Constitution Day and Exploring the Legislative Process

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 […]

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 […]

Welcome Back to Teaching with the Library of Congress Blog

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 […]