Helen Keller had been eagerly writing since she had first gained the ability to do so several years before. Although an illness in her infancy had left her unable to see or hear, an inventive teacher, Annie Sullivan, introduced her to language, and soon she was reading and writing using braille and the assistance of interpreters.
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 […]
Harry Houdini, who died on Halloween in 1926, is probably best known as a magician and escape artist, but he also devoted considerable energy to investigating and debunking the claims of spiritualists. Who better to peel back that veil than a master illusionist?
On Saturday, November 4, 2017, the Library of Congress will host a free, one-day workshop for K-12 educators interested in incorporating music-related primary sources into their classroom instruction.
Have you ever thought about taking one topic or theme and finding the connections in various subjects? Consider having a spider-themed day at your school and see how you can work spiders into your classroom activities.
On Saturday, October 7, from 11 am to 12 pm, the Library of Congress will facilitate a one hour hands on workshop — Exploring Practices, Nature of Science, and Science in Society: Analyzing Historical Primary Sources from the Library of Congress at the NSTA Area Conference in Baltimore, Maryland.
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.
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.
Rick Riordan will be talking with students about his new book, “Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 3: The Ship of the Dead.” Tuesday, October 3, 2017 from 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM EDT, and will be streamed live from the Library of Congress in Washington, DC.
We thought it would be a unique way to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month–as well as the work of our former interns–by highlighting some of their blog posts related to Hispanic heritage.