I reference the Library of Congress almost each time that I discuss or write about trying to find historic maps and pictures. If you realize the place to look on LOC.gov and the right way to filter a search, you’ll find some wonderful sources to make use of in every kind of historical past classes together with overlaying historic maps onto present views in Google Earth. The problem is wading by the entire data on the Library of Congress’s web site to seek out what you need. Whereas the positioning has gotten remarkably simpler to make use of lately, college students can nonetheless profit from being proven the place to search for historic pictures and maps on LOC.gov.
In this new video I present a brief overview of the 2 locations on the Library of Congress’s web site that I like to recommend college students search and browse to seek out pictures and maps that they’ll use and reuse.
On a associated observe, the Nationwide Jukebox is a superb place to seek out historic music recordings to make use of in your historical past classes. An outline of that useful resource is supplied in this quick video.