August 18, 2018

Primary Source Learning: Slavery (U.S.)

Collection Connections: Arts & Humanities, Critical Thinking & U.S. History teaching ideasBorn in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938 From Slavery to Freedom: The African-American Pamphlet Collection, 1822-1909 Slaves and the Courts, 1740-1860Slavery in the United States: Primary Sources and the Historical RecordTimely Connections: James Madison & SlaveryLearning from the Source: Close Reading in Service of a CausePrimary … [Read more...]

Primary Source Learning: History Assessments of Thinking

Is the painting above by J.L.G Ferris—The First Thanksgiving 1621—a useful resource for historians who wish to understand the relationship between the Wampanoag Indians and the Pilgrim settlers in 1621? This is the question asked by Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) consortium member Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) in one of their Beyond the Bubble History Assessments of Thinking (HATs).Beyond the Bubble uses Library of Congress primary sources in "easy-to-use … [Read more...]

Finding Resources: TPS Journal

Dig deep into a variety of teaching with primary sources topics. The TPS Journal, formerly titled the TPS Quarterly, is an online, peer-reviewed publication focused on pedagogical approaches to teaching with Library of Congress digitized primary sources in K-12 classrooms. Each issue provides sections related to the issue's thematic focus: a feature article, an elementary primary source activity, a secondary primary source activity, a teacher spotlight highlighting primary source learning in the … [Read more...]

Primary Source Learning: Great Depression

Primary source sets & activitiesTeaching Now: Determining the Main Idea of a Text Primary Source Learning: Great Depression & World War II Primary Source Set Dust Bowl Migration includes teacher's guide American Memory Timeline: Great Depression and World War II 1929-1945, background information with select primary sources & teaching activities American Memory Timeline: Photographing People of the Great DepressionLesson plansLearning from the Source: Dust … [Read more...]

Primary Source Learning: Immigration

Primary source setsImmigration Challenges for New Americans includes teacher's guide Mexican American Migrations and Communities includes teacher's guide Primary Source Learning: Immigration Primary Source Set telling the story of immigration to the United States with primary sourcesPrimary source lesson plansThe American West: Images of Its People Creating a Primary Source Archive: All History Is Local The Immigrant Experience: Down the Rabbit Hole Immigration History … [Read more...]

Primary Source Learning: Women in Baseball

Use this primary source set of women in baseball to have students examine cultural attitudes of American women from the late 1800s through the 1920s. You might start with having students complete a gallery walk with the images. After, you might have them analyze the song lyrics and read various newspaper articles (be sure to have them read about the newspaper as well; to do so, click on the newspaper name). Next, you might challenge students to put the images in chronological order. Then you … [Read more...]

Primary Source Learning: Baseball

Baseball: Across a Divided Society (primary source set)Baseball, Race and Ethnicity: Rounding the BasesBaseball, Race Relations and Jackie RobinsonBlack Diamond! Satchel Page and the Negro Baseball LeaguesPast and Present: Using Baseball Statistics to Teach Math (student worksheet)Tinkers to Evers to ChanceCollection Connections: Baseball CardsCollection Connections: Jackie RobinsonRecreation Yesterday and TodayTwentieth Century Entertainment: When Work is … [Read more...]

Primary Source Learning: Oral Histories & Personal Narratives

LOC.gov contains numerous oral history and personal narrative resources. Check out the lists below!Teaching resourcesAnalyzing Primary Sources: Learning from Oral Histories Learning from the Source: Chicago Meatpackers & the Unions Learning from the Source: Digital Stories of Our Heroes Learning from the Source: Media & Migrant Laborer Perspectives Primary Source Learning: September 11, 2001 Capturing an Oral History: Tips for Students Billy the Kid: … [Read more...]

Primary Source Learning: Poets & Poetry

Featured Source guided primary source analysis activitiesThe Banks of the Yellow River Dedication by Robert Frost Official Program Woman Suffrage Procession The Poem Woman and ChildFound Poetry activitiesFound poetry primary source set Found poetry primary source activitiesLearning from the Source lessonsBallad of Booker T. The Declaration, Her Declaration, Your Declaration The Negro Speaks of Rivers Putting Loss into Words Mourning Lincoln … [Read more...]

Primary Source Learning: Women in U.S. History

Access ready-made primary source lessons and activities to learn how some incredible women throughout U.S. history helped advance the nation.Learning from the Source: Chicago Meatpackers & the Unions Learning from the Source: Perceptions & Roles of American Women Music and U.S. Reform History: Stand Up and Sing Primary Source Learning: Women’s Road to the Vote (woman suffrage teaching resources) Primary Source Learning: Women in the White House Women in the Civil … [Read more...]