Are you and your students planning to celebrate Earth Day? Use ideas from our blog to spur activity planning.
We hope you enjoyed “Reading without Walls”, the recent conversation between National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Gene Luen Yang and the Librarian of Congress, Dr. Carla Hayden.
Now we have a way for teachers to bring Library of Congress professional development programming into their homes and classrooms whenever they want it. The Library’s education staff has been building a collection of short videos to help teachers enhance their professional learning. The 40 videos focus on building awareness of the Library’s various collections as well as on the effective use of these primary source materials.
Music is one way to get a message out or to encourage support for a cause, especially during wartime. In the first years of World War I, when the United States was neutral, songs supported the country staying out of the war. After the U.S. entered the war in 1917, songs encouraged or discouraged citizens to enlist and join the battle. Others encouraged those on the home front to support those who were on the battlefield.
The Library of Congress invites you and your students to join in a virtual program that brings together National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Gene Luen Yang and the Librarian of Congress, Dr. Carla Hayden.
Want to discover how to enhance and enrich the educational experiences of young students using primary sources? Join us for a workshop Saturday, May 6, 2017, from 9:00am – 1:00pm at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.
March 31 marks the birthday and national holiday of the great labor activist, César E. Chávez. A Mexican American farm worker who became a civil rights icon, Chávez is seen by many as occupying a space on the Mt. Rushmore of U.S. non-violent protestors.
The Library of Congress will be at the National Science Teachers Association National Conference in Los Angeles, California, from March 30 through April 1, 2017. Stop by booth #2158 to discover how to access these primary sources as well as pedagogical strategies to help students analyze them.
Teachers can help their students explore these moments and many more using the Library’s newest primary source set, World War I. This set brings together primary sources that document a war that was like no other, and that brought about tremendous political, social, and technological changes.
April is national poetry month, and though we don’t see much poetry in today’s newspapers, in the past it was a common feature. In fact, many poets garnered fame and sometimes some funds from having their poems published in newspapers. The Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers database offers a trove of poetry treasures waiting to be discovered.