June 14, 2021

Guided Primary Source Analysis: A Thanksgiving Truce

Why do you think the creator titled this cartoon "A Thanksgiving Truce"? Use specific details from the source to support your response. What do you think the bear meant when it said (with deep feeling), "Here's hoping that when next we meet, we see you first"? What more can you learn by reading the source record? Now read some short articles to learn some more about Theodore Roosevelt. What discoveries did you make? What new perspectives of this cartoon do you have now? What other … [Read more...]

Guided Primary Source Analysis: The Awakening

Primary source analysis ideas from the Teaching with the Library of Congress blog Source bibliographic record Poem by Alice Duer Miller (printed at the bottom of the source) Look forward, women, always; utterly cast away The memory of hate and struggle and bitterness; Bonds may endure for a night, but freedom comes with the day, And the free must remember nothing less. Forget the strife; remember those who strove— The first defeated women, gallant and few, Who gave us hope, as a … [Read more...]

Featured Source: Independence Day at Last

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Featured Source: Memorial day

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Featured Source: Philanthropist Andy’s latest

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Featured Source: The Narrowing Target

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Guided Primary Source Analysis: Goal!

Without knowing any background information, do you think this political cartoon is positive or negative? Why? Now do some research by following the links below and answer the questions. Links Taft vs. Bryan Presidential Election of 1908: select newspaper articles Wilson vs. Roosevelt vs. Taft Presidential Election of 1912: select newspaper articles Questions Who were the final candidates in the 1908 election and who won? What were some of the issues raised in the … [Read more...]

Featured Source: Save Niagara Falls – from this

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Featured Source: The Pit and the Pendulum

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Featured Source: A Neighborly Suggestion

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