October 17, 2021

The Latest News, Events, Opportunities, Resources & PD from the Library & TPS Consortium

News & Events NEWS Library Recent Enhancements to Congress.gov Access TPS Consortium Becoming Helen Keller Film & Classroom Activities Emerging America at the Collaborative for Educational Services (CES) is working with New York PBS THIRTEEN on classroom activities associated with this new film, premiering October 19 at 9:00 pm EST. The film looks at Keller's career, politics, and controversies. Learn more EVENTS Library Concerts from the Library of … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Hispanic Heritage

Teaching Resources World Spotlight source sets Argentina Brazil Chile Cuba Guantánamo Bay Guatemala Dominican Republic Guatemala Mexico Nicaragua Panama Peru Puerto Rico Venezuela Today in History source sets New Mexico Christopher Columbus Columbus Day The Gadsden Purchase José Manuel Gallegos El Grito de Dolores – Mexican Independence Day Gabriela Mistral Mexican American War Mexican Americans & United Farm … [Read more...]

Today in History: Federal Patent for Steamboat Awarded

Today in History–August 26–the Library of Congress features the awarding of a federal patent for the steamboat on this day in 1791 to two (!) men—John Fitch and James Rumsey—each who had devised different systems. Find out whose sketch of what is featured above and uncover more fascinating facts by visiting the Today in History section. Then, if you haven't run out of steam, check out this large collection of primary sources related to Fitch, Rumsey, and the steamboat. Fitch & Rumsey … [Read more...]