The following is a guest post by Rebecca Newland, Teacher in Residence at the Library of Congress.
Primary sources play an integral role in an investigation of a historical event or era. By analyzing primary sources, students can discover more than just their content — they can also begin to explore their context. Analyzing sources from a variety of perspectives offers students the opportunity to immerse themselves in an event or era as well as to discover new topics for further exploration.
Alice Paul Describes Force Feeding, December 1909
Join us in a webinar
On Tuesday, November 4, at 7 PM ET, Library education experts will expand on strategies and resources introduced in “Exploring the Legacy of Leadership Through Primary Sources: The Women’s Suffrage Movement” from National History Day’s 2014-15 Theme Book.
Participants will engage in a model primary source analysis, discuss strategies for incorporating primary sources into projects, hear from Library experts about available resources related to women’s suffrage including the Women’s Suffrage Primary Source Set available on the Teachers Page, and learn about how and where to find additional resources in the Library’s collections.
Throughout the year, the Library will be hosting educator webinars every other Tuesday at 7:00 ET focusing on a variety of instructional strategies for using primary sources in instruction. The 2014 schedule and information about joining the webinar is now available. Watch here for reminders about each!
Can’t join the live event? The full webinar schedule, including upcoming events and recordings of past events is available here. We’ll add the recording from this event, too.
Learn more about the Veterans History Project (VHP) from the Library of Congress and the many ways it can be used in the classroom. Teachers who have both contributed to and taught with the rich collections of the Veterans History Project, education staff from the Library, and the VHP staff will discuss these rich resources and […]
On Tuesday, October 7, at 7 PM ET, staff from the Library will host a webinar that will engage participants in a model primary source analysis, facilitate a discussion about the power of primary sources for teaching about civil rights issues, and demonstrate how to find resources from Library of Congress.
On Tuesday, September 23, at 7 PM ET, education experts from the Library will offer a webinar that will engage participants in a model photograph analysis activity, facilitate a discussion about the power of teaching with visual images, and demonstrate how to find visual images from the Library of Congress.
Throughout the year, the Library will be hosting educator webinars every other Tuesday at 7:00 ET focusing on a variety of instructional strategies for using primary sources in instruction. The 2014 schedule and information about joining the webinar is now available from loc.gov/teachers.
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.
Don’t forget that the National Book Festival is this coming Saturday at the Washington Convention Center. Events start at 10am and continue until 10pm.
September highlights include the signing of the Panama Canal Treaty and Neutrality Treaty and the first celebration of Labor Day in the United States of America.
This is a guest post by Camille Tolliver. Camille worked with the education team at the Library of Congress as part of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) Internship Program.
Here at the Library, we on the K-12 education team are reflecting on the fact that this blog has reached its three-year anniversary. At the same time, we’re looking forward to a busy summer.
In the March/April issue of Social Education, the journal of the National Council for the Social Studies, our “Sources and Strategies” article focused on technologies and ideas related to effective communication.