The Tweetsie narrow-gauge railroad runs in the North Carolina highlands
Earlier this month, we announced the Library’s first-ever online conference for teachers, and today we’d like to say a bit more about the keynote speaker, Carol Highsmith.
Highsmith, a distinguished and richly-published American photographer, has donated her work to the Library of Congress since 1992. She’s long been a favorite around the Library’s education office for her recent photos that evoke communities from around the United States. She and Helena Zinkham, Chief of the Library’s Prints and Photographs Division will discuss her work, her influences, and her motivation for donating the rights to the American people for copyright-free access in an hour-long session, “Preserving Our Communities with Photography.”
You can find the entire online conference schedule and registration information here. Register for “Preserving Our Communities with Photography” today!
Textbooks and teachers often tell students about German scientist Alfred Wegener who went public in 1912 with his theory of continental drift. The scientific community did not widely accept Wegeners ideas during his lifetime and often derided colleagues who entertained the theory. Wegener passed away in 1930. Even as Marie Tharp was creating maps in the 1950s, scientists were actively constructing ideas and compiling evidence related to seafloor spreading and magnetic striping.
What might a map from 1977, a poster from 1944, and a newspaper article from 1915 have in common with three twentieth century wars and the theory of plate tectonics? These three digitized artifacts in the Library of Congresss collection have quite a bit in common when it comes to the emergence of evidence supporting a key theory in Earth science.
Teaching with the Library of Congress is excited to announce an addition to the Library’s suite of Teacher’s Guides for working with primary sources! You may already be familiar with these format-specific sets of analysis prompts for photographs, maps, cartoons, manuscripts, music and more. Now there’s one especially for working with newspapers. Pair this guide […]
This post was written by Tom Bober, the Library of Congress 2015-16 Audio-Visual Teacher in Residence. In the coming year, Tom will be writing regular posts exploring different aspects of audio-visual materials in the Librarys collections and their use in the classroom. Film can be challenging to work with in the classroom. There must be […]
Bring your questions! Bring your experiences! Bring your friends! The Library of Congress is hosting its first online conference for teachers, and youre invited.
When I search through the Library’s collections, sometimes I’m lucky enough to come across an image from the Highsmith (Carol M.) Archive. I always find myself taking time to freely explore her work.
It’s hard to believe we are halfway through Hispanic Heritage month. If you are looking for Library of Congress primary sources you can use for the rest of the month here are some suggestions.
On Friday, September 18th, 2015, the Library of Congress hosted the Américas Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature. The award, co-sponsored with the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs, recognizes work that “authentically and engagingly portrays Latin Americans, Caribbeans, or Latinos in the United States.” These diverse stories can be highlighted and brought to life through the use of primary sources.
October highlights include the birthdates of John Ross, principal chief of the Cherokee Nation and First Lady Abigail Smith Adams.