(Photo, School children, Manzanar Relocation Center, California, Ansel Adams, 1943, Library of Congress, http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppprs.00354 ) What can you learn from analyzing this photograph? Try your hand at analyzing a visual primary source with this quiz from Teachinghistory.org. Click above to take it!
Do you teach secondary-level history classes? Primary source analysis is one of the basic skills of sound historical thinking. Click above to visit Teachinghistory.org's online interactive that helps teach this skill!
Each year, the Days of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust ask us to remember history and to take action to prevent genocide today. How did the U.S. react to the Holocaust during World War II? Website reviews, primary sources, teaching strategies, and more on Teachinghistory.org's spotlight page!
(Wordle image) What does ICE AGE have to do with teaching history? It's short for Identify, Contextualize, Explore, Analyze, consider Gaps, and Evaluate--just one of the teaching strategies shared on the website The Civil War in Art! Click above to learn more.
(Photo, New York, New York. Times Square and vicinity on D-Day, Jun. 6, 1944, Library of Congress, http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/owi2001040446/PP/ ) What do your students know about the invasion of Normandy in World War II? June 6, 1944 was "D-Day." PBS's American Experience website has primary sources on the invasion. Click above to learn more!
(Image: Photo, Camera bugs snapping the cherry blossoms across the Tidal Basin. Cherry Blossom Festival, Washington, D.C., May 1941, Martha McMillan Roberts, Library of Congress, http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsa.8b15096 ) What do the cherry trees of DC tell us about the history of U.S./Japan relations? Click to take a quiz from Teachinghistory.org and find out!