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10 Ways to Enrich Your Classroom with Primary Sources (Part 1)

10 Ways to Enrich Your Classroom with Primary Sources (Part 2)

Primary Sources and the Common Core State Standards

Assessing Historical Thinking Skills Using Primary Sources

 


Student Discovery Sets bring together historical artifacts and one-of-a-kind documents on a wide range of topics, from history to science to literature. Interactive tools let students zoom in, draw to highlight details, and conduct open-ended primary source analysis. Full teaching resources are available for each set.

 

   

      

   

Digital Public Library of America

Exploration of the Americas   The New Woman
Exploration of the Americas                              The New Woman
The Populist Movement   Attacks on American Soil: Pearl Harbor and September 11
The Populist Movement                                    Attacks on American Soil 

Colonial Religion   The Wounded Knee Massacre
Colonial Religion                                               The Wounded Knee Massacre

*The Crucible* by Arthur Miller   Rise of Conservatism in the 1980s
The Crucible by Arthur Miller                            Rise of Conservatism in the 1980s

Women and the Blues   *Beloved* by Toni Morrison
Women and the Blues                                       Beloved by Toni Morrison

Electrifying America    The Great Migration
Electrifying America                                            The Great Migration
The War of 1812   Northern Draft Riots During the Civil War
The War of 1812                                                 Northern Draft Riots During the Civil War

Rock 'n' Roll: Beginnings to Woodstock   Social Realism

*To Kill a Mockingbird* by Harper Lee   Creating the US Constitution
Secession of the Southern States   The New Deal
Secession of the Southern States                     The New Deal

Manifest Destiny   Henry Clay: The Great Compromiser
Manifest Destiny                                                 Henry Clay: The Great Compromiser

Cross-Cultural Colonial Conflicts   Shays' Rebellion
Cross-Cultural Colonial Conflicts                        Shays' Rebellion

The Hudson River School   *The Woman Warrior* by Maxine Hong Kingston
The Hudson River School                                  The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston

Visual Art During the Harlem Renaissance   Women’s Suffrage: Campaign for the Nineteenth Amendment
The Homestead Acts   The Scopes Trial
The Homestead Acts                                           The Scopes Trial

Postwar Rise of the Suburbs   The Freedmen's Bureau
Postwar Rise of the Suburbs                             The Freedmen's Bureau

The Panama Canal   The American Abolitionist Movement
The Panama Canal                                              The American Abolitionist Movement

American Imperialism: The Spanish-American War   *The Grapes of Wrath* by John Steinbeck
The Spanish-American War                                 The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

Negro League Baseball   Jacksonian Democracy?
Negro League Baseball                                      Jacksonian Democracy?

The Black Power Movement   American Indian Boarding Schools
The Black Power Movement                             American Indian Boarding Schools

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Every Photo Tells a Story

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"Every Photo is a Story" is a five part video series in which reference librarian Kristi Finefield and architecture and landscape historian Sam Watters discuss the ways to uncover the story in a photograph. Viewers will learn the many ways to research and understand photographs. "Try It Yourself" exercises accompany each part, giving viewers a chance to apply skills learned during the video.

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