picture This October 12, 2017 Marvels of Roadside … [Read more...]

World Spotlight: Luxembourg

Luxembourg maps Luxembourg images Entrance to the town, Luxembourg The town, Luxembourg Clustered roofs and spires of Luxembourg Quaint riverside houses and picturesque towers of the Upper Town, of historic Luxembourg Grocery store, Luxembourg Grand Duke of Luxembourg Prince Rupprecht (Bavaria) & Antonie of Luxemburg Marie Adelaide, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg Grand Duchess - Luxemburg Grand Duchess Luxemburg Grand Duchess Charlotte of … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Skiing

Downhill skiing, cross-country or Nordic skiing, ski jumping, and even water skiing—peer into the past and look to the future with these fun primary sources! Skiing image set Snow skiing image set Cross-country skiing images Ski area maps 20th-century historical newspaper coverage of skiing How to ski and how not to 1914 book More books about skiing U.S. legislation related to skiing Women of Winter Sports: The First U.S. Olympic Ski Medalists Headlines & … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Native American History & Heritage

PSN curated source sets Today in History Captivity Narratives Chief John Ross & the Cherokee Nation Chief Joseph Surrenders Custer’s Last Stand Fort Necessity & the French and Indian War Indian Citizenship Act Jamestown Siege of Fort Meigs Jim Thorpe Western Missionaries & Native Americans Sarah Winnemucca Primary Source Spotlight Indian Removal The Iroquois Confederacy Narragansett Navajo The Nez Percé Paiute The Sauk … [Read more...]

World Spotlight: Egypt

Egypt country study Egypt country profile BBC Egypt timeline BBC Places in the News: Lebanon July 2005 November 2011 August 2013 May 2016 Egypt primary source set World Digital Library Egypt maps Egypt image set Sheet music related to Egypt Song recordings related to Egypt Books & articles about Egypt Films & webcasts related to Egypt U.S. veteran oral histories (service in Egypt) Oral histories mentioning Egypt from the Foreign Affairs … [Read more...]

Teaching Now: QFT with a Primary Source

First draft vs final drafts This is a guest post from Alyssa Park, a fourth-grade teacher at Scarselli Elementary School in Nevada. My main goals as a teacher are to make sure students leave my classroom bursting with curiosity and with greater self-confidence as learners. I also want them to know how to ask the right questions, how to decide on an action plan to get the information they need, and how to reflect on the work they’ve done. In my second year as a teacher, I learned about the … [Read more...]

Analyzing Primary Sources: Tools & Guides

Primary sources, as described by the Library of Congress, "are the raw materials of history — original documents and objects that were created at the time under study. They are different from secondary sources, accounts that retell, analyze, or interpret events, usually at a distance of time or place. Bringing young people into close contact with these unique, often profoundly personal documents and objects can give them a sense of what it was like to be alive during a long-past era. Helping … [Read more...]

Finding Resources: Story Maps

Story Maps are immersive web applications that tell the incredible stories of the Library’s collections through narrative, multimedia, and interactive maps. The story maps are created within a Geographic Information Systems (GIS)-based software platform created by Esri. Story Maps are chock full of primary sources, including photographs, illustrations, texts, newspaper articles, and even maps. “I find story maps to be a twenty-first-century tool for a twenty-first-century library,” said … [Read more...]