Here is a political cartoon from Puck Magazine celebrating the arrival of the New Year.
Puck’s greeting to the new year
Look at the post, “A Clean Sweep for the New Year” to explore ways to use political cartoons in your classroom.
May your 2014 be full of opportunities to incorporate primary sources into classroom activities.
The Snow Queen is here to remind you how the winter holidays were celebrated in the past.
January highlights include the first of over twelve million immigrants entering the United States through Ellis Island and the ratification of the Treaty of Paris…
The @TeachingLC Twitter feed for K-12 educators shares rich primary sources and teaching materials every school day. Learn about the #LCReveal, where a primary source is deconstructed and tweeted one section a day for a weeklong, classroom-ready activity.
For the Library’s education staff, one of the most rewarding experiences of November’s National Council for the Social Studies conference was our presentation on Congress.gov. This new and growing Web site from the Library of Congress is the authoritative source of current U.S. legislative information. In the November 2013 issue of Social Education, the journal […]
The first printing press in the New World…The only existing copy of a documentary on the Mexican Revolution…A legal argument that used drawings of turkeys–and that won its case. These are just a few of the rich cultural artifacts featured in “A Celebration of Mexico,” a conference and display December 12-13 at the Library of […]
Many teachers use the Spanish-American War as an entry point to discuss the changing role of the United States in world affairs. Like the U.S., in 1898 the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico also experienced large and rapid transformations in its political and economic landscape.
The first post of this two-part series offered ten tips for filling classroom spaces with engaging primary source displays to promote systematic critical thinking. This second post lists ten ways to introduce primary sources into pedagogy. No matter your grade level or subject, the ten ideas start from this basic premise: For every lesson a primary source!
As your students look around their classroom environment, does a visually stimulating array of primary sources surround them? As a teacher, you can saturate your classroom with primary sources to promote critical thinking and inquiry.
This post was written by Uhuru Flemming of the Library of Congress. Many teachers like to include mini-lessons or bell-ringers about “this day in history.” The Library of Congress offers two resources that recount what happened on a particular day using the Library’s collections of digitized primary sources: Jump Back in Time (introductory) and Today […]