Use resources from the Rosa Parks papers to gain personal insights into the lives of this ordinary individual who took extraordinary action and find connections between students’ contemporary experiences and this historic individual.
With spring just around the corner, we thought it might be time to provide another round-up of new collections and other resources that are now available online.
Learn how a Spanish teacher incorporated the Archive of Hispanic Literature on Tape (AHLOT) into her class curriculum after realizing that this collection of audio recordings of literary figures from the Hispanic world would be a useful tool for enhancing her students’ language skills and their knowledge about Hispanic literature and culture.
How do we explore the experiences of women in STEM fields? One way is through the use of primary sources.
March 14 is Pi Day! If you are looking for an interesting piece of history to give your students both some practice with mathematical reasoning and the opportunity to reflect on a unique intersection of mathematical truth and legislative action, introduce them to the Indiana Pi Bill of 1897.
What can your students discover about W.E.B. DuBois and the Paris exposition
The February 2020 Sources and Strategies article from Social Education suggests that studying a photograph may serve as an entry point to further exploration of a city, including its history, geography, economics, and the role of civics in shaping the community.
Now in 2020, over 100 years after this photograph was taken, the United States is once again preparing to undertake its decennial census, mandated by the U.S. Constitution for the purpose of determining how many seats in Congress go to each state.
The heroic actions of the Tuskegee Airmen left a legacy for all to remember. The airmen broke barriers by becoming the first African American military fighter and bomber pilots in the U.S. Armed Forces during World War II.
The Rosa Parks Papers at the Library of Congress testify to her courage, humility, and depth. They also reflect how she inspired others. Evaluating those documents based on their historical context, word choice, and revisions can deepen students’ understanding of her life and impact on the civil rights movement.