Call for Applications: World History or World Geography Teacher-in-Residence Position at the Library of Congress

The Educational Outreach Division of the Library of Congress is seeking applications from current world history or world geography teachers for a Teacher-in-Residence position during the 2017-18 school year. Details about the position and application are available here.

Martin Waldseemuller’s map of the world, 1507

Each Teacher-in-Residence term is shaped by both the individual and the needs of the institution. In a blog post last year, Tom Bober, one of the Library’s 2015-16 Teachers-in-Residence, reflected on his experience:

I’ve had incredible collaborative relationships where the give and take of ideas has pushed me to give birth to new thinking. It has helped me to gain a deep and rich knowledge of students’ use of primary sources. My thinking has evolved in ways that I couldn’t have predicted.

Tom Bober, 2015-16

Browse these blog posts to learn more about the work of past and current Teachers-in-Residence.

The application deadline is April 17, so don’t delay!

An Updated Portal for African American History Month

The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum have joined together to update their portal to help users find materials that document struggles, accomplishments, and experiences of African Americans.

Students and Presidential Speeches: Analyzing Past Speeches and Delivering Their Own

Abraham Lincoln on the steps of the U.S. Capitol, addressing an inaugural crowd at the end of a brutal war. Teddy Roosevelt leaning from the back of a railroad car to speak to an informal group gathered below him. Franklin Delano Roosevelt facing a row of radio microphones, addressing the nation—and the world—without leaving his home. […]