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Blog Round-Up: Primary Source Analysis Strategies

Posted by: Danna Bell

The Teaching with the Library of Congress blog regularly offers suggestions for helping students practice primary source analysis techniques. Since the launch of the interactive Primary Source Analysis Tool a year ago, thousands of students have analyzed maps, texts, photographs, political cartoons, and more the high tech way.

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Blog Round-Up: Informational Text for Meeting Your Standards

Posted by: Danna Bell

Like many readers of the Teaching with the Library of Congress blog, we have identified strategies related to the Common Core’s instructional “shift” toward integrating more informational texts into literacy programs. Today’s summer blog round-up pulls together five posts packed with ideas for using informational texts from the Library’s collections.

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Remembering Our Honored Dead: Memorial Day Traditions

Posted by: Danna Bell

You may know that Memorial Day was first called Decoration Day, but did you know that originally it honored only those who died in the Civil War? Primary sources from the Library of Congress can help students explore some of the ways people have commemorated Memorial Day in the past.

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Jackie Robinson: Remembering Number 42 with Primary Sources

Posted by: Danna Bell

Baseball still holds a special place in the culture of the United States. As this year's season opened around the nation's capital we began to see more and more people wearing baseball caps, shirts and jackets with their team's favorite logo. Though baseball has been a part of the culture of the United States for many years, not all were allowed to play in the major leagues.