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Abraham Lincoln: Rise to National Prominence
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A selection of Library of Congress primary sources exploring Abraham Lincoln and his national role. This set also includes a Teacher's Guide with historical context and teaching suggestions. Speeches, correspondence, campaign materials and a map documenting the free and slave states in 1856 chronicle Lincoln���s rise to national prominence

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Primary Source
Provider:
Library of Congress
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Primary Source Set
Date Added:
08/19/2022
African American Identity in the Gilded Age: Two Unreconciled Strivings
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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.

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U.S. History
Material Type:
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Library of Congress
Provider Set:
Lesson Plans
Date Added:
07/23/2021
The Alaska Purchase: Debating the Sale from Russian and U.S. Perspectives
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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...

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Library of Congress
Provider Set:
Lesson Plans
Date Added:
08/15/2022
Alexander Hamilton
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Manuscripts, images, and historic newspapers document the life and accomplishments of Alexander Hamilton. This set also includes a Teacher's Guide with historical context and teaching suggestions. Manuscripts, images, and historic newspapers document the life and accomplishments of Alexander Hamilton'

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Primary Source
Provider:
Library of Congress
Provider Set:
Primary Source Set
Date Added:
08/02/2021
American Authors in the Nineteenth Century: Whitman, Dickinson, Longfellow, Stowe, and Poe
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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. A selection of Library of Congress primary sources exploring the topic of American authors in the nineteenth century,...

Subject:
English Language Arts
U.S. History
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Primary Source
Provider:
Library of Congress
Provider Set:
Primary Source Set
Date Added:
08/19/2022
American Memory Timeline
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Public Domain
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This site helps teachers and students navigate the vast online collections of primary source materials at the Library of Congress. The links, arranged by chronological period, lead to sets of selected primary sources on a variety of topics in U.S. history.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
U.S. History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Reading
Provider:
Library of Congress
Provider Set:
LOC Teachers
Date Added:
11/02/2000
American Memory from the Library of Congress
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American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of American history and creativity. These materials, from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions, chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America, serving the public as a resource for education and lifelong learning.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson Plan
Primary Source
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Library of Congress
Provider Set:
American Memory
Date Added:
04/25/2013
Baseball Across a Changing Nation
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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's Guide with historical context and teaching suggestions. Baseball has been part of the culture of the United States since the earliest days of the nation, and the...

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Primary Source
Provider:
Library of Congress
Provider Set:
Primary Source Set
Date Added:
08/19/2022
Baseball, Race Relations and Jackie Robinson
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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...

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Library of Congress
Provider Set:
Lesson Plans
Date Added:
08/15/2022