You and your students may know the names of Margaret Bourke-White, Dorothea Lange, or Clare Boothe Luce. Fewer, however, will know the names of the photographers Helen Johns Kirtland or Toni Frissell, who documented wars, often from the front lines.
As part of our commemoration of the one hundredth anniversary of U.S. involvement in World War I, the Library has launched a new World War I topic page bringing together the richest resources in our collections, along with information about special events and upcoming programs.
Realizing that Valentine’s Day is steeped in tradition may surprise and intrigue young learners.
A prolific inventor, Edison acquired more than a thousand patents for his inventions, which include the incandescent light bulb, the phonograph, and the motion picture camera. Derivatives of many of these inventions remain embedded in our lives today, though we don’t always make the connection to Edison.
What better way for young students to learn about three early presidents than to explore documents from the time period – including letters, school work, diagrams and drawings created by the men themselves?
When school is closed on a snowy day, let the learning and fun continue at home using Library of Congress primary sources.
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.
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. […]
It’s winter in the United States and many sections of the country are blanketed in a coverlet of white. Primary sources can enhance learning about snow, and here are a few resources for getting started, especially in science and technology classrooms.
In the November/December 2016 issue of Social Education, the journal of the National Council for the Social Studies, our “Sources and Strategies” article highlighted George Washington’s very first Presidential Proclamation, described many of the more than 7,700 other proclamations issued by the 44 presidents, and invited students to consider the purpose of such proclamations.