August 20, 2018

Literature Links: Her Right Foot

Tom Bober (@CaptainLibrary), teacher librarian extraordinaire and former teacher in residence at the Library of Congress, put together a fantastic primary source set to accompany the picture book, Her Right Foot, by Dave Eggers. In a post on Knowledge Quest from the American Association of School Librarians, Tom details a plan for pairing primary source analysis with the book to help students explore how and why the the Statue of Liberty was built and to deepen their understanding of this … [Read more...]

Featured Source: The Kidnappers

There are 7 scenes in this political cartoon; take a look at them in greater detail in this .pdf document. What do they all have in common? Review the summary from the bibliographic record. What more did you learn?The cartoon's center scene featuring Theodore Roosevelt could be viewed right side up or upside down. How does the perspective of the scene change when you view it upside down as compared to right side up?Click the links below to read an historic newspaper article and a letter … [Read more...]

Today in History: The Statue of Liberty

Today in History–June 19–the Library of Congress features the Statue of Liberty, which arrived in in New York Harbor on this day in 1885. The 151-foot-tall statue was a gift from France to commemorate the centennial of the American Declaration of Independence. Find out more by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access more primary sources related to this symbol of freedom and democracy. You might also be interested in checking out these statue-related PSN … [Read more...]