December 14, 2018

Featured Source: Europe Is Getting Hot

Zoom into this political cartoon (.pdf). Fill out a primary source analysis tool to help you look deeply at this source and discover what information it was attempting to convey.In your analysis, did you recognize any of the people? Read the curator note to find out the names of the people the creator depicted in this political cartoon. Then choose one person to research to find out more about his role in World War II. Summarize your findings in a paragraph.Review the primary source … [Read more...]

World Spotlight: Brazil

Brazil: Places in the NewsBrazil country studyCountry profile: Brazil BBCBrazil timeline BBCCapoeira: From Crime to Culture In Custodia Legis blog October 9, 2012Brazil primary source set from the World Digital LibraryBrazil imagesBrazil mapsBrazil literary recordingsBrazilian song recordingsBrazilian sheet musicBrazil books and documentsU.S. historical newspaper articles mentioning BrazilService in Brazil: U.S. veteran oral … [Read more...]

World Spotlight: Chile

Chile: Places in the NewsChile country studyCountry profile: Chile BBCChile timeline BBCChile primary source set from the World Digital LibraryChile imagesChile mapsCanción nacional chilena 1901-04-12 song recordingMañana Chilean danceChile literary recordingsChile books and documents (English & Spanish)U.S. historical newspaper articles mentioning Chile through 1922Service in Chile: U.S. veteran oral historiesForeign Affairs Oral History … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Pablo Neruda

Poet Pablo Neruda was born as Neftalí Ricardo Reyes Basoalto in Parral, Chile in 1904. He is the author of more than fifty books, mostly of poetry and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1971. Learn more about this wondrous wordsmith by investigating the resources below.Pablo Neruda reading his poem, Alturas de Macchu Picchu June 20, 1966 audio recordingPablo Neruda image setPablo Neruda brief biography (in English and Spanish)Pablo Neruda biography & bibliography … [Read more...]

World Spotlight: Argentina

Argentina primary source set from the World Digital LibraryArgentina imagesArgentina webcastsArgentina mapsArgentina songsArgentine literary recordingsArgentina books and documents (English & Spanish)U.S. historical newspaper articles mentioning Argentina through 1922Service in Argentina: U.S. veteran oral historiesForeign Affairs Oral History Collection interviews mentioning ArgentinaU.S. legislation related to ArgentinaGuide to Law Online: … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Hispanic Heritage

Lesson Plans & Activity IdeasLearning from the Source: Cesar Chavez & Good Citizenship Learning from the Source: Media & Migrant Laborers Perspectives Hispanic Exploration in America primary source set & teacher guide Mexican American Migrations and Communities primary source set & teacher guide Collection Connections: Spain, the United States and the American Frontier Collection Connections: Puerto Rico at the Dawn of the Modern Age Collection … [Read more...]

Today in History: James Monroe

Today in History–October 17–the Library of Congress features James Monroe, who wrote wrote a letter on this date in 1823 to friend and former president Thomas Jefferson seeking advice on foreign policy. Both Jefferson and  James Madison, another former president, advised Monroe to join with Great Britain in a declaration warning other European nations not to intervene in the affairs of Central and South America. Monroe, however, took the advice of his secretary of state, John Quincy Adams, and … [Read more...]