Kristi Finefield of the Library’s Prints and Photographs Division has developed a series of videos that can help students learn how to look at a photograph to find details and hints to construct answers.
In the January/February 2017 issue of Social Education, the journal of the National Council for the Social Studies, our “Sources and Strategies” article features items from the Rosa Parks Collection.
On January 18, 2017, Anne Savage of the Library of Congress Educational Outreach team packed up her rolling bag and headed out into the wonderful world of retirement.
As we consider adjusting our site to better support the Library’s K-12 educator audience, we’d like to ask for your help.
From July 31-August 4, the Library of Congress will host a special 5-day WWI-themed Summer Teacher Institute. The session is open to any K-12 educator interested in teaching with primary sources.
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?