The Gershwin Prize celebrates the work of an artist whose career reflects lifetime achievement in promoting song as a vehicle of musical expression and cultural understanding. The prize commemorates George and Ira Gershwin, the legendary American songwriting team whose manuscript collections reside in the Library of Congress.
On Tuesday, November 4, at 7 PM ET, Library education experts will expand on strategies and resources introduced in "Exploring the Legacy of Leadership Through Primary Sources: The Women's Suffrage Movement" from National History Day's 2014-15 Theme Book.
November highlights include the exploring the origins of Veterans Day, the establishment of four Standard Time Zones for the continental U.S., and the opening of the Thomas Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress.
One way for teachers to engage students with poetry is to connect poems and poets to historical events. Students gain a deeper appreciation of poets and their work when they can see snippets of the writer's life in the work.