Collections Spotlight: Influential Latinas

Collections Spotlight: Influential Latinas

The Minerva’s Kaleidoscope blog highlights several influential women who appear in the picture book, Latinitas: Celebrating 40 Big Dreamers, by Guatemalan-American author, illustrator, and teacher Juliet Menéndez. Hear from Menéndez and learn more about Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Teresa Carreño, Frida Kahlo, Celia Cruz, Sonia Sotomayor, Sandra Cisneros, and a couple more inspiring…

World Spotlight: Republic of Korea (South Korea)

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:…

Guided Primary Source Analysis: Black Women Achievements Against the Odds

Guided Primary Source Analysis: Black Women Achievements Against the Odds

Look closely at this source and respond to the questions below. Where is your eye drawn to first? Next? After? What do you notice about the source’s design? What, in particular, stands out to you? Why do you think this source was created? How do you know? (Be sure to point to evidence from the…

Primary Source Spotlight: Native American History & Heritage

Primary Source Spotlight: Native American History & Heritage

PSN curated source sets Today in History Primary Source Spotlight More Native American trailblazers More primary source sets Library collections & primary source sets Veterans History Project Legal Resources Spotlights, Features & Special Presentations Teaching & learning resources Stories from America’s Library Library blog posts Teaching with the Library More posts from Library blogs Webcast…

Primary Source Spotlight: Cicadas

Primary Source Spotlight: Cicadas

Cicadas historical newspaper articles Cicada illustrations from Comparative zoology 1893 Cicadas in home sweet home (sonnets) 1903 The periodical cicada in 1914 The Cicada’s Story from The emerald story book 1915 Fairy Prisoners from Really truly fairy stories 1915 Library blog posts Buzz in the Air! Announcing Periodical Cicadas: A Resource Guide Inside Adams “Cicada…

Collections Spotlight: National Jukebox

Collections Spotlight: National Jukebox

The National Jukebox provides streaming access to just over 16,000 recordings made between 1901 and 1925, mostly by the Victor Talking Machine Company and Columbia Records. You can browse and sort recordings by genre, artist, subject, language, or year, including a day-by-day guide of published recordings. There are selected playlists for you to sample or…

Analyzing Primary Sources: Tools & Guides

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…

Primary Source Spotlight: Black American History & Heritage

Primary Source Spotlight: Black American History & Heritage

Primary source sets with teacher guides Story maps Curated resource sets – primary sources & secondary too Individuals Groups Topics African American Studies Research Guides Library collections Additional collections outside the Library Online exhibitions Veterans History Project Spotlights, features & special presentations Image Sets Historic African-American newspapers Music & Dance resources Congressional activity Library blog…

Primary Source Learning: Hispanic Points of View

Primary Source Learning: Hispanic Points of View

Lessons The Huexotzinco Codex Drake’s West Indian Voyage 1588-1589 Cesar Chavez & Good Citizenship Dolores Huerta Collaborating to Affect Change (elementary) Building Coalitions to Affect Change (middle school) Inspiring Civic Responsibility (high school) Media & Migrant Laborers Perspectives Guided Primary Source Analyses Bank note explorer vignettes Community & Teamwork Houston, Santa Anna, and Cos Los…

Primary Source Spotlight: Henry Creamer & Turner Layton

Primary Source Spotlight: Henry Creamer & Turner Layton

Song recordings After you’ve gone Childhood days Dear old Southland Everybody’s crazy ’bout the doggone blues, but I’m happy Goodbye Alexander, goodbye honey boy If you’ll come back I’m waiting for you, ‘Liza Jane I’ve got the finest man Jubilee blues Oh! Frenchy! Strut Miss Lizzie Sweet Emalina, my gal Sweet mamma (Papa’s getting mad)…

Primary Source Learning: Music

Primary Source Learning: Music

Analyzing Primary Sources: Learning from Music Primary Source Learning: Sheet Music Collections & Teaching Resources Tech Tool: Sheet Music Scanner Guided primary source analysis activities Learning from the Source lesson plans Music Division educational videos Minerva’s Kaleidoscope music blog posts Library of Congress Curriculum Units for the 2014 Music Standards National Association for Music Education Listening…