Learn about how balloons were used during the U.S. Civil War.
Use Chronicling America to explore how people covered the arrival of cicadas in the past.
Help students explore the role of gardens and gardening in history.
Explore the Early Copyright collection and gain a perspective of diversity of American thought between 1790-1870.
Use articles on measles epidemics to support teaching strategies, such as close textual analysis and comparing and contrasting, to help students gain insights into the historical connections between science literacy and citizen behavior.
Learn about noted scientist Maria Sibylla Merian and explore the connections between her work and several books discussed at this year’s National Book Festival.
Learn about the history of absentee voting and voting by mail.
Explore what portraits can say about a person using portraits of Presidents of the United States.
See how primary sources can help students learn about public health challenges throughout history and provide insights into how such challenges are identified and addressed.
Historical primary sources provide examples of civic virtue–that is, of citizens dedicating themselves to the common welfare, even at the cost of their own interests. By examining such sources, students can reflect on how civic virtue was practiced in the past, and how the concept might apply today.