Welcome to a new school year, and welcome back to this blog! At Teaching with the Library of Congress, we’re dedicated to helping teachers discover and share great Library of Congress primary sources and strategies for using them in the classroom.
Primary sources have great instructional power, and are increasingly important in standards, including the Common Core State Standards. In this blog, you’ll hear from us every few days as we highlight engaging items from the Library’s free online collections, along with ready-to-use teaching ideas.
In the coming year, we plan to cast more light on teaching science with primary sources, on informational text, and on exciting things teachers are doing with historical artifacts.
If you’re just joining us, here are some good places to get started.
We depend on you for guidance, though. What would you like to see us cover in this blog? Drop us a note in the comments, and we hope to hear from you throughout the school year.