How Can We Improve Our Site for K-12 Educators?

The Library's site for Educators, loc.gov/teachers

The Library’s site for Educators, loc.gov/teachers

If you follow this blog, you’re most likely familiar with the Library’s web site for K-12 educators, loc.gov/teachers. We’re proud of the classroom materials, professional development, and other resources we offer on the site. However, we know that there’s always room for improvement, and we know that those improvements start with your input.

As we consider adjusting our site to better support the Library’s K-12 educator audience, we’d like to ask for your help. In the comments, please share any insights based on your experience with using the site. We’d love to know what we’re doing right, what we could do more of or do better, and what we could retire.

  • What do you find invaluable about loc.gov/teachers?
  • What functionality or content could we add?
  • What could we safely remove?
  • How else could we improve our online teacher resources?

Please provide your feedback in the comments, and we look forward to the conversation.

An Updated Portal for African American History Month

The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum have joined together to update their portal to help users find materials that document struggles, accomplishments, and experiences of African Americans.

Students and Presidential Speeches: Analyzing Past Speeches and Delivering Their Own

Abraham Lincoln on the steps of the U.S. Capitol, addressing an inaugural crowd at the end of a brutal war. Teddy Roosevelt leaning from the back of a railroad car to speak to an informal group gathered below him. Franklin Delano Roosevelt facing a row of radio microphones, addressing the nation—and the world—without leaving his home. […]