April 23, 2019

Today in History: Lusitania Lost

Today in History–May 7–the Library of Congress features the British ocean liner Lusitania, sunk by a German submarine on this day in 1915.  Public outrage at the sinking of the civilian ship—though it was also carrying ammunition manufactured in the U.S.—was tremendous and helped to hasten U.S. entry into World War I. Learn more about this tragic day in world history by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access related primary sources. Topics in Chronicling … [Read more...]

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Today in History: Submarines

Today in History–April 11–the Library of Congress features submarines. Although submarines were used as early as the War of 1812, the U.S. Navy acquired its first submarine on this day in 1900.  Find out about the first submarine to sink a battleship and more by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below to access related primary sources. Submarine primary source set Featured Image: Detail of Submarine Section Bushnell's American turtle one-man … [Read more...]

Primary Source Learning: Veteran Teaching Resources & Strategies

"The Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war." The Teaching with the Library of Congress blog provides some great starting points for using the Veterans History Project in class activities. More veteran-related primary source and teaching resources are listed below. Veterans' oral history … [Read more...]