If you were to ask your students, “What is a map?” what do you think they would say?
Have you been looking for easy access to primary sources to help students think critically and write analytically?
Given the increased relevance of copyright in the digital age, the U.S. Copyright Office, located at the Library of Congress, recognizes the need to engage in public education and outreach.
By law, February 22 is called George Washington’s Birthday, but many now use the day to honor or commemorate all U.S. presidents. One easy way to help your students explore the legacy of three great presidents is by using a primary source set from the Library of Congress.
We wanted to revisit staff favorites, posts that received the most comments and some that were highlighted by teachers who work with the Library.
Apply to participate in a Teaching with Primary Sources Summer Teacher Institute at the Library of Congress.
One way to introduce African American History Month is by facilitating a discussion about the ways in which African American achievement has been recognized in the nation’s past.
Check out two new lesson plans from the Library of Congress using primary sources from Meeting of Frontiers, a bilingual, multimedia English-Russian digital library.
We were thrilled to see the wonderful responses from the blog post on teaching difficult subjects. A huge thank you to all of those who commented, made teaching suggestions and linked to this post.
What if after 235 years all that was left to tell the story of your life was a single scrap of paper? That is exactly what happened to a woman named Martha Morris who lived in New York during the Revolutionary War.