January 19, 2019

Primary Source Spotlight: Flight & Planes

The Dream of Flight online exhibition With Wings as Eagles: From Fantasy to Flight (primary source sets documenting the history of flight) Today in History: Wright Brothers First Flight Plane images Airplane images Select airplane newspaper coverage New York Times & New York Tribune 1916-1919 Airplane historic newspaper coverage through 1922 Airplane flight historic newspaper coverage through 1922 Airplane books & reports Colonel Roosevelt is invited to fly in … [Read more...]

NHD 2015: Leadership & Legacy Topic Ideas – Beginnings of a New Century

Every year National History Day puts together a list of sample topic ideas. TPS-Barat went through that list and selected a subset of those topic ideas to create curated collections highlighting Library of Congress resources. All topic ideas are related to the 2015 NHD theme: Leadership & Legacy in History but the set below focuses on themes related to the early 20th century. Links to more NHD follow this resource list. Alfred Nobel and the Nobel Prize Historic newspaper coverage: … [Read more...]

NHD 2015: CMHEC Topic Ideas – Power, Authority & Governance and Reform & Social Justice

Below you will find Library of Congress resources curated by TPS-Barat that relate to National History Day 2015 topic ideas from the Chicago Metro History Education Center. This set specifically focuses on power, authority, & governance and reform & social justice but all topic ideas are related to the 2015 NHD theme: Leadership & Legacy in History. More CMHEC topics will be referenced in subsequent posts. Power, Authority & Governance and Reform & Social Justice NOTE: … [Read more...]

Today in History: New Mexico

Today in History–September 21–the Library of Congress features New Mexico. On this day in 1595, Don Juan de Oñate's petition and contract for the conquest of New Mexico was presented to Luís de Velasco, the viceroy of Nueva Vizcaya. The petition was ultimately granted and Oñate's expedition set out in 1598. A brutal leader, Oñate was later stripped of his position, fined, and banned in perpetuity from New Mexico. Find out more by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below … [Read more...]

Today in History: Progressive/Bull Moose Party

Today in History–June 22–the Library of Congress features the birth of the Progressive Party on this day in 1912. Led by Theodore Roosevelt, the Bull Moose Party promised to increase federal regulation and protect the welfare of ordinary citizens. Find out more by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access related resources. Bull Moose image set Bull Moose Trails (book, 1912) by Annie Hall Progressive Party image set Progressive Party National … [Read more...]

Featured Source: Letter with illustrated fable

  This source is listed as a letter with illustrated fable. What is the moral or lesson of the story? Read more about the author and recipient of this letter. What interesting information did you uncover? Write and illustrate your own brief fable that contains a moral. What other observations, reflections or questions does this source inspire? Let us know! … [Read more...]

Today in History: Theodore Roosevelt

Today in History–February 3–the Library of Congress features Theodore Roosevelt, who penned a personal love missive about his future wife on this day in 1880. That first marriage was, unfortunately, cut short by his wife's untimely death. But Roosevelt would marry again and had a long, prosperous life as a conservationist, progressive politician, and Nobel Peace Prize winner. Find out more about this larger than life figure in our nation's history by visiting the Today in History section, then … [Read more...]

Featured Source: Goal!

Without knowing any background information, do you think this political cartoon is positive or negative? Why? Now do some research by following the links below. Who was running for office in 1908? Who was among the candidate's supporters? Theodore Roosevelt William Howard Taft Use the links above to discover what happened in the 1912 election. How might this political cartoon have changed given the circumstances in 1912? What other observations, reflections or questions does … [Read more...]