Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Primary Source Sets from the LoC

Everyone is talking about the new Common Core Standards. They include more standards that coincide with our  information and technology essential standards. One area in particular that is included more is using primary sources. It can be difficult to find and use primary sources sometimes, so it was like finding a treasure chest when I found out about the Primary Source sets for Teachers from the Library of Congress. These include many topics including the Wright Brothers, Jamestown, the Harlem Renaissance, Abraham Lincoln, and so many more. There is even a set for Thanksgiving that includes things like paintings of the First Thanksgiving, Abe Lincoln and George Washington's proclamations for Thanksgiving, and Sarah Hale's letter to Lincoln discussing a national day of Thanksgiving.

The first Thanksgiving 1621

  • Title: The first Thanksgiving 1621 / J.L.G. Ferris.
  • Creator(s): Ferris, Jean Leon Gerome, 1863-1930, artist
  • Date Created/Published: Cleveland, Ohio : The Foundation Press, Inc., c1932.
  • Medium: 1 photomechanical print : halftone, color.
So check it out and get some great additions to lessons!

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