May 20, 2019

Looking Back: February 2016

Teaching & Learning Primary Source Learning: U.S. Presidents Featured Sources guided primary source analysis activities Jesse Owens photo Tariff Triumph of Pharaoh Wilson political cartoon Primary Source Picks Primary Source Spotlight: Harlem Renaissance Primary Source Spotlight: Jazz Music Primary Source Spotlight: NAACP Presidential Spotlight: Barack Obama Barat Bits & Bytes Looking Back: January 2016 Sign up for Free Teaching with Primary … [Read more...]

Looking Back: January 2016

Teaching & Learning Primary Source Learning: Slavery (U.S.) Featured Images & Sources It’s Leap Year, Boys! newspaper Featured Sources guided primary source analysis activities Gauchos, Argentina photo President Obama’s 2016 State of the Union Address speech Poor Richard illustrated illustration Primary Source Picks World Spotlight: Argentina Primary Source Spotlight: Paiute Presidential Spotlight: Bill Clinton Presidential Spotlight: George … [Read more...]

Looking Back: November 2015 Primary Sources & Teaching Resources

Teaching & Learning Primary Source Learning: History Assessments of Thinking Featured Sources guided primary source analysis activities The Kingdom of France map The Woman Whom Justice Brewer Would Make Mayor map Featured Images A Few of the Things for Which We Are Thankful, Also Unthankful political cartoon / newspaper article Primary Source Picks NHD 2016: Exploration, Encounter, Exchange Topic Ideas Part III Primary Source Spotlight: Indian … [Read more...]

Looking Back: October 2015 Primary Sources & Teaching Resources

Teaching & Learning Learning from the Source: Technology Time Travel NHD 2016: Selecting a Topic for a History Project Teaching Now: Going Gaga Over Suffrage Featured Sources guided primary source analysis activities Diagram of the Federal Government and American Union diagram / chart The Solar System Displayed map Primary Source Picks National History Day 2016 CMHEC Topic Ideas – Arts & Culture CMHEC Topic Ideas – Civil Rights CMHEC Topic Ideas – … [Read more...]

Looking Back: September 2015 Primary Sources & Teaching Resources

Teaching & Learning Teaching Now: Deep Image Analysis Featured Sources guided primary source analysis activities The Carpet-bagger sheet music Strong-Weak Government political cartoon Does the Camera Ever Lie? newspaper article How the Sun Spots Control Our Weather newspaper article Primary Source Picks Today in History September 5:  First Labor Day National History Day 2016 CMHEC Topic Ideas – Power, Authority, and Governance CMHEC Topic Ideas – … [Read more...]

Looking Back: May 2015 Primary Sources & Teaching Resources

Teaching & Learning Analyzing Primary Sources Analyzing Primary Sources: Elementary Image & Text Analysis Sheets Literature Links Literature Links: Predicting & Inferring about Woman Suffrage Teaching Now Teaching Now: Analyzing Primary Sources for Scientific Thinking & Organization Teaching Now: Predicting & Inferring with Primary Sources & Literature Featured Sources guided primary source analysis activities Woman and Child drawing / … [Read more...]

Analyzing Primary Sources: Elementary Image & Text Analysis Sheets

Primary sources engage all students—elementary, middle and high school. Below are some worksheets to help elementary students, in particular, to analyze primary source images and texts. These worksheets were created by TPS-Barat and master teacher Kimberly Heckart, who teaches third grade at Prairie Ridge Elementary in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Elementary Social Studies Methods at the University of Iowa. Kim whose accolades include Elementary Social Studies Teacher of the Year for both the Iowa and … [Read more...]

Looking Back: April 2015 Primary Sources & Teaching Resources

Teaching & Learning Learning from the Source: The Negro Speaks of Rivers Featured Sources guided primary source analysis activities "Dedication" by Robert Frost poem Official Program Woman Suffrage Procession printed ephemera Origin of April Fool's Day newspaper article The Poem photograph Primary Source Picks Today in History April 27: World Transportation Commission April 28: Billy Bitzer & the Biograph Company Primary Source … [Read more...]

Today in History: World Transportation Commission

Today in History–April 27–the Library of Congress features the World Transportation Commission (WTC). On this date in 1895, Harper's Weekly carried a story on theWTC's visit to Ceylon, now called Sri Lanka. The WTC was organized by a railroad publicist to find out more about international railroads and other foreign transportation systems. Find out more by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below to access more related primary sources. "Around the World with the … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Civil Rights

Civil rights primary source collections Collection Spotlight: Civil Rights History Project Presidential Spotlight: Lyndon B. Johnson Primary Source Spotlight: NAACP Primary Source Spotlight: Voting Rights Act of 1965 Civil rights books & articles Select civil rights primary sources Civil rights era select images Selected civil rights images by Danny Lyon, first staff photographer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) Civil rights image set … [Read more...]