On January 18, 2017, Anne Savage of the Library of Congress Educational Outreach team packed up her rolling bag and headed out into the wonderful world of retirement. A vital and longtime member of the team, with interests in working with younger children and in using technology to help make primary sources accessible to all, she was the first to share ideas and comments and to add her expertise to any project.
We will see Anne again when she comes in to perform with the Library’s chorale and to do research, but in our office we will miss her good humor, her willingness to pitch in, and her passion to support teachers and their access to the best professional development and teaching resources available.
We’d like to celebrate Anne by showcasing some of her best blog posts.
This post discusses a few techniques to provide a safe place for students to share ideas and concerns as well as instructional strategies for teaching difficult topics.
Explore ideas for creating a classroom environment that encourages inquiry-based, interactive use of Library of Congress primary sources.
Employ specific strategies to encourage deep, purposeful observation.
What is the benefit of being surprised by a primary source?
This post offers suggestions on primary source activities to use with younger students.
Anne mined the collections to generate suggestions on studying ballooning and the inventiveness of the Victorian era.
Part of a series on using the primary source analysis tool with students, this post focuses on how to help students develop questions as part of the inquiry process.
In the comments section of Anne’s last post on the primary source set Three Presidents: Primary Sources for Primary Grades and Beyond several people noted their appreciation for Anne and her work with the Library’s Educational Outreach team. Here’s your chance to thank Anne for a job well done and to note which of her blog posts was your favorite.