I reference the Library of Congress practically each time that I speak or write about looking for historic maps and pictures. If you recognize the place to look on LOC.gov and easy methods to filter a search, you will discover 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 via the entire info on the Library of Congress’s web site to search out what you need. Whereas the location 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 search out pictures and maps that they’ll use and reuse.
On a associated observe, the Nationwide Jukebox is a good place to search out historic music recordings to make use of in your historical past classes. An outline of that useful resource is offered in this brief video.