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.
This post is by Teresa St. Angelo, the 2016-2017 Library of Congress Teacher in Residence. “The students were listening, participating, involved, and having fun,” exclaimed two kindergarten teachers. “And they were interested. I wasn’t sure how you would do that with this topic, but everyone loved it!” added a third. Teachers also told me that […]
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Looking for ideas on how to help students understand this important event? These Library of Congress blogs provide links to resources on the presidential inaugurations and the activities that surround it.
Analyzing primary sources from the online collections of the Library of Congress provides an opportunity to deepen the study of King’s life and legacy and to help students become more connected with the issues and events that shaped his life.
What’s one topic that’s usually of great interest to young learners? Toys! Tap into this interest and offer a primary source lesson that will inspire learning.
As the nation prepares to inaugurate the 45th person to hold this high office, explore the Library’s inauguration presentation for teachers to learn more about this historic event.
May the new year bring you peace and success. We at the Library look forward to sharing more teaching tips and primary sources with you.
Here’s hoping that your paperwork is in order and that you and your family follow the the most important rule of the holiday season: Make time for family, friends and relaxation.
Earlier this month, I spoke with Dr. Carla Hayden, the 14th Librarian of Congress, about a wide variety of topics. As I kicked off our conversation, I was thinking about the first activity I do with my new kindergartners each fall. We engage in a show and tell of items in the students’ backpacks. This one activity gives me an awareness and understanding of the boys and girls unlike any other.