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State: CCK12, Grade: 9, Subject: Language Arts

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.9-10 Reading Standards for Informational Text
  • Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.9-10 Analyze seminal U.S. documents of historical and literary significance (e.g., Washington's Farewell Address, the Gettysburg Address, Roosevelt's Four Freedoms speech, King's ''Letter from Birmingham Jail''), including how they address related themes and concepts

Common Core State Standards, Grade 9

275 Classroom Materials:
34 Primary Source Sets

55 Lesson Plans

39 Presentations

20 Activities

127 Collection Connections

Primary Source Sets

Abraham Lincoln
A selection of Library of Congress primary sources exploring Abraham Lincoln and his national role. This set also includes a Teacher'sGuide with historical context and teaching suggestions.
American Authors in the Nineteenth Century: Whitman, Dickinson, Longfellow, Stowe, and Poe
A selection of Library of Congress primary sources exploring the topic of American authors in the nineteenth century, including Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Edgar Allan Poe. This set also includes a Teacher's Guide with historical context and teaching suggestions.
Assimilation through Education
A selection of Library of Congress primary sources exploring education and assimilation of Indian peoples from the 1880-1920s. This set also includes a Teacher'sGuide with historical context and teaching suggestions.
Baseball Across a Divided Society
A selection of Library of Congress primary sources exploring baseball and the various ways it was experienced by Americans between the close of the Civil War and the beginning of WWII. This set also includes a Teacher'sGuide with historical context and teaching suggestions.
Children's Lives at the Turn of the Twentieth Century
A selection of Library of Congress primary sources exploring Children's Lives at the Turn of the Twentieth Century. This set also includes a Teacher s Guide with historical context and teaching suggestions.
Civil War Music
A selection of Library of Congress primary sources exploring historical perspectives about the American Civil War. This set also includes a Teacher'sGuide with historical context and teaching suggestions.
Civil War Photographs: New Technologies and New Uses
Photographs that help to document the photographic technologies used during the Civil War. This set also includes a Teacher's Guide with historical context and teaching suggestions.
Civil War Soldiers' Portraits: The Liljenquist Family Collection
A selection of Library of Congress primary sources exploring the Civil War portraits in the Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs from the Library of Congress. This set also includes a Teacher s Guide with historical context and teaching suggestions.
The Civil War: The Nation Moves Towards War, 1850-
Conflict between abolition and slavery marked the 1850s, preceding the election of 1860 and the attack on Fort Sumter that started the Civil War. The Kansas-Nebraska Act, Dred Scott, Harriet Beecher Stowe, John Brown, and secession in maps, newspapers, political cartoons and song sheets.
The Constitution
A selection of Library of Congress primary sources exploring the United States Constitution. This set also includes a Teacher's Guide with historical context and teaching suggestions.
Dust Bowl Migration
A selection of Library of Congress primary sources exploring the The Great Depression and World War II (1929-1945). This set also includes a Teacher'sGuide with historical context and teaching suggestions.
Found Poetry
A selection of Library of Congress primary sources exploring found poetry and the ability to retell history from one's own perspective. This set also includes a Teacher'sGuide with historical context and teaching suggestions.
The Harlem Renaissance
A selection of Library of Congress primary sources exploring the Harlem Renaissance. This set also includes a Teacher's Guide with historical context and teaching suggestions.
Hispanic Exploration
A selection of Library of Congress primary sources exploring the contributions and interactions of Hispanic peoples in North America during the age of exploration. This set also includes a Teacher'sGuide with historical context and teaching suggestions.
Immigration Challenges for New Americans
A selection of Library of Congress primary sources exploring the topic of immigration from the early nineteenth century to the middle of the twentieth century. This set also includes a Teacher'sGuide with historical context and teaching suggestions.
The Industrial Revolution in the United States
A selection of Library of Congress primary sources exploring the Industrial Revolution and its effects in the United States. This set also includes a Teacher s Guide with historical context and teaching suggestions.
The Inventive Wright Brothers
A selection of Library of Congress primary sources exploring the contributions of the Wright brothers to flight. This set also includes a Teacher'sGuide with historical context and teaching suggestions.
Jamestown
A selection of Library of Congress primary sources exploring Jamestown as the first permanent British settlement in North America. This set also includes a Teacher'sGuide with historical context and teaching suggestions.
Japanese American Internment
A selection of Library of Congress primary sources exploring Japanese Internment during World War II. This set also includes a Teacher'sGuide with historical context and teaching suggestions.
Jim Crow and Segregation
A selection of Library of Congress primary sources exploring Jim Crow in the US. This set also includes a Teacher'sGuide with historical context and teaching suggestions.
Library of Congress Primary Sources by State
This presentation uses Library of Congress primary sources to categorize collection items by state.
Maps From The World Digital Library
A selection of primary sources exploring historic maps presented by the World Digital Library. This set also includes a Teacher's Guide with historical context and teaching suggestions.
Mexican American Migrations and Communities
A selection of Library of Congress primary sources exploring the topic of Mexican American migrations and communities, including photos, newspapers, and oral history interviews. This set also includes a Teacher's Guide with historical context and teaching suggestions.
The New Deal
A selection of Library of Congress primary sources exploring the New Deal and its impact during the Great Depression. This set also includes a Teacher s Guide with historical context and teaching suggestions.
Political Cartoons and Public Debates
A selection of Library of Congress primary sources exploring political cartoons in U.S. history. This set also includes a Teacher's Guide with historical context and teaching suggestions
Scientific Data: Observing, Recording, and Communicating Information
A selection of Library of Congress primary sources exploring the topic of scientific communication, including maps, notes, and letters. This set also includes a Teacher's Guide with historical context and teaching suggestions.
The Spanish-American War: The United States Becomes a World Power
A selection of Library of Congress primary sources exploring the topic of the Spanish-American War, including yellow journalism, the USS Maine and Theodore Roosevelt's Rough Riders. This set also includes a Teacher's Guide with historical context and teaching suggestions.
Thanksgiving
A selection of Library of Congress primary sources exploring historical perspectives on the American Thanksigiving tradition. This set also includes a Teacher'sGuide with historical context and teaching suggestions.
Understanding the Cosmos: Changing Models of the Solar System and the Universe
A selection of Library of Congress primary sources exploring the topic of models of the solar system and universe, including models by Ptolemy, Copernicus, Descartes, and Galileo. This set also includes a Teacher's Guide with historical context and teaching suggestions.
Veterans' Stories: Struggles for Participation
A selection of Library of Congress primary sources exploring the struggles individual veterans had as they worked to serve their country in uniform. This set also includes a Teacher'sGuide with historical context and teaching suggestions.
Veterans' Stories: The Veterans History Project
A selection of Library of Congress primary sources exploring the personal stories of American war veterans and civilian workers who supported them. This set also includes a Teacher'sGuide with historical context and teaching suggestions.
Washington, Jefferson, and Lincoln: Three Great Presidents
A selection of Library of Congress primary sources exploring the lives and legacy of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Thomas Jefferson. This set also includes a Teacher's Guide with historical context and teaching suggestions.
Weather Forecasting
A selection of Library of Congress primary sources exploring the history and science of weather forecasting. This set also includes a Teacher's Guide with historical context and teaching suggestions.
Women's Suffrage
A selection of Library of Congress primary sources exploring women's suffrage in the United States. This set also includes a Teacher'sGuide with historical context and teaching suggestions.

Lesson Plans

A Russian Settlement in Alaska: A Community at the Meeting of Frontiers
Students use primary sources from Russia and the United States to explore the 1867 Treaty of Cession, in which the U.S. purchased Alaska from the Russian empire, and examine the respective Russian and American rationales for agreeing to the sale.
African American Identity in the Gilded Age: Two Unreconciled Strivings
Students use Library of Congress primary sources to examine how African-Americans in the Gilded Age were able to form a meaningful identity for themselves and reject the inferior images fastened upon them.
After Reconstruction
Students use Library of Congress primary sources to identify problems and issues facing African Americans immediately after Reconstruction.
The Alaska Purchase: Debating the Sale from Russian and U.S. Perspectives
Students use 19th-century illustrations of Sitka, Alaska to explore what the town might have been like during its time as an administrative center of the Russian empire, as well as asking how the town might have been represented by individuals with different points of view.
America at the Centennial
Students use Library of Congress primary sources to examine items and images of the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition of 1876.
The American Dream
Students use Library of Congress primary sources to examine 19th and 20th century social life in the United States in order to formulate ideas about the American Dream.
American Indian Reservation Controversies
Students use Library of Congress primary sources to examine entertainment and recreation in the early 20th century.
American Lives in Two Centuries: What is an American?
Students use Library of Congress primary sources to examine 19th and 20th century social life in the United States in order to formulate ideas about the American Dream.
The American West: Images of Its People
Students use Library of Congress primary sources to examine the western United State's cultures and identify the contributions each make to the whole.
Around the World in 1896
Students use Library of Congress primary sources to plan, take, and document a trip around the world in 1896.
Baseball, Race Relations and Jackie Robinson
Students use Library of Congress primary sources to examine race relations in the mid-20th century United States through a close reading of two documents relating to Jackie Robinson's breaking of the racial barrier in professional baseball.
Baseball, Race and Ethnicity: Rounding the Bases
Students use Library of Congress primary sources focused on baseball to explore the American experience regarding race and ethnicity.
The Bill of Rights: Debating the Amendments
Students use Library of Congress primary sources to examine a copy of twelve possible amendments to the United States Constitution from 1789.
Billy the Kid: Perspectives on an Outlaw
Students use Library of Congress primary sources to examine the role that gunfighters played in the settlement of the West and distinguish between their factual and fictional accounts.
Change in Early 20th Century America: Doing the Decades
Students use Library of Congress primary sources to examine various social and economic themes between 1890-1940.
Child Labor and the Building of America
Students use Library of Congress primary sources to examine child labor in American from 1880 to 1920.
Child Labor in America
Students use Library of Congress primary sources to examine reformer/photographer Lewis Hine's photographs of child labor.
Civil War Photographs: What Do You See?
Students use Library of Congress primary sources to examine the Civil War and American industrialization.
Civil War Photographs: The Mathew Brady Bunch
Students use Library of Congress primary sources to examine Civil War photographs as primary sources.
The Constitution: Drafting a More Perfect Union
Students use Library of Congress primary sources to examine Thomas Jefferson's original Rough draught of the Declaration of Independence, compare its text to that of the final document adopted by Congress.
The Declaration of Independence: Created Equal?
Students use Library of Congress primary sources to examine Thomas Jefferson's intentions in stating "All men are created equal" in the Declaration of Independence.
The Declaration of Independence: From Rough Draft to Proclamation
Students use Library of Congress primary sources to examine how Mexican immigration has shaped America.
Drake'sWest Indian Voyage 1588-1589
Students use Library of Congress primary sources to examine a series of maps depicting a voyage by Sir Francis Drake involving attacks on Spanish settlements around the Atlantic.
The Evolution of the Book: Introducing Students to Visual Analysis
Students use Library of Congress primary sources to examine the images from John White Alexander's mural in the Thomas Jefferson building.
Explorations in American Environmental History
Students use Library of Congress primary sources to examine historical perspectives of nature and the environment.
Exploring Community Through Local History: Oral Stories, Landmarks and Traditions
Students use Library of Congress primary sources to examine the local history of their own community to learn the value of local culture and traditions as primary sources.
Family Customs Past and Present: Exploring Cultural Rituals
Students use Library of Congress primary sources to examine rituals and customs of various cultures.
Found Poetry with Primary Sources: The Great Depression
Students use Library of Congress primary sources to create poetry based on the language found in Depression Era oral histories.
French Canadian Immigrants in New England
Students use Library of Congress primary sources to learn about French Canadian immigrants and their contributions in New England.
George Washington: First in War, First in Peace, and First in the Hearts of His Countrymen
Students use Library of Congress primary sources to examine George Washington's leadership in the French and Indian War, at the Federal Convention, and as chief executive.
German Immigrants: Their Contributions to the Upper Midwest
Students use Library of Congress primary sources to explore German immigration to the Upper Midwest in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century.
The Great Depression and the 1990's
Students use Library of Congress primary sources to gain a better understanding of why the government takes care of its people and how this type of welfare state started.
The Huexotzinco Codex
Students use Library of Congress primary sources to examine a set of pictograph documents created by native peoples of Puebla, Mexico in 1531.
Immigration and Migration: Our Changing Voices
Students use Library of Congress primary sources to identify the issues involved with the migration of a community or family.
Indian Boarding Schools
Students use Library of Congress primary sources to examine the forced acculturation of American Indians through government-run boarding schools.
Labor Unions and Working Conditions: United We Stand
Students use Library of Congress primary sources to study the working conditions of American laborers at the turn of the century.
Mark Twain's Hannibal
Students use Library of Congress primary sources to examine the influences that growing up around Hannibal had on Mark Twain's work.
The Minerva Mosaic of the Library of Congress: Taking a Closer Look
Students use Library of Congress primary sources to examine the historic Minerva mosaic from the Great Hall of the Library of Congress and discover what it can tell them about the Library'smission.
Music and U.S. Reform History: Stand Up and Sing
Students use Library of Congress primary sources to issues related to industrialization and reform by exploring sheet music..
The New England Fishing Industry: Sea Changes in a Community
Students use Library of Congress primary sources to examine the link between New England's economic and cultural past and the issues it faces for its future.
Nineteenth Century Women: Struggle and Triumph
Students use Library of Congress primary sources to examine powerful stories of brave women who helped shape the history of the United States during the 19th century.
Oral History and Social History
Students use Library of Congress primary sources to understand the genuine experience of oral history in order to appreciate the process of historiography using the topic of immigration.
Personal Stories and Primary Sources: Conversations with Elders
Students use Library of Congress primary sources to interview a grandparent or significant elder in order to provide a human face for life in the twentieth century.
Political Cartoons: Finding Point of View
Students use Library of Congress primary sources to examine political cartoons about the Stamp Act.
Reservation Controversies
Students use Library of Congress primary sources to examine the history of government relations, policies, and experiences with American Indian peoples.
Segregation: From Jim Crow to Linda Brown
Students use Library of Congress primary sources to explore the era of legalized segregation.
Slavery in the United States: Primary Sources and the Historical Record
Students learn about primary sources and analyze Library of Congress primary sources about slavery in the United States.
Thomas Edison, Electricity, and America
Students use Library of Congress primary sources to examine electrification as both a technological and social process.
Thomas Jefferson'sLibrary: Making the Case for a National Library
Students use Library of Congress primary sources to examine a letter written by Thomas Jefferson and identify techniques he used to persuade Congress to purchase his personal library in 1815.
The Titanic: Shifting Responses to Its Sinking
Students use Library of Congress primary sources to examine responses to the sinking of the Titanic and evaluate the different ways in which the disaster was represented in the public sphere
To Kill a Mockingbird: A Historical Perspective
Students use Library of Congress primary sources to examine the history of African Americans in the 1930s South and study the novel To Kill a Mockingbird.
The U.S. Constitution: Continuity and Change in the Governing of the United States
Students use Library of Congress primary sources to examine continuity and change in the governing of the United States by looking at the Constitution and linking early legislative debates to issues of today.
Waldseemuller'sMap: World 1507
Students use Library of Congress primary sources to examine the 1507 World Map by Martin Waldseemuller.
Westward Expansion: Links to the Past
Students use Library of Congress primary sources to depict the motivations, expectations, fears, and realizations of immigrants who settled California between 1849 and 1900.
Women's Suffrage: Their Rights and Nothing Less
Students use Library of Congress primary sources to examine the modern woman's suffrage movement and its beginnings in the 1840s with the Seneca Falls Convention.

Activities

The Big Picture
This set of puzzles prompts students to take a look at some of the items in the American Memory collection in order to discover the the big picture.
Creating the United States: Word Search
This word search prompts students to learn about some of the founding documents of the United States using Library of Congress primary sources.
The Declaration of Independence: Rewriting the Rough Draft
This interactive activity prompts students to learn about The Declaration of Independence as a rough draft using Library of Congress primary sources.
Historical Detective
This activity prompts students to become historical detectives by searching the American Memory collections.
Immigration: Vocabulary Activity - Can You Speak Irish?
This interactive activity prompts students to distinguish between "English" as the Irish national languange and the English that is spoken in the United States.
Immigration: Vocabulary Activity - Can you find the locations described by these Native American place names?
This interactive activity prompts students to learn about how Native American's named places in order to be recognized rather than making maps.
Immigration: Vocabulary Activity - Can you find the words that come from Spanish?
This interactive activity prompts students to learn about the Spanish origins of American English words using Library of Congress primary sources.
Immigration: Vocabulary Activity - Can you name these instruments?
This interactive activity prompts students to learn about Caribbean creative new music and percussion instruments brought to the United States using Library of Congress primary sources.
Immigration: Vocabulary Activity - Do you know who uttered these famous words?
This interactive activity prompts students to match each famous quote to one of the six African Americans known for their great accomplishments .
Inaugurations: I Spy: Gray's Ferry
This interactive activity prompts students to learn about George Washington's first inauguration.
Inaugurations: I Spy: Lincoln's Inauguration
This interactive activity prompts students to learn about Abraham Lincoln's second inauguration.
It's No Laughing Matter: Analyzing Political Cartoons
This interactive activity prompts students to learn about cartoonists persuasive techniques
Making Connections Through Poetry
This activity prompts students to learn about the meaning and emotional dimension poetry can lend to the telling of history using Library of Congress primary sources.
Maps and Mapmakers: Seeing What's on the Map
This interactive activity prompts students to learn about how mapmakers expressed what was important to them through their maps using Library of Congress primary sources.
Port of Entry
This interactive activity prompts students to learn about immigrant life in America at the turn of the century.
Songs For Our Times
This interactive activity prompts students to learn about the past through songs of the time.
The Thomas Jefferson Building: Secret Messages
This interactive activity prompts students to learn about the messages being delivered by symbolic objects in and around the Thomas Jefferson building using Library of Congress primary sources.
Thomas Jefferson's Library: Word Search
This word search prompts students to learn about some of the books in Thomas Jefferson's library and how they relate to the different roles he played using Library of Congress primary sources.
What In The World Is That?
This interactive activity prompts students to learn about amazing innovations and inventions from the past.
Who's That Lady?
This activity prompts students to learn about some of our nation's First Ladies.

Presentations

American Memory Timeline: The American Revolution, 1763 - 1772
This presentation uses Library of Congress primary sources to provide a comprehensive look at the British Reforms, Colonial Resistance, and the Revolutionary War.
American Memory Timeline: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861 - 1877
This presentation uses Library of Congress primary sources to provide a comprehensive look at the Civil War and Reconstruction.
American Memory Timeline: Colonial Settlement, 1600s-1763
This presentation uses Library of Congress primary sources to provide a comprehensive look at Colonial Settlement, 1600s-1763.
American Memory Timeline: Great Depression/ World War II, 1929 - 1945
This presentation uses Library of Congress primary sources to provide a comprehensive look at America's history in the 1930s and 1940s.
American Memory Timeline: National Expansion and Reform, 1815 - 1869
This presentation uses Library of Congress primary sources to provide a comprehensive look at National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1880.
American Memory Timeline: The New Nation, 1773 - 1815
This presentation uses Library of Congress primary sources to provide a comprehensive look at the creation of a new nation after the Revolutionary War.
American Memory Timeline: Postwar United States, 1946- 1968
This presentation uses Library of Congress primary sources to provide a comprehensive look at post-WWII United States.
American Memory Timeline: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900 - 1929
This presentation uses Library of Congress primary sources to provide a comprehensive look at the Progressive Era.
American Memory Timeline: Rise of Industrial America, 1876 - 1900
This presentation uses Library of Congress primary sources to provide a comprehensive look at American industrial growth in the late 19th century.
American Memory Timeline: Settlement, Beginnings to 1763: 1606-1610 Evolution of the Virginia Colony
This presentation uses Library of Congress primary sources to provide a comprehensive look at the evolution of the Virginia colony.
The Branding of America
This presentation uses Library of Congress primary sources to discover some favorite brand name products from across the USA.
Elections
This presentation uses Library of Congress primary sources to provide a comprehensive look at the presidential election process in the United States.
Fill Up The Canvas
This presentation uses Library of Congress primary sources to provide a comprehensive look at the historical significance of the Lewis and Clark expedition.
From Fantasy To Flight
This presentation uses Library of Congress primary sources to provide a comprehensive look at the experimentation and inventions that came before and after the historic achievement of the Wright brothers.
From Slavery to Civil Rights
This presentation uses Library of Congress primary sources to introduce African-American history through primary sources.
The Great American Potluck
This presentation uses Library of Congress primary sources to explore the diversity of this nation through its recipes and the stories behind them.
Immigration: Africa
Students use Library of Congress primary sources to examine how African immigration has shaped America.
Immigration: The Changing Face of America
This presentation uses Library of Congress primary sources to introduce teachers and students to the topic of Immigration.
Immigration: Chinese
Students use Library of Congress primary sources to examine how Chinese immigration has shaped America.
Immigration: German
Students use Library of Congress primary sources to examine how German immigration has shaped America.
Immigration: Irish
Students use Library of Congress primary sources to examine how Irish immigration has shaped America.
Immigration: Italian
Students use Library of Congress primary sources to examine how Italian immigration has shaped America.
Immigration: Japanese
Students use Library of Congress primary sources to examine how Japanese immigration has shaped America.
Immigration: Mexican
Students use Library of Congress primary sources to examine how Mexican immigration has shaped America.
Immigration: Native American - Destroying the Native American Cultures
Students use Library of Congress primary sources to examine how Native America immigration has shaped America.
Immigration: Polish/Russian
Students use Library of Congress primary sources to examine how Polish and Russian immigration has shaped America.
Immigration: Puerto Rican/Cuban
Students use Library of Congress primary sources to examine how Puerto Rican and Cuban immigration has shaped America.
Immigration: Scandinavian
Students use Library of Congress primary sources to examine how Scandinavian immigration has shaped America.
Inaugurations:
This presentation uses Library of Congress primary sources to provide a comprehensive look at presidential inaugurations.
Interviews with Today's Immigrants
This presentation uses Library of Congress primary sources to illustrate the American immigration experience during the second half of the 20th century and the early years of the 21st century.
Looking Into Holidays Past
This presentation uses Library of Congress primary sources to provide a comprehensive look at holiday themed resources.
Lyrical Legacy
This presentation uses Library of Congress primary sources to help teachers explore eighteen American songs and poems from 1763-1968.
On The Homefront
This presentation uses Library of Congress primary sources to provide a comprehensive look at homefront contributions during World War I and World War II.
Pages From Her Story
This presentation uses Library of Congress primary sources to provide a comprehensive look at 9 historical eras through the private lives, thoughts, hopes, and goals of lesser-known women.
Taking the Mystery Out of Copyright
This presentation uses Library of Congress primary sources to help students gain a better understanding of copyright.
Thanksgiving
This presentation uses Library of Congress primary sources to provide a comprehensive look at a Thanksgiving timeline of events from 1541-2001.
Women Pioneers in American Memory
This presentation uses Library of Congress primary sources to provide a comprehensive look at the stories of women who forged ahead to make a better life for themselves, their families, and their societies in the Westward expansion.
Women's Words of Wisdom
This presentation uses Library of Congress primary sources to provide a comprehensive look at the wisdom shared by women from many walks of life through the years of America's past.
Zoom Into Maps
This presentation uses Library of Congress primary sources to provide a comprehensive look at historical maps from the American Memory collections.

Collection Connections

A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U. S. Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774-1873
Historical context and ideas for teaching with primary sources from the Library of Congress digital collection A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation, 1774-1873.
A Civil War Soldier in the Wild C at Regiment: Selections from the Tilton C. Reynolds Papers
Historical context and ideas for teaching with primary sources from the Library of Congress digital collection A Civil War Soldier in the Wild Cat Regiment: Selections from the Tilton C. Reynolds Papers.
The Aaron Copland Collection
Historical context and ideas for teaching with primary sources from the Library of Congress digital collection The Aaron Copland Collection, ca. 1900-1990.
Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress
Historical context and ideas for teaching with primary sources from the Library of Congress digital collection Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress.
African American Odyssey
Historical context and ideas for teaching with primary sources from the Library of Congress digital collection African American Odyssey.
African American Perspectives: Pamphlets from the Daniel A. P. Murray Collection, 1818-1907
Historical context and ideas for teaching with primary sources from the Library of Congress digital collection African American Perspectives, 1818-1907.
After the Day of Infamy:" Man-on- the- Street" Interviews Following the Attack on Pearl Harbor
Historical context and ideas for teaching with primary sources from the Library of Congress digital collection After the Day of Infamy: "Man-on-the-Street" Interviews Following the Attack on Pearl Harbor.
Alexander Graham Bell Family Papers at the Library of Congress, 1862-1939
Historical context and ideas for teaching with primary sources from the Library of Congress digital collection Alexander Graham Bell Family Papers, 1862-1939.
The Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolnia
Historical context and ideas for teaching with primary sources from the Library of Congress digital collection The Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolnia.
America Singing: Nineteenth- Century Song Sheets
Historical context and ideas for teaching with primary sources from the Library of Congress digital collection America Singing: Nineteenth-Century Song Sheets.
America from the Great Depression to World War I I: Black and White Photographs from the FSA and OWI, ca.1935-1945
Historical context and ideas for teaching with primary sources from the Library of Congress digital collection FSA-OWI Photographs, 1935-1945.
America from the Great Depression to World War I I: Color Photographs from the FSA and OWI, ca.1935-1945
Historical context and ideas for teaching with primary sources from the Library of Congress digital collection FSA-OWI Photographs, 1935-1945.
America's First Look in to the Camera: Daguerreotype Portraits and Views, 1839-1862
Historical context and ideas for teaching with primary sources from the Library of Congress digital collection America's First Look into the Camera: Daguerreotypes, 1839-1864.
American English Dialect Recordings from The Center for Applied Linguistics Collection
Historical context and ideas for teaching with primary sources from the Library of Congress digital collection American English Dialect Recordings: The Center for Applied Linguistics Collection.
American Environmental Photographs, 1891-1936: Images from the University of Chicago Library
Historical context and ideas for teaching with primary sources from the Library of Congress digital collection American Environmental Photographs, 1891-1936.
American Leaders Speak: Recordings from World War I and the1920 Election
Historical context and ideas for teaching with primary sources from the Library of Congress digital collection American Leaders Speak, 1918-1920.
American Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1940
Historical context and ideas for teaching with primary sources from the Library of Congress digital collection American Life Histories, 1936-1940.
American Notes: Travels in America
Historical context and ideas for teaching with primary sources from the Library of Congress digital collection American Notes: Travels in America, 1750-1920.
The American Revolution and Its Era: Maps and Charts of North America and the West Indies, 1750-1789
Historical context and ideas for teaching with primary sources from the Library of Congress digital collection American Revolution and Its Era, 1750-1789.
The American Variety Stage: Vaudeville and Popular Entertainment, 1870-1920
Historical context and ideas for teaching with primary sources from the Library of Congress digital collection American Variety Stage, 1870-1920.
American Women: A Gateway to Library of Congress Resources
Historical context and ideas for teaching with primary sources from the Library of Congress digital collection American Women: A Gateway to Library of Congress Resources for the Study of Women's History and Culture in the United States.
An American Ballroom Companion: Dance Instruction Manuals, ca.1490-1920
Historical context and ideas for teaching with primary sources from the Library of Congress digital collection An American Ballroom Companion: Dance Instruction Manuals, ca. 1490-1920.
An American Time Capsule: Three Centuries of Broadsides and Other Printed Ephemera
Historical context and ideas for teaching with primary sources from the Library of Congress digital collection An American Time Capsule: Three Centuries of Broadsides and Other Printed Ephemera.
Architecture and Interior Design for 20th Century America: Photographs by Samuel Gottscho and William Schleisner 1935-1955
Historical context and ideas for teaching with primary sources from the Library of Congress digital collection Architecture and Interior Design for 20th Century America, 1935-1955.
Around the World in the 1890s: Photographs from the World's Transportation Commission, 1894-1896
Historical context and ideas for teaching with primary sources from the Library of Congress digital collection Around the World in the 1890s.
The Atlantic World: America and the Netherlands
Historical context and ideas for teaching with primary sources from the Library of Congress digital collection The Atlantic World: America and the Netherlands.
Band Music from the Civil War Era
Historical context and ideas for teaching with primary sources from the Library of Congress digital collection Band Music from the Civil War Era.
Baseball Cards, 1887-1914
Historical context and ideas for teaching with primary sources from the Library of Congress digital collection Baseball Cards, 1887-1914.
Before and After the Great Earthquake and Fire: Early Films of San Francisco, 1897-1916
Historical context and ideas for teaching with primary sources from the Library of Congress digital collection Before and After the Great Earthquake and Fire: Early Films of San Francisco, 1897-1916.
Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project 1936-1938
Historical context and ideas for teaching with primary sources from the Library of Congress digital collection Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938.
Buckaroos in Paradise: Ranching Culture in Northern Nevada 1945-1982
Historical context and ideas for teaching with primary sources from the Library of Congress digital collection Buckaroos in Paradise: Ranching Culture in Northern Nevada, 1945-1982.
Built in America: Historic American Buildings Survey/ Historic American Engineering Record, 1933- Present
Historical context and ideas for teaching with primary sources from the Library of Congress digital collection Built in America: Historic Building and Engineering, 1933-Present.
By Popular Dem and: " Votes for Women" Suffrage Pictures, 1850-1920
Historical context and ideas for teaching with primary sources from the Library of Congress digital collection 'Votes For Women" Suffrage Pictures, 1850-1920.
By Popular Dem and: Portraits of the Presidents and First Ladies, 1789- Present
Historical context and ideas for teaching with primary sources from the Library of Congress digital collection Portraits of the Presidents and First Ladies, 1789-Present.
By Popular Demand: Jackie Robinson and Other Baseball Highlights, 1860s-1960s
Historical context and ideas for teaching with primary sources from the Library of Congress digital collection Jackie Robinson and Baseball Highlights, 1860s-1960s.
By the People, For the People: Posters from the WPA, 1936-1943
Historical context and ideas for teaching with primary sources from the Library of Congress digital collection By the People, For the People: Posters from the WPA, 1936-1943.
California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties. Collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell
Historical context and ideas for teaching with primary sources from the Library of Congress digital collection California Gold: Folk Music from the Thirties.
"California as I Saw It": First- Person Narratives of California's Early Years, 1849-1900
Historical context and ideas for teaching with primary sources from the Library of Congress digital collection California As I Saw It: First Person Narratives, 1849-1900.
The Capital and the Bay: Narratives of Washington and the Chesapeake Bay Region, 1600-1925
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Captain Pearle R. Nye: Life on the Ohio and Erie Canal
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Civil War Maps
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Creative Americans: Portraits by Carl Van Vechten, 1932-1964
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Cuneiform Tablets: From the Reign of Gudea of Lagash to Shalmanassar III
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Dayton C. Miller Flute Collection
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Documents from the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention, 1774-1789
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Early Virginia Religious Petitions
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Edward S. Curtis's The North American Indian: Photographic Images
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Emile Berliner
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The Evolution of the Conservation Movement, 1850-1920
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Fiddle Tunes of the Old Frontier: The Henry Reed Collection
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Fifty Years of Coca-Cola Television Advertisements: Highlights from the Motion Picture Archives at the Library of Congress
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Florida Folklife from the WPA Collections, 1937-1942
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France in America
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The Frederick Douglass Papers at the Library of Congress
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Freedom's Fortress: The Library of Congress, 1939-1953
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From Slavery to Freedom: The African- American Pamphlet Collection, 1824-1909
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Frontline Diplomacy: The Foreign Affairs Oral History Collection of the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training
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George Washington Papers at the Library of Congress, 1741-1799
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The Hannah Arendt Papers at the Library of Congress
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Hispano Music and Culture from the Northern Rio Grande: The Juan B. Rael Collection
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The Hotchkiss Map Collection
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I Do Solemnly Swear...": Presidential Inaugurations
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Inside an American Factory: Films of the Westinghouse Works, 1904
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Inventing Entertainment: the Early Motion Pictures and Sound Recordings of the Edison Companies
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The Irving Fine Collection, ca. 1914-1962
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Islamic Manuscripts from Mali
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The James Madison Papers
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The Kraus Collection of Sir Francis Drake
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The Last Days of a President: Films of McKinley and the Pan-American Exposition, 1901
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The Leonard Bernstein Collection, ca. 1920-1989
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The Lewis Carroll Scrapbook Collection
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The Life of a City: Early Films of New York, 1898-1906
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Louisiana: European Explorations and the Louisiana Purchase
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Map Collections
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Mapping the National Parks
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Maps of Liberia, 1830-1870
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Meeting of Frontiers: Siberia, Alaska, and the American West
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Miller NAWSA Suffrage Scrapbooks, 1897-1911
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The Moldenhauer Archives
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Mr. Lincoln's Virtual Library
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Music for the Nation: American Sheet Music, 1870-1885
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Music for the Nation: American Sheet Music, ca. 1820-1860
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The New Deal Stage: Selections from the Federal Theatre Project, 1935-1939
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Newspaper Pictorials: World War I Rotogravures: 1913-1919
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Now What a Time: Blues, Gospel, and the Fort Valley Music Festivals, 1938-1943
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Omaha Indian Music
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Origins of American Animation
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Panoramic Maps
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Parallel Histories: Spain, United States and the American Frontier
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Pioneering the Upper Midwest: Books from Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, ca.1820-1910
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Poet at Work: Recovered Notebooks from the Thomas Biggs Harned Walt Whitman Collection
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Polish Declarations of Admiration and Friendship for the United States
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Prosperity and Thrift: The Coolidge Era and the Consumer Economy, 1921-1929
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Puerto Rico at the Dawn of the Modern Age: Nineteenth- and Early-Twentieth-Century Perspectives
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Quilts and Quiltmaking in America, 1978-1996
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Railroad Maps, 1828-1900
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Rochambeau Map Collection
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Samuel F. B. Morse Papers at the Library of Congress, 1793-1919
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Selected Civil War Photographs
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Selections from the Naxi Manuscript Collection
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Selections of Arabic, Persian, and Ottoman Calligraphy
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September11 Documentary Project
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Slaves and the Courts, 1740-1860
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Southern Mosaic: The John and Ruby Lomax1939 Southern States Recording Trip
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Spalding Base Ball Guides, 1889-1939
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The Spanish- American War in Motion Pictures
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The Stars and Stripes: The American Soldiers' Newspaper of World War I, 1918-1919
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"Suffering Under a Great Injustice" Ansel Adams's Photographs of Japanese- American Internment at Manzanar
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Taking the Long View: Panoramic Photographs, 1851-1991
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Tending the Commons: Folklife and Landscape in Southern West Virginia
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Theodore Roosevelt: His Life and Times on Film
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The Thomas Jefferson Papers at the Library of Congress
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Touring Turn- of- the- Century America: Photographs from the Detroit Publishing Company, 1880-1920
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The United States and Brazil: Expanding Frontiers, Comparing Cultures
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Voices from the Days of Slavery: Former Slaves Tell Their Stories
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Voices from the Dust Bowl: the Charles L. Todd and Robert Sonk in Migrant Worker Collection, 1940-1941
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Votes for Women: Selections from the National American Woman Suffrage Association Collection, 1848-1921
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Washington During the Civil War: The Diary of Horatio Nelson Taft, 1861-1865
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Washington as It Was: Photographs by Theodor Horydczak, 1923-1959
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The Wilbur and Orville Wright Papers at the Library of Congress
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William P. Gottlieb: Photographs from the Golden Age of Jazz
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Women of Protest: Photographs from the Records of the National Woman's Party
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Woody Guthrie and the Archive of American Folk Song: Correspondence, 1940-1950
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Words and Deeds in American History: Selected Documents Celebrating the Manuscript Division's First 100 Years
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Working In Paterson: Occupational Heritage in an Urban Setting
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World War II Military Situation Map Collection
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The Zora Neale Hurston Plays at the Library of Congress
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