Primary Source Analysis
1.4K views | +0 today
Follow
Primary Source Analysis
The authentic analysis of primary sources has long been seen as a "best practice" for social studies instruction.  This topic will find depositories of primary sources and different ways to analyze them.  
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Kristen McDaniel
Scoop.it!

Teaching with Documents at Mount Vernon · 

Teaching with Documents at Mount Vernon ·  | Primary Source Analysis | Scoop.it
Using Mount Vernon to Teach with Documents Historic documents provide a wealth of information about the public and private lives of individuals in the 18th century. Exploration of documents such as letters, diaries, newspapers, pamphlets, business reports, legal documents, and books provide...
Kristen McDaniel's insight:
@MountVernon has thousands of primary source documents for teachers!  
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kristen McDaniel
Scoop.it!

Food Deserts and the Policy Power of Maps

Food Deserts and the Policy Power of Maps | Primary Source Analysis | Scoop.it
It's hard to fix a problem you can't see. So Maryland made its lack of healthy food options very visible.
Kristen McDaniel's insight:
Fascinating look at how mapping food deserts in an area turned into community and civic improvement.  What if students did this?  
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kristen McDaniel
Scoop.it!

About this Collection - Sanborn Maps

About this Collection - Sanborn Maps | Primary Source Analysis | Scoop.it
The Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps Online Checklist provides a searchable database of the fire insurance maps published by the Sanborn Map Company housed in the collections of the Geography and Map Division. The online checklist is based upon the Library's 1981 publication Fire Insurance Maps in the Library of Congress and will be continually updated to reflect new acquisitions. Fire Insurance Maps in th
Kristen McDaniel's insight:
Thousands of new Sanborn maps uploaded to the Library of Congress website
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kristen McDaniel
Scoop.it!

A Trove on the Women’s Suffrage Struggle, Found in an Old Box

A Trove on the Women’s Suffrage Struggle, Found in an Old Box | Primary Source Analysis | Scoop.it
Nearly 100 letters from Susan B. Anthony and others have come to light, in a collection that shows the complex networks that drove the movement.
Kristen McDaniel's insight:
Ever wonder if you have an treasure trove in your attic...?  New primary sources in the forms of letters during the 19th century women's rights movement.  
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kristen McDaniel
Scoop.it!

54 Amazing Photos Documented Everyday Life of Egypt from the Late 19th to Early 20th Centuries

54 Amazing Photos Documented Everyday Life of Egypt from the Late 19th to Early 20th Centuries | Primary Source Analysis | Scoop.it
Make a trip back to the late 19th and early 20th centuries through 54 amazing vintage photos to see what everyday life of Egypt looke
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kristen McDaniel
Scoop.it!

89 Amazing Snapshots Documented Everyday Life of Guatemala in the 1970s

89 Amazing Snapshots Documented Everyday Life of Guatemala in the 1970s | Primary Source Analysis | Scoop.it
These are photos that were taken over the course of three and a half years in and out of Guatemala, from January, 1976 to late May of 1979
Kristen McDaniel's insight:
These are some great primary source photographs from the 1970s about life in Latin America.  
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kristen McDaniel
Scoop.it!

CommonLit | Text Sets | Free Fiction & Nonfiction Literacy Resources, Curriculum, & Assessment Materials for Middle & High School English Language Arts

Kristen McDaniel's insight:
Text Sets for Social Studies!
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kristen McDaniel
Scoop.it!

The New York Public Library just uploaded nearly 200,000 images you can use for free

The New York Public Library just uploaded nearly 200,000 images you can use for free | Primary Source Analysis | Scoop.it
The New York Public Library just released a treasure trove of digitized public domain images, everything from epic poetry from the 11th century to photographs of used car lots in Columbus, Ohio from the 1930s. Over 180,000 manuscripts, maps, photographs, sheet music, lithographs, postcards, and other images were released online Wednesday in incredibly high resolution, and are available to download using the library's user-friendly visualization tool. It's a nostalgist's dream come true.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kristen McDaniel
Scoop.it!

Insurance Policies on Slaves: New York Life’s Complicated Past

Insurance Policies on Slaves: New York Life’s Complicated Past | Primary Source Analysis | Scoop.it
In its 19th-century beginnings, New York Life Insurance sold 508 policies covering slaves. Their descendants are grappling with it.
Kristen McDaniel's insight:
The NY Times has an article on the insurance of slaves and how it laid the foundation for many of our nation's big insurance companies.  It includes some primary sources that could be very interesting for students to analyze.  
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kristen McDaniel
Scoop.it!

See the Historic Maps Declassified by the CIA

See the Historic Maps Declassified by the CIA | Primary Source Analysis | Scoop.it
A new gallery provides a rare look inside the 75-year history of the agency’s mapping unit.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kristen McDaniel
Scoop.it!

25 Incredible Pictures That Will Change Your View Of History

25 Incredible Pictures That Will Change Your View Of History | Primary Source Analysis | Scoop.it
A look back through time, presented by Gett
Kristen McDaniel's insight:
These are some really fascinating photos that students could use to see another point of view on some famous themes.  Who knew you could sunbathe on the Great Pyramid back in the 1920's?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kristen McDaniel
Scoop.it!

Back-to-school shopping: 100 years of ads and commercials

Back-to-school shopping: 100 years of ads and commercials | Primary Source Analysis | Scoop.it
"It's the most wonderful time of the year," according to the iconic Staples ad celebrating the joys of back-to-school shopping.
Kristen McDaniel's insight:
Fun way to start the school year off with primary source analysis practice!  
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kristen McDaniel
Scoop.it!

Indigenous songlines map land, sea and country

Indigenous songlines map land, sea and country | Primary Source Analysis | Scoop.it
For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, songlines are dreaming tracks that crisscross Australia and trace the journeys of ancestral spirits as they sang the land into life.
Kristen McDaniel's insight:
Very interesting article on song as primary source and tie to cultures.  
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kristen McDaniel
Scoop.it!

Infographic: A Map of Internet Censorship Around the World

Infographic: A Map of Internet Censorship Around the World | Primary Source Analysis | Scoop.it
Much of the world’s population surfs an internet that is at least partially censored, and this map shows to which degree that is true for every country.
Kristen McDaniel's insight:
Students might find this very interesting - comparing countries' access to social media.  
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kristen McDaniel
Scoop.it!

Download 67,000 Historic Maps (in High Resolution) from the Wonderful David Rumsey Map Collection

Download 67,000 Historic Maps (in High Resolution) from the Wonderful David Rumsey Map Collection | Primary Source Analysis | Scoop.it
Since 1996, the Rumsey collection’s online database has been open to all, currently offering anyone with an internet connection access to 67,000 maps from all over the globe, spanning five centuries of cartography.
Kristen McDaniel's insight:
A HUGE library of maps has become available online
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kristen McDaniel
Scoop.it!

Celebrating Earth Day with Primary Sources | Teaching with the Library of Congress

Celebrating Earth Day with Primary Sources | Teaching with the Library of Congress | Primary Source Analysis | Scoop.it
Are you and your students planning to celebrate Earth Day? Use ideas from our blog to spur activity planning.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kristen McDaniel
Scoop.it!

Every Photo is a Story Video Series (Prints and Photographs Reading Room, Library of Congress)

Every Photo is a Story Video Series (Prints and Photographs Reading Room, Library of Congress) | Primary Source Analysis | Scoop.it
"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. This overview page links to all five videos and their accompanying exercises as well as providing links to additional resources.
Kristen McDaniel's insight:
Intricate overview of photo analysis - students may find it really interesting to see what the "pros" do with analysis.  
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kristen McDaniel
Scoop.it!

15 of the CIA’s most intriguing declassified maps

15 of the CIA’s most intriguing declassified maps | Primary Source Analysis | Scoop.it
From the Russian Front in World War II to cocaine trafficking routes and elephant populations - these once secret CIA offer a fascinating glimpse into our past.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kristen McDaniel
Scoop.it!

Rare map revealing Germany's WWII bombing targets is discovered

Rare map revealing Germany's WWII bombing targets is discovered | Primary Source Analysis | Scoop.it
It belonged to a Luftwaffe navigator and highlights important buildings and infrastructure in central and south London, including Battersea Power Station and Chelsea Barracks.
Kristen McDaniel's insight:
Great primary source for students studying WWII
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Kristen McDaniel from Teaching and Learning with Primary Sources
Scoop.it!

Considerations for Selecting Primary Sources | Educator Innovator

Considerations for Selecting Primary Sources - webinar at 7pm EST today! @TeachingLC https://t.co/FZR95kzVyP #sschat
Via David McMullen
Kristen McDaniel's insight:
Webinar from the Library of Congress on selecting primary sources for student use.  
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Kristen McDaniel from Geography Education
Scoop.it!

100 Great Teaching Images

100 Great Teaching Images | Primary Source Analysis | Scoop.it

"Nature and humankind are both great artists, and when they join forces, amazing masterpieces can be produced. Today Bright Side has collected for you works in which the combined efforts of mother nature and photographic artists have captured magic moments showing the wondrous diversity of modern life and the natural world. Pictured above is the Westerdok District in Amsterdam."

 

Tags: images, art, landscape, worldwide.


Via Seth Dixon
more...
Mireia Civís Zaragoza's curator insight, December 29, 2016 9:36 AM
fotos espectaculars
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, January 9, 2017 2:10 AM
100 Great Teaching Images
Scooped by Kristen McDaniel
Scoop.it!

Six maps that show the anatomy of America’s vast infrastructure

Six maps that show the anatomy of America’s vast infrastructure | Primary Source Analysis | Scoop.it
A look at the United States’s bridges, electrical grid, pipelines, railroads, airports and waterways
Kristen McDaniel's insight:
Interesting look at infrastructure in the US - great map comparison opportunity!
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kristen McDaniel
Scoop.it!

20 haunting portraits of child laborers in 1900s America

20 haunting portraits of child laborers in 1900s America | Primary Source Analysis | Scoop.it
An exploration of some of the work Lewis Hine did documenting child labor in the United States.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kristen McDaniel
Scoop.it!

Tip of the Week: Primary Source Integration Ideas from the Library of Congress

Tip of the Week: Primary Source Integration Ideas from the Library of Congress | Primary Source Analysis | Scoop.it
Three years ago, Mary J. Johnson, an educational consultant to the Library of Congress, created a two part article on the Teaching with the Library of Congress blog highlighting primary source integration strategies.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kristen McDaniel
Scoop.it!

The world's movement of people - in one map

The world's movement of people - in one map | Primary Source Analysis | Scoop.it
This interactive map shows five years of the global movement of people.
Kristen McDaniel's insight:
Net migration from 2010-2015 was mapped out - great analysis opportunity for students.  
more...
No comment yet.