"Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine, and the Murder of a President, by Candice Millard
Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History, by S. C.…"
"I am so struck by what you've written about the treatment of the Vietnamese at the hands of American soldiers. This is not something one hears of often, if at all. I am impressed that your memory has not compartmentalized the experience, and…"
"You asked me how I would suggest teachers handle primary sources like these. First, I wouldn't shy away from such horrendous images unless my students were too young and perhaps too immature to discuss them seriously. I have passed this on…"
"This resource via TeachingHistory.org includes many powerful painted images representing The Great Migration (by artist Jacob Lawrence, 1917–2000) and also some lesson plan ideas with thought-provoking…"
"I am intrigued by your suggested questions at the end of your reply. I'm trying to imagine how students would respond. In my former school district, I wonder how the many military kids would respond. Shauna or Jennifer, are you in daily contact…"
"Frankly, I had never heard the term "Great Migration" before reading The Warmth of Other Suns. Although I read it at least a year ago, I look forward to this discussion and hope that it will bring back to me the many stories of the…"
"I finally found time today to read through the replies to the Lincoln question, and I want to thank everyone for their thoughtful analyses. During my long trip back to Colorado from Iowa yesterday, I tried to imagine Lincoln as a candidate in 2012.…"
"When I asked my artist husband what he thought of your question about visual learners in the 18th century, he replied that these were often the people who became craftsmen and who learned through apprenticeships. Today all educators understand that…"
"Frankly, I prefer the design of the USA Today pictured here to the dense text of the historic newspaper. Those old newspapers didn't have much to offer for visual learners. All discussion of content aside, we have come a long way in terms of…"
"I currently have five books competing for my attention: David McCullough's new book The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris, Steven Johnson's The Ghost Map, Sarah Blakewell's How to Live: Or A Life of Montaigne in One Question and…"
Mary J. Johnson, MLS, is a writer, consultant, and frequent workshop presenter. She is a Library of Congress American Memory Fellow and consultant with the Teaching with Primary Sources--Colorado program. Mary is the author of two books--Primary Sources in the Library: A Collaboration Guide for Library Media Specialists (Linworth 2003) and Primary Source Teaching the Web 2.0 Way, K-12 (Linworth 2009). She also writes “The Primary Source Librarian” blog for school librarians, teachers, technology specialists, and other educators.