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By Meera Dolasia on January 24, 2017 On Saturday, January 28, Chinese communities around the world will begin a two-week celebration to usher in the Chinese New Year. Also called the Spring Festival, the holiday whose dates are determined by the lunar calendar, is the grandest and most famous of all Chinese festivals. DocsTeach. Welcome to PrimaryAccess. OPB American History Interactive: Analyzing Artifacts - Introduction.

This interactive will guide you through the process of analyzing historical artifacts.

OPB American History Interactive: Analyzing Artifacts - Introduction

You can apply the same methods that historians use to evaluate everyday items—from dishes, to clothing, to weapons. This process allows you to examine an artifact, recognize significant information, and consider what that data can tell you about the past. Historians assess five key aspects of an artifact when studying the past. Balancing Sources. Introduction Historical events are rarely adequately explained from just one point of view.

Balancing Sources

This interactive experience invites you to examine historical events, consider how they have been portrayed in the past, and create a narrative that considers the various perspectives represented. Here's How It Works: Step One: Evaluating Historical Sources In each exercise, you start by examining a selection of primary sources relating to a historical event from a major era of American History. OPB American History Interactive: Thesis. This interactive exercise will guide you through the process of evaluating primary sources in order to develop a thesis.

OPB American History Interactive: Thesis

INSTRUCTIONS:Using the provided primary source materials as evidence, you will consider four different hypotheses about the causes of the Civil War. The relative importance of these arguments remains a hotly debated issue among historians, so do not assume that one clear answer exists. Step 1 - Review the four hypotheses Conflicting Economic InterestsPreservation of the UnionSlaveryState's Rights Step 2 - After weighing the importance and authority of each piece of evidence provided, determine which explanations you think the evidence supports (it may be more than one) and how strongly it supports each hypothesis. America's History in the Making — Historical Thinking Skills Interactives. This series of interactive activities introduces and models the Historical Thinking Skills defined by the National Center for History in the Schools.

America's History in the Making — Historical Thinking Skills Interactives

The interactives each model a specific skill or set of skills, such as analyzing historical artifacts or using primary sources to develop a thesis. The first five interactives conclude with "Classroom Extensions," which give teachers hints on how they can teach using these skills in their classrooms. The final interactive, Balancing Sources, includes input from our advisory board of teachers, modeling how they might use the primary sources within the interactive.

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Do you agree? : This site is owned and operated by the The Annenberg Foundation ("AF") through one of its units, Annenberg Media. Interactive Detail. Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum Go Back Print History/Social Studies.

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Historical and Cultural Contexts . Intro. Primary Sources on the Web: Finding, Evaluating, Using. This brief guide is designed to help students and researchers find and evaluate primary sources available online.

Primary Sources on the Web: Finding, Evaluating, Using

Keep in mind as you use this website, the Web is always changing and evolving. If you have questions, please consult your instructor or librarian. Primary sources are the evidence of history, original records or objects created by participants or observers at the time historical events occurred or even well after events, as in memoirs and oral histories.

Primary sources may include but are not limited to: letters, manuscripts, diaries, journals, newspapers, maps, speeches, interviews, documents produced by government agencies, photographs, audio or video recordings, born-digital items (e.g. emails), research data, and objects or artifacts (such as works of art or ancient roads, buildings, tools, and weapons). These sources serve as the raw materials historians use to interpret and analyze the past. Civil War Primary Sources. Primary Documents by Topic: Most Popular Official Records Addresses & Speeches Acts, Bills, & Orders Military Correspondence & Documents Personal Correspondence & Narratives Prints & Photos Maps Document Collections Getting Started Primary Documents Official Confederate Correspondence.

Civil War Primary Sources

Internet Archive: Digital Library of Free Books, Movies, Music & Wayback Machine. World Digital Library Home. National Archives Experience. American Memory from the Library of Congress - Home Page. Digital Public Library of America. Featured Exhibits. Featured Exhibits Amending America Highlighting the remarkably American story of how we have amended, or attempted to amend, the Constitution in order to form a nation that more closely mirrors our ideals.

Featured Exhibits

Records of Rights Explore records of the National Archives documenting the ongoing struggle of Americans to define, attain, and protect their rights. When Nixon Met Elvis The behind-the-scenes story of the famous 1970 meeting as told through original letters, memorandums, and photographs. View More Online Exhibits The Charters of Freedom The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, & the Bill of Rights.

Teachers' Resources. Teacher's Guides and Analysis Tool. Primary Source - Primary Source. Primary Source Sets. Teachers Abraham Lincoln: Rise to National Prominence Speeches, correspondence, campaign materials and a map documenting the free and slave states in 1856 chronicle Lincoln’s rise to national prominence American Authors in the Nineteenth Century: Whitman, Dickinson, Longfellow, Stowe, and PoeA 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 EducationPhotos, early film footage, federal government reports, cartoons, and maps tell the complex tale of the efforts to assimilate Native Americans through education Baseball: Across a Divided SocietySong sheets, video clips, images, trading cards, and photographs tell the story of how baseball emerged as the American national pastime. 10 Ways to Enrich Your Classroom with Primary Sources – Part 1. This is a guest post by Mary J. Johnson, an educational consultant to the Library of Congress. As a teacher, you can saturate your classroom with primary sources from the Library of Congress to promote critical thinking and inquiry. Think of every surface, including computer screens, as potential display spaces for primary sources – photographs, cartoons, music, films, maps, historic newspapers, artifacts, and more.

Teaching with the Library of Congress offers timely suggestions. Library of Congress. Historical Newspapers Online. Discovery Commons. Overture For many years the newspapers of the Civil War era were probably the most neglected of all sources, and yet they are one of the richest. The reason no doubt lay in the sheer mass of them, their inaccessibility, and the fact that they were not indexed. Few if any scholars had the time or resources to spend weeks and months scanning page by page in the hope of finding something of use to their projects.

Yet the newspapers are the surest windows on the attitudes of the time, despite their inevitable editorial bias. All of the daily affairs of the common people play out in the pages of newspapers, only perhaps in smaller type than the antics of the great and powerful. Newspapers! - The Ancestor Hunt. Chronicling America « Library of Congress. News Archive Search.