Mark your calendars! The National Book Festival is this Saturday at the Washington, D.C., Convention Center. Events start at 10am and continue until 10pm.
2014 National Book Festival Poster by Bob Staake
Authors at this year’s festival include Judith Viorst, Jules Feiffer, Jack Gantos, Kate DiCamillo, Jacqueline Woodson and Susan Stockdale. Evening events include a Poetry Slam; a session on graphic novels; another session on how great books become great movies; and a celebration of the works of Octavio Paz, Efrain Huerta and Jose Revueltas.
Staff from the Educational Outreach Division and the Young Readers Center will be in the Library of Congress Learning Center of the Let’s Read America Pavilion, located on the second level in Hall D, from 10am-5pm. Come and see how primary sources can be used to enhance and enrich the experience of reading a book. Teachers will have the opportunity to learn about our educational resources and pick up related materials.
The Children’s Guide to the National Book Festival provides an event schedule, tips on how to navigate the Festival, information on some of the authors, an Eye Spy game using the Book Festival poster, and information on the Book Festival patch for Boy and Girl Scouts that will be available at the festival.
We hope to see you all there!
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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.
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Education Specialists from the Library of Congress are going on the road!
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The Library of Congress is now accepting applications for all of its summer programs, including a week-long session for K-12 educators on science and one on civil rights. Held at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, these professional development programs provide educators with tools and resources to effectively integrate primary sources into K-12 classroom teaching, emphasizing student engagement, critical thinking, and construction of knowledge.
The Library of Congress has just launched a new collection, The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America, which explores American history through the lens of song. Teachers looking to bring a variety of “texts” that appeal to different student learning styles have a brand new trove from which to draw.