“Books That Shaped America” Exhibition

Wizard of Oz

Summer often includes vacation with lots of time to catch up on popular novels and biographies and old favorites. On June 25, the Library of Congress  launched a new exhibition, “Books That Shaped America,”  featuring 88 books by American authors.   After lively debate, the final list was selected from nominations submitted by curators and experts from throughout the Library. Arguably, these books have shaped the nation over its lifetime.

The Library of Congress blog not only highlights the list and the exhibition, but also provides a place for readers to note their favorites from the list and to suggest titles that they would have included.

So, which books have shaped you or your students?

The Library of Congress at ISTE 2012 in San Diego: Come Visit Us

If you’re attending the International Society of Technology in Education in San Diego this year, please come visit the Library of Congress on the exhibit floor. The Library will be in booth #4641. The Library’s K-12 education specialists will be available to talk about strategies for using the Library’s many free teacher resources and millions of […]

Point of View in Photographs – All in the Details, Part 2

Focusing on details in a set of visual images can reinforce the idea that photographs have a point of view. Studying and comparing various photographs of a subject can reveal a great deal about how each photographer viewed the subject. In the previous post,we asked you to post your answers to the question “Which of these photographs are of the same person?” This post will explore the answer.

Point of View in Photographs – All in the Details

Focusing on details in a set of visual images can reinforce the idea that photographs have a point of view. Studying and comparing various photographs of a subject can reveal a great deal about how each photographer viewed the subject. Study the set of images and, in the comments, post your answer to the question. We’ll answer the question in the next post.