Teachers and school librarians! If you’re coming to the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C., this weekend, stop by the Library of Congress pavilion (download a map here) to say hello to the Library’s education staff.
Here are some of our planned activities:
Pick up a sticker to identify yourself as a teacher or a school librarian.
Thank you gifts, while supplies last, to current subscribers of the Teaching with the Library of Congress blog. Just show this message on your mobile device or bring a printed copy to the Educational Outreach table in the Library of Congress pavilion.
Fun, interactive primary source analysis. We’ll rotate the primary sources throughout the Festival, so stop by often.
Presentation by the Library’s Teacher-in-Residence exploring ways to “Discover the Power of Library of Congress Primary Sources …and Books.” Stop by the Library of Congress pavilion on Sunday from 12:20-12:50 to:
- Experience a model activity demonstrating how Library of Congress primary sources can be used with literature to enhance learning outcomes for students
- Generate ideas for using and adapting this strategy in your own setting
- Learn how to access these and more free primary sources and teaching ideas through loc.gov/teachers
- Enter in a drawing to win a book from a Book Festival author
We’ll be tweeting about the Festival at the #NatBookFest and #edchat hashtags, so please join us.
Experts will be on hand to answer your questions about teaching with primary sources from the Library of Congress.
Let us know in the comments if you plan to stop by!