Historical context and ideas for integrating individual digital collections of primary sources into instruction.
Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress (Summary and Teaching Resources) President Lincoln's papers would be great to review on President's Day!
America Singing: Nineteenth-Century Song Sheets (Summary and Teaching Resources) This connection includes songs about and for soldiers of the Civil War.
I Do Solemnly Swear...: Presidential Inaugurations (Summary and Teaching Resources) Read through inaugural information available for President's Day.
Music for the Nation: American Sheet Music, 1870-1885 (Summary and Teaching Resources) In the History section of this connection, War Stories: Memories of the Civil War in Song lists songs commemorating civil war soldiers.
Quilts and Quiltmaking in America, 1978-1996 (Summary and Teaching Resources) The History section provides an example of searching on the word Christmas.
Washington as It Was: Photographs by Theodor Horydczak, 1923-1959 (Summary and Teaching Resources) Search this collection using the term "holidays."
http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/connections/lincolniana/ (Summary and Teaching Resources) A wealth of sheet music about our 16th President.
Words and Deeds in American History: Selected Documents Celebrating the Manuscript Division (Summary and Teaching Resources) Find letters from our Presidents and information about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous I have a dream speech.