December 16, 2018

Featured Source: Automatic Asteroid Finder

Use details from the illustration to describe what is happening in this image.Do you think there was an automatic asteroid finder in 1873? Do scientists use automatic asteroid finders today? How do you know or how would you find out?Read the article by Ruth S. Freitag linked to below. What did you learn? In what ways di your review of the text change how you "read" this image?This illustration appeared in the September 19, 1873 edition of the Bavarian satirical weekly, Fleignede … [Read more...]

Primary Source Learning: Gilded Age Teaching Resources & Strategies

This morning I saw a tweet mentioning primary sources related to immigration in the Gilded Age and I began to wonder . . . What learning activities related to the Gilded Age could we imagine using Library of Congress primary sources? What other teaching resources and strategies are available on LOC.gov and elsewhere? See the results below and feel free to comment on learning activities and resources that you've created or uncovered in the Speak Your Mind section. H/T to @oswego98 for the … [Read more...]