September 19, 2018

Primary Source Spotlight: Snow

Snow imagesSnowflake imagesCCSS K-5 writing promptsSnow-related filmsThe first sleigh-ride 1897 Sleighing scene 1898 Montreal Fire Department on runners (sleigh) 1901 Esquimaux village Arrival of the Governor General, Lord Minto, at Quebec 1902Snow-related song recordingsLand of snow and a thousand lakes (Tuhatjärvien lumien maa) Snow deer Snow flakes waltz When the snow birds cross the valleySnow sheet musicSnowflake sheet musicPicnic … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Weather

Congress requires US military to collect weather data 1870Weather Forecasting Among Services to [House] MembersWeather forecasting primary source set, includes teacher's guideMore weather forecasting primary sourcesWeather instruments primary source setWeather vanes primary source setWeather bureau primary source setWeather Service primary source setMeteorological stations primary source setWeather emergencies primary source setWeather sheet … [Read more...]

Featured Image: Senate page boys stage their first snow battle

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Today in History: Winter Solstice

Today in History–December 21–the Library of Congress features winter, as the winter solstice most frequently falls on this day each year. Learn more about the shortest day in the northern hemisphere and more fascinating frosty facts about the season by reading the Today in History section, then click the links below for loads of wintery primary source treasures and stories.Historical newspaper articles: winter solsticeWinter songsWinter sheet musicWinter filmsWinter books … [Read more...]