Monday, June 15, 2015

Library of Congress iBooks

The Library of Congress now has a dozen free ibooks.  They are great tools for putting primary sources into students hands.     The ibooks are an interactive tool - students can highlight and draw on documents.

Group of African American children playingChildren's Lives at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

Children of a century past: How were their lives different from today's? How were they the same? Especially for early grades.

extract from the U.S. ConstitutionThe Constitution

The drafts and debates that brought the Constitution and the Bill of Rights into being, including notes by the documents' framers.

Migrant pea pickerThe Dust Bowl

Songs, maps, and iconic photographs document the daily ordeals of rural migrant families during a disastrous decade.

Langston HughesThe Harlem Renaissance

Discover some of the innovative thinkers and creative works that contributed to the cultural movement known as the Harlem Renaissance.

Immigrants looking out over waterImmigration

The immigrant experience in America from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in primary sources.

Breaker boys, Woodward Coal Mines, Kingston, PaThe Industrial Revolution

The U.S.'s tumultuous transformation into an industrial power, as revealed in films, images, songs, and stories.

Japanese-American childJapanese American Internment

Compelling photographs, including many by Ansel Adams, illuminate the experience of Japanese Americans interned during World War II.

Negro going in colored entrance of movie house on Saturday afternoonJim Crow and Segregation

Powerful photos and documents illuminate a century of segregation and the struggles against it.

A severed snakePolitical Cartoons and Public Debates

Political cartoons and other documents from three centuries of U.S. history shed light on the persuasive strategies used in public debates.

Betsy Ross sewing the U.S. flagSymbols of the United States

Watch six well-known symbols of the U.S. change over the centuries. Especially for early grades.

Planet earth with the moon and starsUnderstanding the Cosmos

Astronomers' depictions of the universe, from before Copernicus to after photography.

Suffrage Parade, New York CityWomen's Suffrage

The battle for women's right to vote comes to life in the scrapbooks, posters, news stories, cartoons, and firsthand accounts of suffrage activists.

1 comment:

  1. And here you are, Ruth! I just said on my post that I always look for you. It seems like a while, but I've been so busy that I might have overlooked your post. This is wonderful, picture after picture & other documents, too. I'll send this on to colleagues. Thank you, & hope you are good!


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