October 16, 2018

Primary Source Spotlight: Harlem Renaissance

Harlem Renaissance primary source set, includes teacher's guideHarlem Renaissance primary source iBookHarlem Renaissance recollections: oral historyHarlem Renaissance online exhibitionHarlem Renaissance artistsThe Harlem Community Art Center and the WPAThe Whites Invade Harlem WPA life history captured 1938Harlem rent parties WPA life history captured 1939Related resourcesLearning from the Source: The Negro Speaks of Rivers Learning from the Source: … [Read more...]

NHD 2016: CMHEC Topic Ideas – Arts & Culture

Below you will find Library of Congress resources curated by TPS-Barat that relate to National History Day 2016 topic ideas from the Chicago Metro History Education Center. This set specifically focuses on the arts and culture but all topic ideas are related to the 2016 NHD theme: Exploration, Encounter, Exchange in History. NOTE: historic newspaper coverage is from 1836-1922.Exchanging Worlds, Exploring and Encountering Empire: World’s Fair Columbian ExpositionThe 1893 World Columbian … [Read more...]

Primary Source Learning: Great Depression

Primary source sets & activitiesTeaching Now: Determining the Main Idea of a Text Primary Source Learning: Great Depression & World War II Primary Source Set Dust Bowl Migration includes teacher's guide American Memory Timeline: Great Depression and World War II 1929-1945, background information with select primary sources & teaching activities American Memory Timeline: Photographing People of the Great DepressionLesson plansLearning from the Source: Dust … [Read more...]

State Spotlight: Georgia, USA

Georgia stories from America’s LibraryGeorgia primary source setGeorgia mapsGeorgia: select imagesMore Georgia imagesGeorgia sheet musicGeorgia songs & oral historiesGeorgia WPA life historiesGeorgia books & other textsGeorgia historical newspapersGeorgia legislationGeorgia Guide to Law OnlineCity Spotlight: Columbus, GeorgiaMore U.S. state primary source collections … [Read more...]

Today in History: Works Progress Administration

Today in History–April 8–the Library of Congress features the Works Progress Administration (WPA), which was funded by the the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1935, approved on this day in 1935. This national works program, created by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, employed more than 8.5 million people on 1.4 million public projects before it was disbanded in 1943. Learn more about the Library's treasure trove of WPA materials by visiting the Today in History section and clicking the … [Read more...]

City Spotlight: Chicago, Illinois

PSN primary source collectionsGreat Chicago Fire Jane Addams & Hull House John Peter Altgeld Daniel Burnham Frank Lloyd Wright Anarchist Emma Goldman Dizzy Gillespie Louis H. Sullivan Chicago Cubs First American Automobile Race Nuclear FissionPSN featured sourcesThe Red Flag or the Anarchists of Chicago 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition School StrikeChicago collections & teaching resourcesChicago: Destination for the Great … [Read more...]

Today in History: Idaho

Today in History–March 4–the Library of Congress features Idaho. On this date in 1863 President Lincoln signed an act creating Idaho Territory. The area burgeoned and was admitted to the Union as a state in 1890. Learn more about this gem of a state by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below to thousands of primary sources related to Idaho.Idaho stories from America’s LibraryIdaho primary source setIdaho mapsIdaho books & other textsIdaho … [Read more...]

Today in History: Indiana

Today in History–February 25–the Library of Congress features the British surrender of Fort Sackville at Vincennes, Indiana on this date in 1779. Despite a 1763 prohibition against western settlement, colonists continued to travel to Indiana and other areas west of the Appalachians. Learn more about the defense of Fort Sackville by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below to thousands of primary sources related to the state of Indiana.Indiana stories from America’s … [Read more...]

Today in History: Columbus, Georgia

Today in History–February 19–the Library of Congress features Columbus, Georgia. On this date in 1917, future literary star Carson McCullers was born. Learn more about the city that influenced author Carson McCullers writing by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below to thousands of primary sources related to the city of Columbus and the state of Georgia.Columbus mapsColumbus books & articlesColumbus imagesColumbus legislationGeorgia primary … [Read more...]

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