Sometimes a familiar old song can turn out to have some surprising relatives.
Philadelphia has always been a great place for gatherings, from the Continental Congress to the present day, and the Library will continue that tradition when its staff joins ISTE 2011, the International Society for Technology in Education’s annual gathering at the end of June. The Library of Congress will be there to present effective strategies […]
It’s hard to believe that in the late 19th and early 20th centuries many people got their news from newspapers sold by boys and girls on street corners. Newspapers provided information on national events and local issues, not to mention roller skating, opera performances, and world’s fairs.
Planning to use the Primary Source Analysis Tool? Find and share strategies for activating students’ prior knowledge.
How are primary sources impacting teachers? Hear from our 2011 Library of Congress Teacher Institute participants.
When is a cartoon serious about making a point? When it’s a political cartoon.
Students can explore Thomas Jefferson’s rough draft of the Declaration of Independence to think about the story behind the edits.
How can a set of 16th century maps capture students’ imagination and invite close observation? Read on to find out!
Discover and discuss ways to bring the power of Library of Congress primary sources into the classroom.