The hour-long program will start with an analysis of a primary source related to Constitution Day and participants will be invited to discuss instructional strategies that can be used with primary sources. In addition, education specialists will highlight resources related to Constitution Day for teachers from the Library’s vast online collections.
Would your students be willing to march for something they believed in? On August 28, 1963 more than 250,000 people came to the Reflecting Pool and the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
Primary sources have great instructional power, and are increasingly important in standards, including the Common Core State Standards. In this blog, you'll hear from us every few days as we highlight engaging items from the Library's free online collections, along with ready-to-use teaching ideas.
Primary sources are more important to teachers than ever before, and the Library of Congress makes it easy not only to find great primary sources, but also to quickly and effectively use them in your teaching.
Many teachers who read the Teaching with the Library of Congress blog can probably tell a story of finding the perfect primary source at just the right time to ensure a brilliant teaching moment. Unfortunately, teachers more often spend hours painstakingly searching for promising primary sources to fit the curriculum and engage students. Hours, that is, until a Teachers Page Primary Source Set comes to their rescue!