April has been set aside as a time to celebrate and explore the rich and varied legacy of poetry. This conversation with Library of Congress staff Peter Armenti, Digital Reference Specialist, and Rob Casper, Director of the Poetry and Literature Center, explores how to find poetry resources from the Library.
It seems that the Library of Congress has something for everyone, including teachers of all levels. These are just a few snippets from the rich conversations that the Library’s education specialists had last weekend at the ASCD conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Sometimes a primary source can provide unexpected insights into a familiar historical figure. Cheryl Fox, a specialist in manuscripts at the Library of Congress, describes records that illuminate the time a famed crimebuster spent alongside Library catalogers.
If you happen to be attending the NAESP conference this week, please stop by booth #721 to say hello and learn more about the Library’s free professional development opportunities and online resources for teachers.
Are you heading to the ASCD annual conference in Philadelphia? The Library’s K-12 education specialists will be in the exhibit hall in booth 803. Come visit us and learn more about the Library’s professional development opportunities and online resources for teachers, suggest ideas for blog topics, or just drop by to say hello.
April has been set aside as a time to celebrate and explore the rich and varied legacy of poetry. The online activity “Making Connections through Poetry” invites students to analyze primary source images and documents from the Library of Congress and then create a poem to share their understanding of history.
April has been set aside as a time to celebrate and explore the rich and varied legacy of poetry. “Lyrical Legacy: 400 Years of American Song and Poetry” provides resources for teaching with eighteen American songs and poems from the digital collections of the Library of Congress.