EDSITEment and College-Readiness: Bolstering Literacy Skills across the Humanities

Using EDSITEment’s lesson plan on Carl Sandburg’s Chicago as an example, this presentation demonstrates how teachers can build critical literacy skills across the disciplines through the analysis of primary historical documents and literary techniques.

President John Quincy Adams signs protective tariff (“tariff of abominations”)

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May 19, 1828

Theodore Roosevelt gives New Nationalism Speech

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August 31, 1912
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Arthur Miller’s "Death of a Salesman" wins the Pulitzer Prize

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May 2, 1949

President Truman seizes control of the steel industry to avoid strike

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April 9, 1952

President Andrew Jackson vetoes Bank Bill

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What is Chronicling America?

Leadership and Legacy in History: How to Use Chronicling America for National History Day Project 2015

Chronicling America: A Unique Collection of Primary Sources

You may already know about Chronicling America, the long standing partnership between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities, which provides free access to almost 8 million digitalized pages of America’s Historic Newspapers from 1836–1922. But did you know what unique types of primary source information this collection contains?

What is Chronicling America?

An Introduction to Chronicling America



 

PBS's "Henry Ford"

PBS: "Henry Ford"

An American Experience film, Henry Ford documents the most influential American innovator of the 20th century, and offers an incisive look at the birth of the American auto industry with its long history of struggles between labor and management.

PBS's "Henry Ford"

PBS: "Henry Ford"

Part of the American Experience series on PBS, Henry Ford documents the most influential American innovator of the 20th century, and offers an incisive look at the birth of the American auto industry with its long history of struggles between labor and management.