February 16, 2019

Timely Connections: For the People Act

H.R.1 - For the People Act of 2019 was introduced into the House of Representatives on January 3, 2019 by Rep. John P. Sarbanes, [D-MD-3] and has well over 200 Democrat co-sponsors. INVESTIGATE Scan the legislation and consider the questions below. What main sections are contained in the text of H.R.1 - For the People Act of 2019? What actions have been taken on the legislation? What committees are reviewing the legislation? Which aspects of the legislation are under the … [Read more...]

NHD 2016: Exploration, Encounter, Exchange Topic Ideas Part III

These curated resource lists coincide with the order of the topic ideas listed in the NHD 2016 theme sample topics list. Note: historic newspaper coverage is from 1836-1922. Nelson Mandela’s Encounters with Apartheid Nelson Mandela primary source set The Inspiring Story of Nelson Mandela In Custodia Legis blog July 18, 2011 Nelson Mandela Day – July 18  In Custodia Legis blog July 18, 2013 The Death of Nelson Mandela December 5, 2013 Library of Congress Places in the News Nelson … [Read more...]

Teaching Now: Going Gaga Over Suffrage

This is a guest post from veteran educator Carrie Veatch, who has a special interest in inquiry learning and primary sources and is a member of the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Mentor Advisory Group. While studying the women’s suffrage movement I decided to mix Library of Congress primary sources with pop culture to capture my students’ attention and lead them on a creative exercise in inquiry, I have to admit, after seeing Soomo Publishing’s parody video production of We … [Read more...]

Today in History: Indian Citizenship Act

Today in History–June 2–the Library of Congress features the Indian Citizenship Act, enacted on this date in 1924. The act finally granted official U.S. citizenship to to all Native Americans born in the U.S. But because voting rights were governed by state law, some Native American citizens were barred from voting in political elections until 1957. Find out more by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access more stories and primary sources related to Indian, or … [Read more...]

Literature Links: Predicting & Inferring about Woman Suffrage

This lesson uses the Predict and Infer strategy; both the lesson and the strategy were created by elementary teacher and adjunct university instructor Kimberly Heckart, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Focus Question What did women do to get the right to vote? Content Goal Students build background knowledge of what it was like to be a suffragist and discover how women persistently fought for over 100 years until they were granted the right to vote. Primary Sources Susan B. … [Read more...]

Featured Source: The constitutional amendment

What emotion does this poster tap into? Why do you think that? Who is the audience for this primary source? How do you know? Do  you think this poster was effective with its target audience? Why or why not? What other observations, reflections or questions does this source inspire? Let us know! … [Read more...]

Featured Source: Signing the declaration of their independence

Compare and contrast the illustration above with this well-known print. What similarities do you notice? What differences do you see? This illustration is actually a political cartoon. What do you think the purpose of the creator might have been? Now read the bibliographic record for this political cartoon as well as the source record for the comparison print. Do you think this source is a good argument for or against supporting woman suffrage, or the right of women to vote? Why or why … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Woman Suffrage

PSN curated primary source collections Featured Sources The Awakening Official Program Woman Suffrage Procession Today in History Seneca Falls Convention Jane Addams Susan B. Anthony Carrie S. Burnham Lucretia Mott Alice Paul Elizabeth Cady Stanton Mary Church Terrell Picketing for Suffrage Congress Approves 19th Amendment Primary source collections Miller NAWSA Suffrage Scrapbooks, 1897-1911 By Popular Demand: “Votes for Women” Suffrage … [Read more...]

Primary Source Learning: Women’s Road to the Vote

Don't miss these great woman suffrage teaching resources using Library of Congress primary sources! Woman suffrage source set & teaching guide Lesson plans Learning from the Source: Tactics in the March to Suffrage Literature Links: Predicting & Inferring about Woman Suffrage Primary Source Investigation: Hazel Hunkins, Billings Suffragist Primary Source Investigation: Suffrage Suffragists and Their Tactics Teaching Now: Going Gaga Over Suffrage Teaching Now: … [Read more...]

Featured Source: National Anti-Suffrage Association

Look carefully at all the elements included in this scene. What do you think the photographer wanted the audience to think and feel? Be sure to back up your conclusion with evidence from the image. Compare and contrast the photo above with the top photo from the Learning from the Source: Tactics in the March to Suffrage post. What differences and similarities do you notice? Add thought bubbles to a few of the people in this image. What other observations, reflections or questions does … [Read more...]