The education team at the Library of Congress is pleased to announce that we will host a new professional development webinar on Constitution Day resources. The event will be held at 7:00 p.m. EDT on September 5, 2013, and you can register here.
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.
Watch the Teaching with the Library of Congress blog for announcements about more hour-long webinar events in the coming months. We hope to offer presentations based on the sessions we conduct at educational conferences such as “Getting to Know the Educational Resources of the Library” and “Instructional Strategies for Teaching with Primary Sources.” We also hope to host special events around particular themes, much like we are doing for Constitution Day.
Meanwhile, visit the Library’s page on teacher professional development to find more resources.
We would love to hear your thoughts on what topics you might like to see. Let us know in the comments below.
September highlights include the first celebrated Labor Day and the publication of the nation’s first daily newspaper.
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.
I hope that this blog post prompted readers to consider how recently-created primary sources reflect our current biases and prejudices.
The Library says goodbye to its 2011-2013 Teacher in Residence, Earnestine Sweeting.
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!