September 15, 2022

Today in History: Title IX

Today in History–June 23–Congress passed the landmark legislation, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which, as amended (20 U.S.C. § 1681, et seq.) prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational institutions and programs receiving federal funding. Learn more in this research guide overview and the resources linked to above and below. Legislative Path to Title IX timeline with links to primary sources Title IX digital copy National Archives U.S. legislation … [Read more...]

Guided Primary Source Analysis: Black Women Achievements Against the Odds

Look closely at this source and respond to the questions below. Where is your eye drawn to first? Next? After? What do you notice about the source's design? What, in particular, stands out to you? Why do you think this source was created? How do you know? (Be sure to point to evidence from the source that supports your conclusion.) Take two minutes to make a list of names that you recognize and one fact about each. Pair up with another student and take one minute to share what you … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Skiing

Downhill skiing, cross-country or Nordic skiing, ski jumping, and even water skiing—peer into the past and look to the future with these fun primary sources! Skiing image set Snow skiing image set Cross-country skiing images Ski area maps 20th-century historical newspaper coverage of skiing How to ski and how not to 1914 book More books about skiing U.S. legislation related to skiing Women of Winter Sports: The First U.S. Olympic Ski Medalists Headlines & … [Read more...]

Primary Source Learning: LOC.gov Teacher-Created Lesson Plans

The Teacher's section on LOC.gov features close to 100 teacher-created lesson plans. As you can see from the image above, lesson plans are listed in alphabetical order and there is a handy search bar to help you easily conduct a keyword search. Use the links below to jump to select groupings of the LOC.gov lesson plans and related PSN teaching resources. All lesson plans Lesson plans by grade level Elementary: Grades 3-5 Middle School: Grades 6-8 High school: Grades … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Skating

Figure skating "International Style" Figure Skating Championship March 20, 1914 from America's Library Ice-dancing, St. Moritz photograph Figure skating timeline & select historical newspaper articles More historical newspaper articles related to figure skating Olympic figure skating historical newspaper coverage How to become a skater; containing full instructions for excelling at figure and speed skating 1904 illustrated book A handbook of figure skating arranged for … [Read more...]

Primary Source Learning: U.S. National Anthem & American Flag

Help students learn about the history and contemporary contexts of the U.S. national anthem and the American flag. Teaching resources The Star Spangled Banner (K-2) The Star Spangled Banner (grades 3-5) Stars, Stripes and Symbols of America: Comparing Our Flag, Past and Present (grades 1-2) Pledge of Allegiance Image Sequencing (grades 3-5) Direct students do some background research on the U.S. flag and the U.S. National anthem. Then instruct them to read at least one of … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Volleyball

"Volleyball Promises to Become One of Leading Athletic Indoor Games" Harrisburg Telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.), 28 Oct. 1919. Volleyball historic newspaper coverage through 1922 Elementos y Reglamentos Oficiales de los Juegos de Basket Ball y Volley Ball Legislation related to Volleyball More curated collections of sports resources … [Read more...]

Guided Primary Source Analysis: Jesse Owens

What does the image above make you think about? What sense of this man, Jesse Owens, do you get from this picture? Next, review the bibliographic record for this photograph. What more did you learn? Now read this short life history of Jesse Owens created in 1939. What do you learn about him from this source? What more do you learn from this legislation that became law in 1988? What kind of person is Jesse Owens? Use what you have learned about Jesse Owens from these primary sources and … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Cricket

It's Just Not Cricket! In Custodia Legis: Law Librarians of Congress March 30, 2015 Cricket image set Oral histories mentioning cricket from the Frontline diplomacy: U.S. foreign affairs oral history collection International Cricket Fête 1872 International Cricket Guide 1891 More books related to Cricket More curated collections of sports resources … [Read more...]

Guided Primary Source Analysis: Spinner Play

Look at the source. What do you see? Describe what is happening in the picture based only on what you see. Look at the source again. How does this picture make you feel? What does this picture make you think about? Describe your feelings and thoughts and at least one detail or technique the artist, Benton Spruance, used that you think contributed to your personal experience with this piece of art. The curator note accompanying this lithograph on the Library of Congress website states that … [Read more...]