June 21, 2022

Primary Source Spotlight: Western Expansion & Manifest Destiny

This set of primary sources and teaching resources focuses, primarily, on the time period 1800-1860. Western expansion stories from America's Library Western expansion timeline (includes primary source activities) Primary source sets Western expansion (includes teacher guide) Primary Source Learning: Expansion & Reform (includes learning activity) Donner party primary sources Primary source collections Pioneering the Upper Midwest: Books from Michigan, … [Read more...]

Today in History: Norway

Today in History–May 17–the Library of Congress features Norwegian Constitution Day, celebrated on this date in commemoration of the 1814 adoption of Norway's constitution. Learn more about this Northern European country and Norwegian Americans by visiting the Today in History section and clicking the links below to access related primary sources. Glad Syttonde Mai! Celebration of the Bicentenary of the Norwegian Constitution In Custodia Legis blog post, May 15, 2014 Norway country profile … [Read more...]

Today in History: Minnesota

Today in History–May 11–the Library of Congress features Minnesota, which became the 32nd state in the Union on this day in 1858. Learn more about the "star of the north" also known as the "land of 10,000 lakes", by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below to access more primary source treasures. Minnesota stories from America’s Library Minnesota primary source set with Teacher’s Guide Minnesota primary source sets Upper Inquiry in the Midwest, Minnesota … [Read more...]