February 28, 2021

Primary Source Learning: U.S. Electoral College

Background & context The Electoral College – What Is It and How Does It Function? In Custodia Legis November 6, 2012 Electoral College Fast Facts US House of Representatives History, Art & Archives The Electoral College National Archives The Electoral College National Conference of State Legislators Research Guide: The Law of the Electoral College Contemporary articles Congress and the Case of the Faithless Elector History November 17, 2020, US House of … [Read more...]

Citizen U Bulletin: Volume 1, Issue 20

  Bulletin   Volume 1, Issue 20 CIVICS IN ACTION Citizen U Weaving civics across grades and disciplines Click the links to access, use and rate Newest Lessons Added from Teaching with the Library of Congress   Elementary Middle School High … [Read more...]

Citizen U Bulletin: Volume 1, Issue 19

Bulletin   Volume 1, Issue 19 SUBSCRIBE CIVICS IN ACTION Citizen U Weaving civics across grades and disciplines Click the links to access, use and rate Newest Lessons: Guided Primary Source Analyses   Elementary At School Lessons for My Community Shaping the Future by Preserving Our … [Read more...]

Citizen U Bulletin: Volume 1, Issue 18

Bulletin   Volume 1, Issue 18 SUBSCRIBE CIVICS IN ACTION Citizen U Weaving civics across grades and disciplines Click the links to access, use and rate Latest Additions to the Lesson Library   Covering Mental Health Students explore how the press brings awareness to problems and helps support reform … [Read more...]

Citizen U Bulletin: Volume 1, Issue 17

Bulletin   Volume 1, Issue 17 SUBSCRIBE CIVICS IN ACTION Citizen U Weaving civics across grades and disciplines Click the links to access, use and rate Most Recent Additions to the Lesson Library Absentee Voting & Voting by Mail Electoral College: Does Your Vote for President Count? I Am an American … [Read more...]

Guided Primary Source Analysis: Does Your Vote for President Count?

Work in a group to discuss what you can learn from this historical newspaper article (download .pdf) just by examining the headline, illustrations, the introduction (the first three paragraphs), and the section headers. What questions do you still have? Divide the reading of the article among your group members so that each reads 2 or 3 of the 9 sections, then discuss what you've read to answer the questions below. What was the main point of each section? How does each section relate … [Read more...]

Citizen U Bulletin: Volume 1, Issue 6

Bulletin   Volume 1, Issue 6 SUBSCRIBE CIVICS IN ACTION Citizen U Weaving civics across grades and disciplines Click the blocks to access, use and rate CARE Teaching & Learning FREE Webinars Get help navigating stress and creating authentic, responsive and engaged learning during remote … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Emmeline Pankhurst

From the Library of Congress: Emmeline Pankhurst (1858-1928) was the unchallenged leader of the direct action wing of the British suffrage movement. She had, followers claimed, "invented most of the ingenious and daring devices of the "Militant Suffragette' which have stirred up so much discussion throughout the civilized world." Primary sources Emmeline Pankhurst image set Emmeline Pankhurst news clippings and other texts More Emmeline Pankhurst texts Emmeline Pankhurst U.S. … [Read more...]

Collection Spotlight: Women’s Suffrage in Sheet Music 

Music has long had a powerful connection to social and political movements. The Women's Suffrage in Sheet Music collection spans the years 1838-1923 and includes over 200 pieces of sheet music written by notable composers and everyday citizens and representing the views of both suffragists and anti-suffragists. Collection items Essays Music in the Women's Suffrage Movement Highlighted Sheet Music Selections Learning integration resources Singing for Women's … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Voting Rights Act of 1965

Online exhibition items & curator notes Voting Rights Act of 1965 African American Odyssey Voting Rights Act of 1965 Civil Rights Act of 1964 Voting Rights Act of 1965 NAACP: A Century in the Fight for Freedom Voting rights political cartoons by Herb Block Don’t Be Getting Any Ideas That You Have a Right to Vote March 11,1965 Commemorating the Action at Montgomery, Alabama March 18, 1965 Literacy Test March 17, 1965 Say, This Is Okay—A Majority of Us That Can … [Read more...]