September 12, 2022

Featured Source: The Book of Kings

Description Shahnameh Baysonqori is a copy of Shahnameh (Book of kings) composed by the highly revered Iranian poet Abū al-Qāsim Firdawsī (940–1020). The importance of Shahnameh in the Persian-speaking world is comparable that of Homer’s epics in the West. The book recounts in verse the mythological history of ancient Persia and tales of the famous heroes and personalities of Iranian history, from legendary times to the 7th-century reign of Yazdgerd III, the last king of the Sassanid dynasty. … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Asian American Pacific Islanders

Celebrate the history and diverse cultures of Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPI) through the foci of primary source images, documents, oral histories, and more. You'll also find related lesson plans, stories, interactives, and streaming webcasts--come explore! Teaching Resources: Asian American Pacific Islander History & Culture PSN Asian Pacific source sets Cherry Blossoms Chinese Exclusion Act Japanese-American Internment Korean War Duke Kahanamoku & Surfing … [Read more...]