In the September 2014 issue of Social Education, the journal of the National Council for the Social Studies, our “Sources and Strategies” article focused on the economic challenges facing the young United States at the time of the Constitutional Convention. We suggested that continental currency might ignite student interest in the subject.
The Library of Congress 2014-15 educator webinar series kicks off tonight at 7:00 ET with a program about Constitution Day Resources. Join teachers and school librarians from around the country to get quick access to primary sources and teacher tools to use with your students in time for Constitution Day.
The Constitution is an inspirational document, but it’s also something else: a blueprint. When adopted in 1787, the Constitution was meant to be the plan for a new national government, and it carefully outlines procedures for electing representatives, paying the president, and creating laws. This Constitution Day, we can look back at some of the […]
The education team at the Library of Congress is pleased to announce that we will host a new professional development webinar on Constitution Day resources. The event will be held at 7:00 p.m. EDT on September 5, 2013, and you can register here. The hour-long program will start with an analysis of a primary source […]
The Preamble to the U.S. Constitution is well known to many Americans. But the meaning of those 52 words, and the original intent of the delegates to the Constitutional Convention of 1787, are still widely studied and debated.
On September 17 we take a moment to celebrate the signing of the United States Constitution. This year also take a moment to celebrate the man who is considered the “Father of the Constitution,” James Madison.
Looking for a Constitution Day activity? Have students zoom in on actual draft documents to learn what’s behind the main ideas in the Constitution. They’re sure to discover some intriguing changes along the way.
What would it be like to hold history in your hands? To leaf through the pages of a suffragist’s scrapbook? To scrutinize a political cartoon published by Benjamin Franklin? To hear a decorated veteran speak to you about what it was like to live in a detention camp in his own country? The Library of […]
Walk with civil rights activists as they march against racial segregation. Pick out the details of a nineteenth-century factory. Zoom in on the faces of children at play one hundred years ago.
As teachers begin planning for the next school year, the Library of Congress invites students everywhere to touch, draw on, and explore some of its most valuable treasures–all via its three newest free interactive ebooks for tablets.
Are you looking for ways to celebrate George Washington or others who have held the highest office in the United States? Teaching with the Library of Congress has published a number of posts documenting their lives and experiences using primary sources from the Library’s collections.