Helping Students Visualize the Process of Change with Historic Images

For the Library’s education staff, one of the most rewarding experiences of  November’s National Council for the Social Studies conference was our presentation on Congress.gov. This new and growing Web site from the Library of Congress is the authoritative source of current U.S. legislative information. In the November 2013 issue of Social Education, the journal […]

Celebrating Mexico with Primary Sources from the Library of Congress

The first printing press in the New World…The only existing copy of a documentary on the Mexican Revolution…A legal argument that used drawings of turkeys–and that won its case. These are just a few of the rich cultural artifacts featured in “A Celebration of Mexico,” a conference and display December 12-13 at the Library of […]

10 Ways to Enrich Your Classroom with Primary Sources – Part 2

The first post of this two-part series offered ten tips for filling classroom spaces with engaging primary source displays to promote systematic critical thinking. This second post lists ten ways to introduce primary sources into pedagogy. No matter your grade level or subject, the ten ideas start from this basic premise: For every lesson a primary source!

December in History with the Library of Congress

This post was written by Uhuru Flemming of the Library of Congress. Many teachers like to include mini-lessons or bell-ringers about “this day in history.” The Library of Congress offers two resources that recount what happened on a particular day using the Library’s collections of digitized primary sources: Jump Back in Time (introductory) and Today […]