Weekly Highlights: 06/03/2015
Primary Sources on East Asia American Traditions and Civil War Photography
A couple of great ideas for materials to support student research appeared in recent blogs from the Library of Congress. East Asian American Traditions provides a collection of sound recordings, stories, religious customs, food, song and dance which Chinese, Korean and Japanese immigrants brought to the United States. http://blogs.loc.gov/folklife/2015/05/east-asian-american-traditions/?loclr=eaftb
Items of high interest to students living in our diverse communities include immigration activities from the Teacher Page: http://www.loc.gov/teachers/ Recipes from around the world that have become imbedded in the United States culture and cuisine are also included. http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/presentationsandactivities/presentations/immigration/
Also, see the new primary source set, Civil War Photography: New Technologies and New Uses on the Teacher Page http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/primarysourcesets/civil-war-photographic-technologies/.