November 17, 2018

Primary Source Spotlight: American Revolution

American Revolution primary source setAmerican Memory Timeline: American Revolution select primary sources & primary source analysis promptsLearning from the Source: Minutemen & the Start of the Revolution learning activityThe American Revolution and Its Era: Maps and Charts collectionMapping the American Revolution and Its EraBattle maps and charts of the American Revolution (1881)Printed Ephemera 1763-1783A broadside titled "No Stamped Paper to be had" … [Read more...]

Analyzing Primary Sources: Reading Cartoons

We often think of cartoons as funny but, in addition to entertaining and amusing us, they can also enlighten, provoke or persuade us. Political or editorial cartoons, in particular, provide subjective viewpoints about current issues and events and the people involved in them. Cartoonists use a variety of techniques—symbolism, exaggeration, irony, analogy and labeling to name a few—to convey their story or perspective through images. Learn more about these techniques by completing the online … [Read more...]

Finding Resources: What’s Available When LOC.gov Is Offline

Sometimes LOC.gov and some of its associated sites are not available. Whether that's because of maintenance or a government shutdown, don't despair. Here are some ways to access great Library resources.Congress.govlegislative information on Congress.gov availableWorld Digital Libraryprimary sources from numerous partner institutions, including the Library of Congress, availableLibrary of Congress Flickr accountimage sets available, including access to larger images and … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Women’s History

Teaching resourcesPrimary Source Learning: Women in U.S. History Primary Source Learning: Women’s Road to the VotePrimary source setsPrimary Source Spotlight: Woman Suffrage collections Women's Suffrage select primary sources & teacher's guideActivistsJane Addams Susan B. Anthony Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell Carrie S. Burnham Shirley Chisholm Betty Friedan Emma Goldman Helen Keller Carrie Nation Lucretia Mott Rosa Parks Alice Paul … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: U.S. Presidents

Teaching resources: primary source lesson plans, activities & strategiesPrimary Source Learning: U.S. President lessons, analysis activities & more Primary Source Learning: Presidential Elections Primary Source Learning: Women in the White HousePresidential Spotlight: primary source collectionsGeorge Washington John Adams Thomas Jefferson James Madison James Monroe John Quincy Adams Andrew Jackson Martin Van Buren William Henry Harrison … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: African American History & Culture

Celebrate the rich and varied history and culture of African Americans through the foci of primary source images, documents, music, and more. You'll also find related lesson plans, stories, interactives, and streaming webcasts--come explore!Lesson Plans & Activity IdeasPrimary Source SetsAmerican Memory CollectionsOnline ExhibitionsVeterans History ProjectSpotlights, Features & Special PresentationsImage SetsMusic & DanceWebcastsCongressional … [Read more...]