“The Library of Congress means many different things to many people. But for teachers and students it represents a source of discovery and learning unlike any other.”
Those sentences were part of this blog’s first post, which went live one year ago today. In the 113 or so posts that followed, we’ve tried to live up to that statement. We’ve introduced some of the primary sources that make the Library unique, along with the teaching skills that can help teachers unlock those sources’ potential.
This has led us through a wide range of topics, from ancient maps to contemporary poetry, from primary source analysis skills to a mystery about To Kill a Mockingbird. Most importantly, this has led to lively discussions with educators from around the world, and to exchanges of ideas that, we hope, will spark further discovery by teachers and students.
With that in mind, we’d like to thank everyone who’s contributed to making this blog a success. And as we celebrate, the best gift you could give us would be your thoughts on how to proceed from here.
What posts have you found especially helpful in the first year of this blog? And what would you like to see us discuss in the future?