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Using Historical Newspapers for Primary Source Analysis and Writing Prompts
Chronicling America, Library of Congress
This site provides access to digitized copies of historical newspapers from 1836 - 1922 for over 20 states (with more to be added). Use the advanced search features to search by subject, location, and/or date.
Boston Public Library Electronic Newspapers Databases
Click on the Boston Globe (1872 - 1922) via Access Newspaper Archive. Use the search by state feature to search by topic and date.
Note: To access the BPL newspapers collections you must have a BPL eCard. E-Card applications are available at:
Activator: Historical Newspaper Scavenger Hunt:
Extra, Extra: Using Historic Newspapers for Primary Source Analysis and Writing Prompts:
A Process for Reading Historical Newspaper Articles:
The Wilsonian Moment: Woodrow Wilson's Post-World War I Diplomacy on the World Stage
The Wilsonian Moment: Self-Determination and the International Origins of Anticolonial Nationalism.
London: Oxford University Press, 2007.
Manela, Erez. “Imagining Woodrow Wilson in Asia: Dreams of East-West Harmony and the Revolt Against Empire in 1919.”
, 111 (2006), 1327 – 51.
Mao Zedong, “So Much for National Self-Determination,” “Poor Wilson,” and “Study the Extremist Party,” (1919), in Stuart R. Schram, ed.
to Power: Revolutionary Writings, 1912 – 1949,
7 vols (1992), I, 337 – 338.
The Fourteen Points:
The League of Nations Covenant, Article 10:
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Strategies for Seminar Discussion in the History Classroom
Strategies for Seminar Discussion in History.ppt
"Peace Without Victory" (Condensed):
Rubric for Determining a Seminar Text:
Sample Seminar Questions:
Script for Seminar Process:
Plan/Steps for Seminar:
Seminar Participant Reflection:
Sampler of Seminar Questions:
Seminar Questions for Peace without Victory:
Peace without Victory_WW.docx
Ranking and Quadrant Chart Example Questions:
Sample Seminar Questions Ranking and Quadrant Chart.doc
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