Wizard of Oz
Summer often includes vacation with lots of time to catch up on popular novels and biographies and old favorites. On June 25, the Library of Congress launched a new exhibition, “Books That Shaped America,” featuring 88 books by American authors. After lively debate, the final list was selected from nominations submitted by curators and experts from throughout the Library. Arguably, these books have shaped the nation over its lifetime.
The Library of Congress blog not only highlights the list and the exhibition, but also provides a place for readers to note their favorites from the list and to suggest titles that they would have included.
So, which books have shaped you or your students?
What’s a good way to get started with primary sources? Here’s a guide to blog posts about using the Library’s Primary Source Analysis Tool to begin investigating historical documents.
If you’re attending the International Society of Technology in Education in San Diego this year, please come visit the Library of Congress on the exhibit floor. The Library will be in booth #4641.
In addition to the materials found on the Teachers Page, there are many other resources on the Library of Congress website that teachers can use to find primary sources.
As students (and teachers) begin looking ahead to summer, celebrate the Fourth of July a little early in your classroom by using The Declaration of Independence: Rewriting the Rough Draft, an online activity from the Library of Congress,
What can a political cartoon say that a drawing or photograph can’t? The Teaching with the Library of Congress blog has published a few helpful posts on using political cartoons in the classroom.
Focusing on details in a set of visual images can reinforce the idea that photographs have a point of view. Studying and comparing various photographs of a subject can reveal a great deal about how each photographer viewed the subject. In the previous post,we asked you to post your answers to the question “Which of these photographs are of the same person?” This post will explore the answer.
Focusing on details in a set of visual images can reinforce the idea that photographs have a point of view. Studying and comparing various photographs of a subject can reveal a great deal about how each photographer viewed the subject. Study the set of images and, in the comments, post your answer to the question. We’ll answer the question in the next post.
Over the past year, this blog has introduced some of the primary sources that make the Library unique, along with the teaching skills that can help teachers unlock those sources’ potential.