December 12, 2018

Primary Source Learning: African American History & Culture

Primary Source sets with teacher guidesBaseball: Across a Divided Society Harlem Renaissance Jim Crow in America The NAACP: A Century in the Fight for FreedomFeatured Source guided primary source analysis activitiesAfro-American Monument An airship with a “Jim Crow” trailer Condition of the descendants of former African slaves The constitutional amendment Jesse Owens President Obama’s 2016 State of the Union Address Tree of Liberty Woman … [Read more...]

NHD 2017: Taking a Stand – U.S. History Topic Ideas Part II

These curated resource lists coincide with the order of the topic ideas listed in the NHD 2017 theme sample topics list. Links lead to additional curated sets of resources. Note: historic newspaper coverage is from 1789-1922 unless otherwise noted.Standing Against Federal Authority: The Plight of the Farmers During the Whiskey RebellionWhiskey rebellion background and links Whiskey Insurrection from History of Washington County 1870 Liquor tax: historic newspaper coverage … [Read more...]

Featured Source: Woman fingerprinted

Complete a primary source analysis of this image using the Library's primary source analysis tool. Then click the image above to see if the information found in the curator's note there answers any of your questions.paper (.pdf) digital padletFind out more about the woman in this image by investigating this related primary source set. Were you able to find answers to any of your analysis questions? Which ones? Describe what else you learned.Can you find a discrepancy between … [Read more...]

Today in History: Rosa Parks Arrested

Today in History–December 1–the Library of Congress features Rosa Parks, arrested for civil disobedience on this day in 1955. Find out more about this brave woman who helped spark the U.S. civil rights movement by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below to access more related primary sources and resources.Rosa Parks Papers documents & photosAMA: Rosa Parks – Explore her life and legacy through her personal papers at the Library of Congress Reddit Ask … [Read more...]