Exploring Different Perspectives on World War I Through Different Responses to the Armistice

In the October 2017 issue of Social Education, the journal of the National Council for the Social Studies, our & “Sources and Strategies” article features two manuscript documents from individuals with very different responses to the armistice that ended the major fighting of World War I.

The Library of Congress and Native American Heritage Month

November is National Native American Heritage Month, set aside to honor the history and traditions of Native Americans. The Teaching with the Library of Congress blog has published a number of posts about teaching about Native American history and culture using primary sources. Many of  them focus on what can and cannot be learned about […]

Five Questions with Shelley NiTuama, on detail to Educational Outreach from the National Endowment for the Humanities

I’m delighted to be back at the Library in a new incarnation as a librarian-educator. I’m excited to be able to bring all that professional experience to bear in my current charge, which is to engage audiences in creating and sharing knowledge, inspire a love of reading and research, and inform the public about the treasures here.

Banned Books Week: News Coverage of Textbook Burnings During World War I

During the last week of September, a number of organizations observe Banned Books Week, an annual celebration of the freedom to read. As the Library of Congress is currently commemorating the hundredth anniversary of U.S. involvement in World War I, this is an opportunity to explore a wave of book burnings in American towns that took place during the war.