The Library of Congress American Memory is an informative resource to suggest to teachers and students wanting to learn about particular people in history. The search results are not necessarily biographies, but they are written and spoken words, sound recordings, images, prints, maps, and sheet music that help to document the American experience of particular individuals. These resources give students the ability to make up their own minds about the individuals they are learning about through their own written and spoken messages. Teachers could use this engaging resource to inspire students to use multiple primary sources while learning about people and events in history.This resource can link students to multiple sources for resources. Student will learn to analyze events and people through these sources to provide evidence on their claim.
I recently had a training about having an academically challenging environment. The question was posed, “If all the presidents in history were in a knife fight, who would win?” we were to defend our answer with research and proof for our claim. This website has many sources that can back up a particular claim. Teachers can use similarly engaging questions for students to make a claim and then provide evidence from the Library of Congress American Memory.
Grades: 3 and up. Subject(s): History. Overall rating: 9.
The death of President Garfield--Judge Brady administering the Presidential oath to Vice-President Arthur, at his residence in New York, September 20th. (n.d.). Retrieved November 13, 2016, from http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/D?pin:7:./temp/~ammem_FYiz::@@@mdb=mcc,nfor,aap,cowellbib,calbkbib,consrvbib,vv,presp,varstg,suffrg,nawbib,mgw,musdibib,hlaw,rbpebib,aaodyssey,coolbib,fpnas,mff,mnwp,rbcmillerbib,molden,ww2map,mfdipbib,klpmap,rbaapcbib,mal,ncpm,psbib,pin,mharendt,llstbib,fawbib,berl,afcpearl,awh,awhbib,lhbtnbib,afcesnbib