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Teachers examine a photograph from the Library's collections
Teachers examine a photograph from the Library’s collections

As the nation’s educators prepare for–or begin–the new school year, we welcome you to another year of the Teaching with the Library of Congress blog!

This blog supports teachers and school librarians as they teach with primary sources, particularly those from the rich online collections of the Library. Our posts cover a wide range of disciplines, spotlighting powerful items from the collections as well as sharing teaching strategies from our staff and many partners. Whether you’re focused on science, history, literature, civics, informational text, the Common Core State Standards, or inquiry, you’ll find helpful ideas and engaging conversation here.

Search our past posts to find topics of interest, or start with these popular posts:

Watch this space for our fall season of posts, and follow @TeachingLC on Twitter for up-to-the-minute teaching ideas and more primary sources.

In the meantime, let us know what you’d like to see covered in this blog!




Comments (4)

  1. Congratulations on another year of great posts! More and more teachers are realizing what an amazing addition this blog is to their classrooms and teaching arsenal.

    I would love to see more serial posts (Part I, Part II, etc.) that build context and anticipation from one post to the next. Primary sources that uncover stories, especially those that never made it into a textbook, have a way of reeling me back in once I’ve had an initial taste.

  2. How can I direct my Philosophy undergraduate students to find required readings “Teaching with the Library of Congress”? Gonzalo T. Palacios, Ph.D. Prince George’s Comm. College,, Largo, MD at [email protected]

    • If you are trying to find full text books we have few online due to copyright issues. You may want to work with the reference librarians at your institution to locate the materials you need for your students. If you have additional questions you can direct a question to our Ask A Librarian Service. Best wishes.

  3. Would like to see more ideas for Middle school kids. Grade 6th thru 8th.


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