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One woman watches as another examines with a magnifying glass an ornate, decorative image on a printed page

Hide and Seek On Mulberry Street with the Library of Congress

Posted by: Cheryl Lederle

Kids of any age enjoy playing Hide and Seek. It all starts with the very young playing "peekaboo", discovering their own view of the world and their place in it. Vary the game with any visually rich primary source, such as Mulberry Street, for a quick but worthwhile classroom activity. A quick scan of this print reveals a crowd on a busy street. But a closer look draws in the viewer to see specific people. The setting includes items that suggest a feast for the senses--horses, wagon wheels, a cigar, a baby, fresh vegetables, and more.

One woman watches as another examines with a magnifying glass an ornate, decorative image on a printed page

Memorable Professional Development from the Library of Congress – It Made a Real Change

Posted by: Cheryl Lederle

“I had a paradigm shift. I went from trying to include primary and secondary sources to meet state standards to [an a-ha moment]! It is natural to include real resources because it adds quality and authenticity with a human face. I also will be able to take what I have been given and share, disseminate, using all the 'propaganda' you have given me into perpetuity, with rigor!”